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Color Tone Chords

Jeremy Cotton (7938) · [archive]
Style: Jazz · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 120
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As your chord knowledge increases, you will have more options when playing songs. For example, if the music calls for FMaj7, you could also play F6/9 or F Maj9, or some other major type chord from F. An improtant consideration in choosing which chord to play is checking how the top note of your voicing fits with the melody...for example don't play
Fmaj9
which has a G as the highest note if the melody note is an A...this will cause a bit of a clash, and if you are working with a vocalist, may even cause them to sing the wrong note entirely...