EXDAMPLE 4 MAJOR 9B5 CHORDS IN A BEBOP TURNAROUND
Bebop musicians like the great John Coltrane and equally amazing Charlie Parker developed a ‘turnaround’ that went like this: Gmaj7-Bb maj7-Eb mamj7Ab-maj7 . Here the progression is adapted to use a selection of Maj9b5 chords.
DChords such as Maj9 5/#11 etc can be fairly dissonant so in reality we use them carefully and sparingly. When learning though, immerse yourself in them and learn to recognise the sound when you hear it. TRACK 79