Jazz Chord Voicings: Dominant 7, add 13

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Sixth in the series of commonly-used chord voicings for a C Dominant Seventh chord…

Drop the 5 and play the two definitive tones (3, b7) plus “the 13″(6)… Such “fourthy” voicings create a very open and hip sound…

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(If you need a refresher on chord structure: Chord Structure: The Number System)

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You still have HOMEWORK to do: Using your knowledge of scales and chord structure (and your ears of course), transpose these voicings to all twelve keys (recommended sequences: chromatically ascending, chromatically descending, and around the dominant cycle). In doing so, you are going to build an enormous chord vocabulary that integrates the aural, visio-spatial, kinesthetic and lays a solid foundation for fluent improvisation.


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