Jazz School

Learning Outcomes Learn to play Jazz Piano in a variety of authentic styles. Links to Lessons (Most links are down pending a major content upgrade, but check back often for updates!) Introduction to Jazz Everything Frank Thinks He Knows About Jazz in Fifteen MinutesHow to Use these Studies || How NOT to Study Jazz ||Lead Sheets

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Jazz Chord Voicings: Dominant 7, add #9

For a dissonant edgy sound, drop the 5 and play the two definitive tones (3, b7) plus “the #9”. Notice that “sharp 9” is the very same note as “flat 3”. The distinctive major-minor harmonic tension between the natural 3 (major sound) and flat 3 (minor sound) gives this voicing some real teeth in down and dirty

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Jazz School: Chord Voicings: Minor 7 Basic

A wide variety of musical effects can be realized by the vertical arrangement of notes in a chord. Given their harmonic complexity, Jazz chords, in particular, offer many opportunities for creative chord voicing. Let’s begin our exploration of commonly-used chord voicings for a C Minor Seventh chord with the most basic arrangement: Root (1) in the left hand

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