Basic Minor Chord Voicings
In the previous module we explored the diatonic 7th chords of D Minor which allows us to understand the harmony of the A section of In A Sentimental Mood.
In this lesson we will explore some simple voicing options for the A Section and we will pay attention to the voice leading in the minor line cliché and also the 251 progressions in D minor and F major.
Voicings For Left Hand Accompaniment
Whilst some of these voicing techniques might seem simple, they are very useful for left hand accomaniment. When we come to improvise over this tune in the next module we will use these exact voicings for our left hand accompaniment.
Learn these voicings so that you can play them cleanly and fluently. In a later lesson we will explore more advanced voicing techniques and principles.
Practice these voicings alone in the left hand and this will prepare you for the improvisation lessons in the next module.
'In A Sentimental Mood' follows an AABA form and so once we have learnt and internalised the chord voicings for these 8 bars, we have in fact we have learnt the harmony for 75% of the tune.