Drop Voicings like Drop 2 and Drop 3 are very common in Jazz, and as a Jazz guitarist, you want to know and use them in your comping and chord melody arrangements. Especially Drop 2 voicings are very common in the playing of Wes Montgomery, George Benson and many others. In this video, I am going to break down how these terms work and how to construct drop voicings so that you have a better understanding of the voicing technique and can create your own drop voicings.
I will go over this and also give some examples of how the different voicings sound on a II V I. In the end, it is more important how they sound. It is maybe also interesting in itself how different they sound with the same notes just different voicings.
0:00 Intro – What is a Drop2 or a Drop3 voicing
0:24 Understanding Drop Voicings and how they sound
0:37 The Difference in Sound
0:50 #1 Drop2 – Wes Montgomery and George Benson
1:23 How We Assign Numbers to Voices in a Chord
2:00 Drop2 voicings
2:09 II V I Example with Drop2
2:25 #2 Drop3
2:57 II V I Example with Drop3
3:18 #3 Drop 4
4:00 II V I Example with Drop4
4:14 #4 Drop2&4 – Allan Holdsworth
4:57 II V I Example with Drop2&4
6:05 II V I Example with Drop2&3
6:19 Different Voicing = Different Sound
6:53 Like The Video? Check out My Patreon Page!
Get a free E-book
If you want to download a Free E-book of 15 II Valt I licks then subscribe to my newsletter:
Get the PDF!
The PDF with examples for this video is available through Patreon. You can check out my Patreon Page here: https://www.patreon.com/jenslarsen
Jazz Guitar Insiders Facebook Group
Join 1500+ Other Jazz Guitarists 🎸Join us in the Facebook Jazz Guitar Group Community: http://bit.ly/InsidersFBGroup
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for topics then please let me know. Leave a comment on the video or send me an e-mail. That is the best way for me to improve my lessons and make them fit what you are searching for.