szulc

07-13-2002, 02:12 AM

Using Interval Knowledge

The formula for a DROP 2 Voicing is: Note Skip Note Note Skip

For instance:

R [SKIP 3] 5 7 [SKIP R] 3

Lets look at the intervals of a Min7 chord:

ROOT [minor 3rd] THIRD [Major 3rd] FIFTH [minor 3rd] SEVENTH

In terms of half steps:

ROOT [3] THIRD [4] FIFTH [3] SEVENTH

Lets say we want to make DROP 2 voicings for MIN7th Chords.

First lets extend this interval pattern to include the octave.

ROOT [3] THIRD [4] FIFTH [3] SEVENTH [2] ROOT

Now we and extend this indefinitely.

3 4 3 2 3 4 3 2 3 4 3 2 3 4 3 2 3 4 3 2 3 4 3 2

So to form a Drop 2 like:

ROOT [SKIP THIRD] FIFTH SEVENTH [SKIP ROOT] THIRD

We need this section of the series:

3 4 3 2 3

ROOT [3] THIRD [4] FIFTH [3] SEVENTH [2] ROOT [3] THIRD

But we are skipping the first 3rd and the second Root so:

ROOT [3] THIRD [4] FIFTH [3] SEVENTH [2] ROOT [3] THIRD

To find the new interval we need to add the numbers on each side of the skipped notes:

(3 4) 3 (2 3)

gives:

(7) 3 (5)

then:

ROOT [7] FIFTH [3] SEVENTH [5] THIRD

We can use the same approach to find the next inversion's Drop 2:

THIRD [4] FIFTH [3] SEVENTH [2] ROOT[3] THIRD [4] FIFTH

THIRD [SKIP FIFTH] SEVENTH ROOT [SKIP THIRD] FIFTH

(4 3) 2 (3 4)

gives:

(7) 2 (7)

then:

THIRD [7] SEVENTH [2] ROOT [7] FIFTH

The last two inversions are:

FIFTH [5] ROOT[3] THIRD [7] SEVENTH

SEVENTH [5] THIRD [4] FIFTH [5] ROOT

I have included a diagram to play these on first 4 strings DGBE.

The formula for a DROP 2 Voicing is: Note Skip Note Note Skip

For instance:

R [SKIP 3] 5 7 [SKIP R] 3

Lets look at the intervals of a Min7 chord:

ROOT [minor 3rd] THIRD [Major 3rd] FIFTH [minor 3rd] SEVENTH

In terms of half steps:

ROOT [3] THIRD [4] FIFTH [3] SEVENTH

Lets say we want to make DROP 2 voicings for MIN7th Chords.

First lets extend this interval pattern to include the octave.

ROOT [3] THIRD [4] FIFTH [3] SEVENTH [2] ROOT

Now we and extend this indefinitely.

3 4 3 2 3 4 3 2 3 4 3 2 3 4 3 2 3 4 3 2 3 4 3 2

So to form a Drop 2 like:

ROOT [SKIP THIRD] FIFTH SEVENTH [SKIP ROOT] THIRD

We need this section of the series:

3 4 3 2 3

ROOT [3] THIRD [4] FIFTH [3] SEVENTH [2] ROOT [3] THIRD

But we are skipping the first 3rd and the second Root so:

ROOT [3] THIRD [4] FIFTH [3] SEVENTH [2] ROOT [3] THIRD

To find the new interval we need to add the numbers on each side of the skipped notes:

(3 4) 3 (2 3)

gives:

(7) 3 (5)

then:

ROOT [7] FIFTH [3] SEVENTH [5] THIRD

We can use the same approach to find the next inversion's Drop 2:

THIRD [4] FIFTH [3] SEVENTH [2] ROOT[3] THIRD [4] FIFTH

THIRD [SKIP FIFTH] SEVENTH ROOT [SKIP THIRD] FIFTH

(4 3) 2 (3 4)

gives:

(7) 2 (7)

then:

THIRD [7] SEVENTH [2] ROOT [7] FIFTH

The last two inversions are:

FIFTH [5] ROOT[3] THIRD [7] SEVENTH

SEVENTH [5] THIRD [4] FIFTH [5] ROOT

I have included a diagram to play these on first 4 strings DGBE.