Jan. 20, 2020

Altered Dominant Voicings


This Jazz Piano Lesson will help you discover, learn, and play the Altered Dominant Voicings commonly used by professional jazz pianists. Be sure to Download the Podcast Guide for this podcast that musically notates the Altered Dominant Voicings for all twelve Dominant Chords; an invaluable educational tool to reference while studying and practicing. Download Podcast Guide.

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PODCAST LESSON OUTLINE

  1. C Dominant 7
    1. LH = E-Bb, RH = E-A-D
    2. LH = Bb-E, RH = A-D-G
  2. C Dominant #11
    1. LH = E-Bb, RH = D-F#-A 
    2. Apply inverted shapes for voicings options (listen to the podcast for details)
  3. C Dominant b13
    1. LH = E-Bb, RH = C-E-G#
    2. Apply inverted shapes for voicings options (listen to the podcast for details)
  4. C Dominant b9b13
    1. LH = E-Bb, RH = C#-E-G#
    2. Apply inverted shapes for voicings options (listen to the podcast for details)
  5. C Dominant b9#9b5#5 (Fully Altered)
    1. LH = E-Bb, RH = C#-E-G#
    2. LH = E-Bb, RH = Eb-Gb-Bb
    3. LH = E-Bb, RH = Gb-Bb-Db
    4. LH = E-Bb, RH = Ab-C-Eb
    5. Apply inverted shapes for voicings options (listen to the podcast for details)

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