Jazz Chord Voicings: Major 7: Shell Voicing

If you are looking for a sparse, light, open texture, it can be quite effective to simply play the root and seventh of the chord in your left hand. This leaves you lots of space and freedom to play the melody or improvise with your right hand...

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!