• Chord Voicing: The A & B Voicings Of Right Hand “Skeletons” In Octave Position

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    Discover the secret to the formation of right hand skeletons in octave position in this lesson.

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    These Shell Voicings Will Transform Your Left Hand

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    Do you need left hand ideas? Try these shell voicings.

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    Exposed: The Alto Voice In A Chord And What To Do With It

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    In today’s lesson we’re covering the ins and outs of the drop-2 voicing technique and the alto voice in a chord.

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    Introduction To The Chorale Style of Voicing Triads

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    Learn how to voice all triad qualities using the classical chorale style in this lesson.

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    Here’s a way to multiply your chordal vocabulary… OVERNIGHT!

    If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ve seen several lessons on “inversions.”

    For those of you who don’t know, an inversion is simply a different way to play a chord. And here’s a simple rule to remember…

    The number of ways to “invert” a chord is equal to the number of notes in the chord!

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    Play it the way YOU want to play it: Exploring Chord Voicings!

    chords101picsmall.jpgSince this post about seventh chords has been resurrected from the dead by various students, I’ve decided to expound on the concept of that lesson a little more.

    Basically in that post, I showed you how to spice up seventh chords by changing the way you voice them… [more]

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    Forget the right hand! Focus on the left…

    jon powell gk600 youtubeI get tons of e-mails everyday and from experience, I find that one of the hardest things for musicians to do is play chords on both hands.

    It takes a lot of getting used to, especially when you’re used to playing chords on the right and single bass notes (or power chords like the “1” and “5” notes on the left).

    Don’t get me wrong… this is fine if you’re a solo musician and have to hold down the chords and bass.

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