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Step #3 – Advanced 2 Hand Voicings Series Part 2

Stage 4 | Lesson: 39 | Step 3 – (theory) Here we’re combining upper structure triads with our LH shells. This particular set up is as good as it gets. This is a true authentic jazz voicing sound you’ll hear on albums and tracks. After this we’ll work to help you isolate and distinguish specific extensions so you’re choosing which ones you want to play.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #4 – Drop 2 Top Line Harmonization

Stage 4 | Lesson: 39 | Step 4 – (theory) This little drop 2 harmonization strategy creates a gorgeous top line combination that is widely used in the professional jazz pianist world. The 3rds that this harmony creates can be expanded upon as well.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #5 – Major Upper Structure Triads

Stage 4 | Lesson: 39 | Step 5 – (theory) There are some beautiful major upper structure triads. Obviously not as many as our dominant 7ths, but these will still give you some amazing colors to resolve to after you’ve played your 2 and 5 chords of a 2-5-1.

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Step #1 – Hexatonic Minor 7th Chords (ii-, bIII maj)

Stage 4 | Lesson: 38 | Step 1 – (theory) In this step we’ll look at a hexatonic scale that can be used over minor 7th chords. This one isn’t complicated. It uses an ii- upper structure triad which gives us the 9,11, and 13 mixed with a b3 major triad which is all chord tones.

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Step #2 – b6 Pentatonic Scale

Stage 4 | Lesson: 38 | Step 2 – (theory) In this step we’ll learn the b6 pentatonic scale. I describe the sound and texture of the b6 pentatonic scale as being the “Star Wars” sound. You’ll often hear me refer to this anytime the b6, (#5), is involved in a texture because it’s the same sound you hear in all space movies.

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Step #3 – Modes In 5ths

Stage 4 | Lesson: 38 | Step 3 – (theory) The interval of a 5th is a very strong and useful interval to have mastered in jazz. By this point you should know that most harmonies move and resolve down by 5ths and they’re also use a lot in improvisation.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #4 – Advanced 2 Hand Voicings Series Part 1

Stage 4 | Lesson: 38 | Step 4 – (theory) The setups learned in this step are crucial for creating perfectly balanced two hand voicings. You have to learn the the specific setup your LH takes to support the chord before adding in the fancy colors in your RH.

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Course Categories: stage 4 theory

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #3 – Advanced 2 Hand Voicings Series Part 2

Stage 4 | Lesson: 39 | Step 3 – (theory) Here we’re combining upper structure triads with our LH shells. This particular set up is as good as it gets. This is a true authentic jazz voicing sound you’ll hear on albums and tracks. After this we’ll work to help you isolate and distinguish specific extensions so you’re choosing which ones you want to play.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #4 – Drop 2 Top Line Harmonization

Stage 4 | Lesson: 39 | Step 4 – (theory) This little drop 2 harmonization strategy creates a gorgeous top line combination that is widely used in the professional jazz pianist world. The 3rds that this harmony creates can be expanded upon as well.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #5 – Major Upper Structure Triads

Stage 4 | Lesson: 39 | Step 5 – (theory) There are some beautiful major upper structure triads. Obviously not as many as our dominant 7ths, but these will still give you some amazing colors to resolve to after you’ve played your 2 and 5 chords of a 2-5-1.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – Hexatonic Minor 7th Chords (ii-, bIII maj)

Stage 4 | Lesson: 38 | Step 1 – (theory) In this step we’ll look at a hexatonic scale that can be used over minor 7th chords. This one isn’t complicated. It uses an ii- upper structure triad which gives us the 9,11, and 13 mixed with a b3 major triad which is all chord tones.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #2 – b6 Pentatonic Scale

Stage 4 | Lesson: 38 | Step 2 – (theory) In this step we’ll learn the b6 pentatonic scale. I describe the sound and texture of the b6 pentatonic scale as being the “Star Wars” sound. You’ll often hear me refer to this anytime the b6, (#5), is involved in a texture because it’s the same sound you hear in all space movies.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #3 – Modes In 5ths

Stage 4 | Lesson: 38 | Step 3 – (theory) The interval of a 5th is a very strong and useful interval to have mastered in jazz. By this point you should know that most harmonies move and resolve down by 5ths and they’re also use a lot in improvisation.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #4 – Advanced 2 Hand Voicings Series Part 1

Stage 4 | Lesson: 38 | Step 4 – (theory) The setups learned in this step are crucial for creating perfectly balanced two hand voicings. You have to learn the the specific setup your LH takes to support the chord before adding in the fancy colors in your RH.

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