Body & Soul Jazz Piano Tutorial Part 2
In part 2 of this tutorial, we play through the form again and add some bigger 2 handed chord voicings.
We build upon the left hand voicings that we covered in part 1 so make sure that you can play those voicings and melody accurately and in tempo before moving onto the more advanced chords in this lessons.
In the full arrangement, we incorporate extended and altered harmony, upper structure triads, and some interesting applications of diminished harmony.
Body & Soul is a tricky jazz standard to play and this is quite an advanced arrangement.
Spend some time to analyse and understand the chords and voicings.
If you like the sound of a particular voicing, memorise it in terms of scale degrees and than apply it to another tune.
- The more times you apply the same voicing, the deeper your understanding will become until you have completely internalised the shape, sound and application of the voicing.
Hi Hayden, I was wondering what the ” rule” is regarding the names of the accidentals in alterations and extensions. I don’t imagine they are just used interchangeably ? In the video above, you mention that F#min7 is part of a D major chord, and you are displaying Db and Gb, instead of C# and F#. Are we still working with scale degrees here ? Many thanks for your help 🙂Ask questions and get instant replies from our team of teachers. Get Started With PianoGroove Pro.