Example6 Wider voicings in a jazz fusion style
m7b5) To show you how useful the four basic chords (maj7, m7, dom7 and derived from the harmonised Major scale can be, here is a modern blues progression that uses these as substitutions. In bars 1-4, if you analyse
Bb7, Dm7b5 Bb9, the notes of the voicings over a the will sound like the AbMaj7 Bb13 Bb11
will sound like and the Fm7 will sound like etc. This principle is also used over the F9 chord in Bar 10. Also notice in Bar 7 the
5b9 Fm7b5. G7# (altered) chord is simply an Adding these chords and this knowledge to your arsenal will empower you greatly as a musician.