Sharp 11th Dominant 7 Chord Drill
In this lesson we will isolate the #11 alteration which is a beautiful colour to add over dominant chords. It’s one of my personal favourites and you will hear this in many of my jazz standard arrangements on PianoGroove.
Application To Jazz Standards
We start this lesson by explaining the basic theory, we then apply the theory in context of 3 jazz standards so that you can see the practical application of the technique.
Targeting the #11 colour is a very useful device when there is melodic space over a 251 progression in a jazz standard, as demonstrated in the examples.
#11 Drills & Exercises
We then move onto the drills where we play ii-9 to V9(#11) to Imaj9. Again we start with the voicings covered in the Beginner Module of this course and in the subsequent lessons we will explore more embellished variations of this progression.
Whole Step 251s – #11 Chord Colour File Type: pdf
Familiarise yourself with the sound of the #11 chord colour.
Next add the 9th into the dominant voicing to create a V9(#11) which has richer sound.
Check out the related lessons which cover the application and theory of the #11 alteration in more detail.