Chord voicing & inversions

Darius Brubeck Lesson time: (13min 36sec)

Chords don't always have to be played in "closed" position as we've seen until now. They can be played differently to obtain different sonorities by spreading the voicings around. Similarly, a chord inversion allows you to modify the sound of chord by turning the group of notes in the chord upside down. Downloads for this lesson: Summer Song Work Sheet 2 - great example of voice leading in the bass line in the B section (descending) Downloads for this lesson: Open position chords chart

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Darius Brubeck is a noted jazz pianist and educator. He has released numerous albums as a leader, as well as touring internationally with his own groups, and the Brubecks Play Brubeck collaboration with his brothers.

Darius has served as a Fulbright visiting professor in Romania and Turkey. He initiated the first degree course in Jazz offered by an African University at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, where he taught till 2005.

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