Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A Handful of Major Chord Voicings (with colorful illustrations) [Part 1 of 2]

Prepare yourself to play some of these pretty chords. In general, they more-or-less all share the following characteristics:

  • Mostly quartal (stacked in fourths)
  • Contain extensions such as the 6th (13th) or 9th
  • Relatively equal spacing between notes
  • Sound really great
Here they are all together on one line of music, with an accompanying video (listen for the subtle differences between each voicing):

(These labels I assigned each one will be explained in Part 2.)

In the next installment [Part 2 of 2], I will show you how to construct each of these voicings.

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