The Magic Chord is a great name for this Maj7(b5) voicing. This is because it can work for a lot of different jazz chords sounds and sounds really great as a lot of useful chords. The Magic Chord can be seen as an advanced chord concept, but really is a very practical way of playing a lot of chords.
In this video, I am going over 10 examples of how you can use this voicing as dominants, tonic minor, half-diminished, Phrygian chords and altered dominants. It really hits some great extensions and chord sounds in harmony from both Major and Melodic minor scales.
0:00 The Magic Chord (just ask Herbie Hancock)
0:43 II V I in C major
1:17 II V I in D minor
1:52 Phrygian Chord to Tonic – C Major
2:26 II V I in D major
2:58 IIø Valt I in A major
3:31 II bVII I in C major
4:02 II Valt I in Bb major
4:37 II bII I in C major
5:09 II V I in Eb major
5:42 II bVII I in G Major
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