wow Bob...I was just checking out my copy of chord chemistry
have to say...I never really gave much thought to the way Ted
named some chords in there but there are a bunch that I
would have called something different. Weird! go figure...
Sure enough, right there on the first page of chords (p.13) is
A7/6! Curiously, he has the very next voicing named A13, and
only difference between the two voicings is one has the 9th in it!
I really wonder why he chose to name that first one A7/6? what
do you think? do you feel that A13 would have been a poor
choice for the name of that chord (I think most publications
would have predominantly used A13)?
I don't remember him elaborating about how or why he goes
about giving certain chords their names, but I did notice that
when addressing a dominant 7th chord with an added 13th and
no 9th, he
always uses this 7/6 symbol. He only does it
when the 9th is NOT included in the voicing...almost like he
intends to indicate that when you see 7/6 you should omit the
9th in the voicing, but then he doesn't use the same device to
address other voicings that include/omit certain extensions (like
in the above A13...the 9th is assumed to be included but the
voicing omits the 5th).
Hmmm...I will definitely check this out more closely ...thanks for
bringing it up. I love Ted Greene's stuff...really an unbelivable