Jazz Chord Voicings: Major 6,9

Although not technically a major 7th chord, this colorful, less dissonant alternative to CM7 works great in jazzy ballads and slow latin tunes. Notice that the harmonically charged "7" is missing...

jazz chord voicings

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Now move the right hand voicing to the your left hand and improvise with your right...

Study-Practice: Using your knowledge of scales and chord structure (and your ears of course), transpose these voicings to all twelve keys, building an immense chord vocabulary... a vocabulary that integrates visio-spatial, aural, and kinesthetic awareness!


Here is an inversion of the above. Having such inversions in your bag is important for at least two reasons:

jazz chord voicings

Study-Practice: Using your knowledge of scales and chord structure (and your ears of course), transpose these voicings to all twelve keys, building an immense chord vocabulary... a vocabulary that integrates visio-spatial, aural, and kinesthetic awareness!