It would nice in some ways I suppose if I could give you lots of rules for all music situations. That would make it easier; but of course at that point, music would no longer be an art. There are some general rules; but much to the consternation of those who think this is all […]
Tag Archives: 9th chord
Every time I give tips about writing/arranging, I pinch myself. I still can’t believe anybody wants to read what I have to say about the topic. I sincerely feel unqualified to run a blog dedicated to music. Regardless of what I think about it, a lot of people do come here for help. I am […]
As you have seen in previous lessons, the 2nd/9th is really a very versatile color note. Remember that the 2nd and 9th are the same note–you call it a 9th only if there is a seventh in the chord. Today, I want to discuss its versatility as an added note in ornamental runs and arpeggios. […]
I hope that you are practicing what I taught in the last lesson about using the 9th in specific voicings. Don’t worry if it takes a while to get–those voicings will become instinctive and will greatly help your playing.One thing I want to mention at this point is that there is one particular finger you […]
As we continue working through “Take My Life,” I will be showing you potential color notes to add. Today, I want to give you a few specific voicings for adding the 9th. Remember that the 9th is just a complicated way of saying the2nd. (you call it a 9th rather than a 2nd when a […]
A quick guide to help you color your chords.