Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Chord #106 - G7(13)


Our chord of the day is a simple three-note voicing with the guide tones of the G7 chord (B - the major third of the chord and F - the flatted seventh) in the lower register and an E (the 13th) in the higher register. This is actually a great way to build voicings - keeping guide tones on the lower string sets and adding tensions on top.

Exercise idea: Comp an entire Jazz standard with just voiceled guide tones on the 4th and 5th string. On the second chorus, play the same thing with an added tension on the 2nd string. On the third chorus, add another tension on the 3rd string! Fun fun fun!

In the musical example, I played an embellished G7th arpeggio (with a Bb approach note) leading into a linear version of the voicing.


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