Jazz Piano Tutorial: Pretty Minor 11 Voicing

This short video lesson will help you build your arsenal of piano voicings, which can of course be useful for improvisation, composition and arranging. This voicing is called a Minor 11 chord because it has an 11 on top.

Some Nice Two Handed Major Voicings For Your Consumption

This short instructional lesson will help you build your arsenal of piano voicings, which can of course be useful for improvisation, composition and arranging. Most of the voicings are fairly easy to work with and they’re nice chords to have under your fingers.

Advanced Jazz Harmony: Creating Upper Extension Voicings

A reader recently emailed me to ask a very good question about how to incorporate upper extensions into his voicings. This is a simple way of creating your own voicings to use in different situations that call for upper extensions.

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How to Sound Like McCoy Tyner – Part 1 – Dominant Pentatonic Voicings

In this short video, you are walked through a specific type of jazz piano voicing often used by the great pianist McCoy Tyner while comping. These voicings are called Dominant Pentatonic Inversions and if you practice the material from this lesson diligently, you will gain much more facility in your Tyner-esque comping abilities every day. Click the link below for a free PDF version of the exercise in half-steps:

Dominant Pentatonic Voicings

Advanced Jazz Comping with Fourth Voicings – Pentatonic Inversions

In this video, I show you how to use the classic Bill Evans “So What” voicing and move it up the Pentatonic scale. It’s a great exercise and will really improve your comping technique giving you new ways to play, especially over modal tunes.

Click here for a PDF of the exercise written out in all keys: Pentatonic Inversions