9 chord-per-Beat Ballad compinG
Here’s a9good of example of where Ted might put that encyclopedic
of chord voicings to good use in an imaginary slow ballad behind a singer. The idea is to select a new chord for each beat but the selection must be logical, smooth and harmonically appropriate. We’re looking for motion within a single harmonic event (Gmaj7-G6 -Gmaj9, for example) along with the usual d9evices such as II-Vs (Em7-A7, Dm7-G7) and
pluckin˙g the occasional tritone substitution (B9-F7). While you could strum these chords to gre1a0t effect, chooses a fingerst1y0le technique to provide a more pianistic effect. Try mixing plucked block chords with rapid plucked arpeggios and an almost James Taylor-ish fingerstyle approach.