Lesson 114: Harmonization, Chord Voicings and Voice-Leading Part II
Exercise 1: The Blues
Check out this small exercise on the blues in C:
and this one, with the 7th and the 3rd inverted:
Now, the same two exercises in F - for different fingerings:
Omitting the Bass Note
After you have mastered the above exercises, practice them without the bass note, the root. This may initially be very hard, but work on it - it is very important to be able to omit the root. In many settings the root will simply be the least important/ interesting note to play...
Exercise 2: Rhythm Changes
Now check out this small exercise on rhythm changes:
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