44blues In small en­sem­ble set­tIng wIth three note VoIC­Ings Ex­am­plE

Guitar Techniques - - LEARNING ZONE -

XXXXXXXXXXThis ex­am­ple is de­rived from the open­ing eight bars from a jazz-blues in G. The chords mainly change at a rate of two per bar, al­though there are some in­stances of one chord per beat here. Ef­fec­tive man­age­ment of three-note voic­ings with keen aware­ness to voice lead­ing is a must here (where the move­ment of chords re­sults in a top-line, in­ter­nal or bass-line ‘melody’), par­tic­u­larly at fast tem­pos, which is an ex­pected re­quire­ment in many pieces from this id­iom.

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