Sharp 11 Chord Alteration Drills
Welcome to practice slot 2 in this practice series on altered harmony. In this practice slot we will explore a number of drills and exercises to familiarise ourselves with the sound, colour, and texture of the #11 chord alteration.
The Distinctive Sound Of The #11
The #11 is a very distinctive sound. It has a dreamy, uplifting quality that can be a beautiful addition to dominant chords, and also major chords. For the purpose of this lesson we will be exploring its role over dominant chord voicings.
The first drill is just a 25, so we don’t resolve to the 1 chord.It can be nice just to let that #11 hang and linger on the top of the voicing.
We will demonstrate how to apply this to our playing so that we can see the fruits of our labour by completing these drills.
Upper Structure Triad Cheat Sheet File Type: pdf
Altered Harmony Practice Planner File Type: pdf