Learning chords in isolation is useful, but learning chords in relation to common chord progressions is much better.
These diatonic ii-V-I progressions are composed of four-string 7th chords grouped by the closest inversions on the neck.
By retaining common tones smooth voice leading is ensured.
I have intentionally omitted fret numbers to stress the mobility of the shapes.
THE DROP VOICING BOOK FOR GUITAR: A Complete Guide to Drop 2, Drop 3, Drop 2&3 and Drop 2&4 Chord Voicings & Inversions
“A superb piece of work, which deserves ample success and lasting impact.” – Ricardo Iznaola
THE DROP VOICING BOOK FOR GUITAR is a comprehensive text covering the logic behind “drop” voicings and their application to harmonic progressions and voice-leading. This ground-breaking resource investigates/includes:
- How “drop” voicings are formed, and their application to the guitar
- Four types of drop voicings on nine string sets
- The art of spacing or voicing chords
- Six “core” 6th & 7th chord qualities
- How to derive voicings from elemental forms
- How to move beyond mere memorization and recitation of shapes and voice-lead harmonic textures spontaneously
- Nine comprehensive studies on the Autumn Leaves chord progression
- Reductive techniques to tailor density & register to ensemble/context
- Using chordal knowledge to improvise harmonically-specific melodies
- Harmonizing melodies: “chord-melody” playing
- Extended tertian harmony
- Substitution & superimposition theory and techniques
- Alteration techniques to create an enormous palette of additional chord qualities
- Free audio downloads
- TAB, standard notation, diagrams, and comprehensive charts for practice and reference
Available exclusively from Amazon.com. Please click here to view samples and purchase on Amazon.com