Jazz Clues


Jazz Clues: Voicing extended chords – Neil Moore

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Stephen R., California

Some questions from the Jazz program… Using Jazz Clue 3, in “Here to Stay” the Bmin7-5 has a C not a C# right? It sounds better to me with C (which would be a -9). So RH is CDF, correct? Also, the E7-9 is RH F, G#, C#? We include the 6th even on the -9 chords, yes?
What about the 11th, sus and dim chords in “If You Call” and the 13ths in “High Five”? I’m not sure if any of this was addressed in the TTM, but I missed it. I just want to be playing these correctly. How would we address these with Jazz Clue 2?

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Kym N., California

The Teacher Workshop Series: Teaching the Jazz Clues Program talks about the extended chords. The teacher workshop is pretty good and it helped me a lot when I was preparing the Jazz program.

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Neil Moore

Please check out this link for my full response to this question: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6mpAMD83TM&feature=youtu.be.

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Stephen R., California

Wow, that answered a lot. I really appreciate the personal response and taking the time. I have been using mostly the 235 or 236 voicings in the RH, but wasn’t realizing sometimes those notes may be taken up by the melody. Makes sense!