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Offline Bob

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Materials for applying voicings to music?
« on: January 24, 2013, 02:46:23 AM »
I got another keyboard voicing book.  Same thing -- It explains how to build up chords.  "This is a minor seventh chord.  Here's what it looks like it several keys.  This is a Major seventh chord..."

I could write something like that.  It's fine as an introduction.

Are there books that tell more common voicings (more than root position)?

And are there books that show how to apply those voicings to something resembling music? 

Just wondering.  I've probably got them already.  Hearle, etc.  Just thinking in text here...
Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."

Offline ajspiano

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Re: Materials for applying voicings to music?
«Reply #1 on: January 24, 2013, 03:04:15 AM »
The jazz piano book. - Mark levine.

First major topic post basics is rootless voicings for ii7 V7 IM7 progressions, using 3rds on the bottom, then 7th on the bottom..

Other voicing topics include

bud powel voicings, which are root 3rd and 7th type things..
so what chords (as characterised by the miles davis tune, "so what")
Block chords, which is kinda like whole chords moving in similar motion used to harmonise a melody.. they have a pretty dense harmonic structure.
Upper structure voicings (tritone in LH, root or inverted triad in RH)
4ths chords..  (voicings built entirely on intervals of a 4th)
..etc. etc.

take a look at some excerpts here

Generally it provides a written example of a jazz tune voiced in this manner, and provides suggestions for further tunes to work on.

Also covers other ideas.. modes/improv/latin rhythms etc.