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Thread: Stricktly Chord voicing Jazz Blues

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    Stricktly Chord voicing Jazz Blues

    For a strictly chord voicing I've recorded a jazz blues backing (in G-major). The changes is in general:

    | G7 | C7 | G7 | G7 | C7 | C7 | G7 Am7 | Bm7 E7+9 |
    | Am7 | D9 | G7 E7 | A7 D7 |

    The object of comping is to create nice voicings (extensions and substitutions) and rhythmical elements to add to drums and bass. In my comping example I use a few extensions and substitutions. An example of what you will hear on the comping is:

    | G13 // G7+5 | C7 // F#7 | G13 | G#13 / G13 G7+5 | C9 | C#dim7 |
    | G7 Am7 | Bm7 Bbm7 | Am7 | D9-5 | G7 E7+9 | A13 D7+9 |

    I also tried to include examples of Freddie Greens "four to the bar" comping method (play every beat in the bar, with different voicings of each chord on each beat or every second beat). You'll find this in the second and third chorus.

    The file "JazzBluesBareBass" is the file with drums and bass. The file "JazzBluesBacking90" is the example.

    I'm looking forward to hearing your takes.
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    Nice one Gerhard!

    ...Better get me chord charts out

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    I shall be on it soon!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKRuss
    Nice one Gerhard!
    ...Better get me chord charts out
    Thanks. I'll try to tab out the voicings on some of my choruses.... I guess that will be more educational if we all try to do some tabbing along with the takes.
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    An example voicing for the jazz blues is tabbed out and shown in the enclosed figure. This should be a reasonable illustration of some of the voicings and the passing chords I've used in the example file.
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    wow! Have to take a go at this! Think I'll have some trouble with "restricting" myself to "small" chords, though, as I normal play slower jazz with my band, and thus have the time to play full chords. This will be something else, that I don't think I'll try tackling at 4 in the morning...

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    Not my intention to put any restriction on you kjellen. Looking forward to your take... and if you can add a ptb with a little on your playing that would be great.

    BTW: Nice stuff on UrÝrt. Your band?

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    Yes, my bands. Spett is a real band, Oblivion is just something me and a friend of mine (who only comes to Volda (where I live) in the vacations) put together at nighttime at little PC-studio for fun and to push our technical boundaries...

    Don't think I'll do a take in a month's time, though. Have a concert with my jazz band in less than three weeks, and really don't know the material as well as I'd like to... :S

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    For those of you that are interested in chord voicings for blues progressions, there's a great Master class in this month's Guitar Player. Andy Ellis even was kind enough to give all the examples in G, so you can all use them in this stricktly without transposing
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    Edit:
    I have removed the original file becuase it wont let me post the new ones along side it for some reason. Anywho, enjoy the latest takes. They make a bit more sense anyway.
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    Hi Joe Pass Jr,
    Great take. Nice tone also. Would be great if you could tab out voicings you've used (approximately).

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    Hi Gersdal,
    Had a lotta fun playing to your backing track,heres my take .Thanks for taking the trouble .
    Regards ....Hermit
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    Great, that's just how I wish I could play!!! Again, it would be great to see some tabs of what you're playing (approximately).
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    Thanks pal, I'l tab the voicings as soon as i get the time..cheers...hermit

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    very smooth hermit.. thanks for keeping this neglected thread alive
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