Here’s a technique I’ve been working on myself, just experimenting with dominant chord voicings and applying various alterations to see what sounds good. Well, check out this video to get a headstart on sophisticated and jazzy V chords!
Quite possible the most brilliant tutorial on re-harmonization techniques I’ve watched, inter spliced with the usual incredible and inspiring playing.
Wonderful presentation of the 2-5-1 by a talented pianist, great teacher and up-and-coming YouTube star!
Really nice breakdown on how to create some rich and hip-sounding chord voicings using intervals of 5ths.
My latest discovery is the PrettySimpleMusic channel with some wonderful gospel lessons. Here’s an example where the instructor plays through all the 2-5-1 progressions in major and minor keys with some nice voicings. Nothing special there perhaps, but the soulful playing makes this video an essential watch and no doubt this is a very good practice routine.
Excellent breakdown of the harmony and theory of the wonderful and challenging tune Giant Steps by John Coltrane. The chord progression is widely used and is known as the “Coltrane Changes”. A must know progression and this video provides an excellent explanation of the theory and how to voice the chords. A must watch for intermediate and advanced players.
An entertaining and informative video from a great blues piano player. I really enjoyed this one and certainly will watch out for those mistakes in my own performances!
Another killer lesson from Jake, this time demonstrating some advanced chord voicings. Definitely at the top of my practice list for the coming weeks. Beautiful playing as always.
Another wonderful and inspiring lesson. Pay particular attention to the lovely voicings used as he walks up all the chords in the major scale.
A song that’s always fascinated me due to the slow pace of the chords and the fantastic 7sus4 chord voicings played by Herbie Hancock. It’s great fun to solo over and this lesson will give you a few creative ideas.