Dec. 16, 2019

Contemporary Shell Voicings


This Jazz Piano Lesson will help you discover, learn, and play Contemporary Shell Voicings for the primary sounds of music (Major, Dominant, Minor, Half Diminished, Diminished). Two voicing options are constructed for each chord to be played in your left hand:

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PODCAST LESSON OUTLINE

  1. Contemporary Major Shell Voicings
    1. 3-6-9 (Ionian Mode)
    2. 7-3-6 (Ionian Mode)
  2. Contemporary Dominant Shell Voicings
    1. 3-6-9 (Mixolydian Mode)
    2. 7-3-6 (Mixolydian Mode)
  3. Contemporary Minor Shell Voicings
    1. 1-4-7 (Dorian Mode)
    2. 5-1-4 (Dorian Mode)
  4. Contemporary Half Diminished Voicings
    1. 1-4-7 (Locrian Mode)
    2. 5-1-4 (Locrian Mode)
  5. Contemporary Diminished Shell Voicings
    1. 3-6-9 (7th Mode Harmonic Minor)
    2. 7-3-6 (7th Mode Harmonic Minor)

The C Chord Family Voicings

  1. Contemporary C Major Shell Voicings
    1. E-A-D (Ionian Mode)
    2. B-E-A (Ionian Mode)
  2. Contemporary C Dominant Shell Voicings
    1. E-A-D (Mixolydian Mode)
    2. Bb-E-A (Mixolydian Mode)
  3. Contemporary C Minor Shell Voicings
    1. C-F-Bb (Dorian Mode)
    2. G-C-F (Dorian Mode)
  4. Contemporary C Half Diminished Voicings
    1. C-F-Bb (Locrian Mode)
    2. Gb-C-F (Locrian Mode)
  5. Contemporary C Diminished Shell Voicings
    1. Eb-Ab-Db (7th Mode Harmonic Minor)
    2. Bbb(A)-Eb-Ab (7th Mode Harmonic Minor)

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