Rootless Voicings with Added Tension - Chord Changes to "Blame it on My Youth"

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Lesson Description

These standard one-handed voicings are the bedrock of every jazz pianists' technique. From Wynton Kelly and Red Garland to Tommy Flanagan, Bill Evans and beyond, these rich sounding voicings with their their smooth voice-leading and effective use of tension pervade bop and post-bop jazz piano.

This lesson will show you how to use both forms of the major and minor ii-V-I progression voicings (major A and B and minor A and B forms) to voice the chord changes to the standard tune, "Blame it on My Youth."

Prerequisites

Five Essential Seventh Chords
Voice Leading Root-Based Chords

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2 Videos
2 Quizzes
1 Survey
3 Texts
1 Download
Bill Rinehart
Bill Rinehart

About the instructor

Bill did undergraduate work at the Berklee College of Music and holds the M.Mus. degree in Jazz Studies from the Boston Conservatory/Berklee College of Music where he studied with Ray Santisi and Charlie Banacos. Bill taught and played extensively around the Boston area for the better part of two decades appearing everywhere from the legendary Ryles Jazz Club in Cambridge MA to a long stand at the Hampshire House on Beacon Hill in Boston before relocating to the Raleigh-Durham NC area where he teaches full-time on JazzPianoOnline.com.