Do’s And Don’ts For Elegant Chord Voicings
In this lesson we explore the secrets to sounding sophisticated through elegant and efficient chord voicings.
These tips on chord voicings can be used by musicians and songwriters to create beautiful sounding chords progressions in all genres of music.
Left Hand Shell Voicings
We explore the common shell voicings including root-5-6, root-5-7, root-3-6, or root-5-9. These shells outline the basis of the harmony and free up the right hand for melodic creativity.
Correct Posture At The Piano
Jovino duiscusses the correct posture whist sitting at the piano and how this can enhance the sound of our chord voicings and our piano playing in general.
We discuss the role of the shoulders, the elbows, and the wrists, and how we can move these joints to improve our dexterity and sound at the piano.
Experiment with tightly spaced note clusters to add crunch and dissonance into your voicings.
Learn the left hand shell combinations demonstrated in this lesson and practice over common progressions including 251s and 36251s.
Utilise inversions of chords where the lowest voice in the voicing is not the root to create different textures and sonorities.