Being able to make music with chords is not about knowing as many voicings as possible. You need to work on connecting the different voicings and give you something that you can turn into music. Knowing all Drop2 voicings and all Shell-voicings doesn’t mean that you can comp.
This lesson demonstrates how to build a compact and simple set of voicings and also shows you how you combine the chords and make music with them.
What you will learn:
– Effective voicing set for an F Jazz Blues
– Connecting different types of voicings
– Making phrases with Jazz chords
The exercises are split into two sets: simpler exercises that give you an overview of the possibilities with the voicings and another set showing you how to combine different voicings types and how to make music with them while comping.
I will start with some basic shell-voicings that you probably already know and from there build chords that contain 3 and 4 notes, in fact ending up with a set of Drop2 voicings on the blues.
Each exercise is one chorus long so it is short enough to learn in a limited amount of time, but they also contain lots of examples that you can incorporate and use in your own playing.