Two-Handed Voicings Part 3 - Upper Structure Triad Voicings


Upper structure triads have been an enduring feature of jazz since the early Bebop era. This chord voicing technique produces a rich, bitonal effect that can be used for harmonizing melodies, comping and improvising melodic lines. This lesson opens with an analysis of Bill Evans' use of upper structure triad voicings in harmonizing the melody to "My Romance" from his 1961 Live at the Village Vanguard recording. The lesson continues with the derivation of all possible upper structure triad voicings for all five essential 7th chord qualities and a discussion of how to use this versatile technique for melodic harmonization, comping and improvisation. This lesson features a huge practice session- almost 100 pages to download and play.
Lesson Stats
When added: 3/25/14
Duration: 40:08
Chord Changes to Tunes Used:
My Romance
Someday My Prince Will Come
Yesterdays
Practice Sessions
Practice Session 1 - Bill Evans Transcription
Practice Session 2 - Dominant 7 Upper Structure Triad Voicings
Practice Session 3 - Major 7 Upper Structure Triad Voicings
Practice Session 4 - Minor 7 Upper Structure Triad Voicings
Practice Session 5 - Minor 7b5 Upper Structure Triad Voicings
Practice Session 6 - Diminished Upper Structure Triad Voicings
Practice Session 7 - Harmonizing Melodies with Upper Structure Triad Voicings
Practice Session 8 - Comping with Upper Structure Triad Voicings
Practice Session 9 - Improvising with Upper Structure Triad Voicings
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Further Listening
Listen to the source recording of the transcription used in the introduction to this lesson, "My Romance" on Bill Evans' "Live at the Village Vanguard."
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