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Chord Soloing Using 4ths

Christopher Sung (9641) · [archive]
Style: Jazz · Level: Advanced · Tempo: 140
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5

The great thing about these voicings is that they're movable, so if you memorize the chord shapes associated with each scale degree, you can play them in any key. It's kind of like playing a melody only on the top string, and then re-harmonizing with whatever 4ths voicing fits underneath it. In the example below, the progression is GMaj7 - FMaj7#11. For the GMaj7, we just use the same voicings from the previous page. The FMaj7#11 belongs to the C major scale, so we just amend our voicings to C major instead of G major. The results for a simple melody are shown below...
Chord Soloing Using 4ths - Page 5