EXAMPLE1 V-I RESOLUTIONS WITH ADDITIONAL TENSION on the V
The trick to using altered tensions in both chordal and single-note situations, b is understanding where the tensions resolve. This study shows where the 5, b #5, 9 and #9 of the v7 chord push towards in both ascending and descending directions when resolving to the i, in this instance a major7 chord. We initially treat each tension individually and in turn, although the study ends with some b5 combinations. The final #9 voicing is particularly colourful as the resolutions are in two different directions at once, with the #9 of G (A#) moving down by a b5 b) semitone towards the 6th of C (A) and the (D moving up to the 9th (D).