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Other Voicings of D7b9(#11)

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DannyEss  
1 Mar 2011 00:13 | Quote
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Jazz study all leads to interesting voicings...there is a pretty old jazz Bossa type tune that using a chord progression in the middle of the tune:

Am7 | D7b9(#11) | Gm7 | C7b9(#11) | Fmaj7


the voicing I am using is the following:


e---x---4---x---2---x
B---5---4---3---2---1
G---5---5---3---3---2
D---5---4---3---2---2
A---x---5---x---3---x
E---5---x---3---x---1

I am courious if any of the jazz buffs would do any other voicings for the progession in this example?

coleman  
1 Mar 2011 00:22 | Quote
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i would use the same one or part of it, like leave out the root.
JustJeff  
1 Mar 2011 09:49 | Quote
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Well, it all depends on what kind of bass line you're looking for, and what kind of melody.

You can run different inversions, voicings, expressions, etc.

There are way too many possibilities to even label what you can do with that (not really) simple progression.
coleman  
2 Mar 2011 01:52 | Quote
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good point just jeff!

@ Danny : what tune is it? is it arranged for a combo or big band?
DannyEss  
2 Mar 2011 21:52 | Quote
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Believe it or not...

The Girl from Ipanema during the B part
coleman  
2 Mar 2011 23:49 | Quote
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haha i've played that tune but i don't remember those extentions is it for big band?
DannyEss  
2 Mar 2011 23:57 | Quote
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Its based on the "Real Book" I believe its the orignal chord structure. Since you are a Jazz buff...its a great resource
RA  
3 Mar 2011 12:45 | Quote
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That's the progress for Girl of Ipanema I've never seen another one.

the progression pretty standard for a falling fourth cycle in jazz. b9 is the most used altered tone. The #11 is just the leading tone for the melody.

but with bossa you generally want to play the 1st and 5th at lest in the bass so play them in root and 2nd. The drop 3 is generally the best for the bass note to sick out and goes well into a drop 2 a fourth above. That and a drop 2 in root has easy reach for the fifth. both allow easy playing of the Melodie even though you have to come out of position (you don't have to but I find it easier).

That and with the drop 3 chords you get a 2nd inversion of the minor 3rd triad which is always nice due to the 5th of the triad (7th of the chord at large) sticking out. Also the reason why the voicing so popular.

this is the way I play it. There is better for different situations, but this is the general best in my opinion, and can suit almost all situations with very little mod. And I can improv easy in it.


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