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Clusters make great left hand voicings
« on: November 07, 2007, 10:13:40 AM »
jazz piano players like to use clusters
bill evans used them often

for the past year i have been using primarily tritones and four note voicings when playing organ

but i recently discovered clusters and when i combine them with the rootless voicings the provide a rich sound

they are made up very easily

for major 7
7,1,3  in the key of c that would be

BCE
 or you could play
935  in the key of C that would be 

DEG

for a minor 7 chord you would play

2b35  or  in the key of C

DEbG

for a dominant chord

try
6b79
or in the key of C

ABbD


these are the primary voicings there are other combinations

but these will get you started

play them in every key
around the cycle
and chromatically

and start combining them either with melody playing in the right hand

or richer chords in the right hand they are two great sounds that go great together

this is what i use in my right to combine

C/BCE/ GBDF#

C/DEG/DF#GB

C/DEbG/BbDEbG

enjoy let me know what you think


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Re: Clusters make great left hand voicings
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2007, 10:35:06 AM »
do you ever sleep bro?or are you constantly sheddin" too cool.also,have been doing octaves with the 9th,ie c-c-d,e-de,ef  dependent on the keys.some real nice stuff

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Re: Clusters make great left hand voicings
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2007, 12:11:15 PM »
Thanks for sharing diverse...I'm going to work on that 2night before rehearsal!
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Re: Clusters make great left hand voicings
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2007, 12:46:45 PM »
do you ever sleep bro?or are you constantly sheddin" too cool.also,have been doing octaves with the 9th,ie c-c-d,e-de,ef  dependent on the keys.some real nice stuff

sure Doc I sleep too much sometimes
what happens is that i do the same old thing for  while and then i open up one of my books or pop in one of my DVD's and i get an aha momment
i am always looking to get a workable system for my organ playing

and looking for new ways to practice but sometimes i get stuck in a rut
what you see me post are the ways i break out of those ruts

so i go through growth spurts and then plateaus
right now i am in a spurt
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Re: Clusters make great left hand voicings
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2008, 11:34:28 PM »
Hey, I'm sure you're a beast now at this..so please update us whenever you can.
thanks.
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Re: Clusters make great left hand voicings
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2008, 12:43:00 AM »
jazz piano players like to use clusters
bill evans used them often

for the past year i have been using primarily tritones and four note voicings when playing organ

but i recently discovered clusters and when i combine them with the rootless voicings the provide a rich sound

they are made up very easily

for major 7
7,1,3  in the key of c that would be

BCE
 or you could play
935  in the key of C that would be 

DEG

for a minor 7 chord you would play

2b35  or  in the key of C

DEbG

for a dominant chord

try
6b79
or in the key of C

ABbD


these are the primary voicings there are other combinations

but these will get you started

play them in every key
around the cycle
and chromatically

and start combining them either with melody playing in the right hand

or richer chords in the right hand they are two great sounds that go great together

this is what i use in my right to combine

C/BCE/ GBDF#

C/DEG/DF#GB

C/DEbG/BbDEbG

enjoy let me know what you think




Good stuff Diverse! The whole cluster concept is nice. They used clusters in Neo Soul as well...that's the joint mayne! 8)

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Re: Clusters make great left hand voicings
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2008, 01:39:11 PM »
Hey, I'm sure you're a beast now at this..so please update us whenever you can.
thanks.

I wish I was a beast

truth be told I am just a versatile musician who can play a wide variety styles
fairly well I think that is my strength that I can play a wide variety of styles

I wish I was beast though
but I know far more than I can execute

even this post i totally forgot about all this stuff
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Re: Clusters make great left hand voicings
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2015, 02:33:10 PM »
Are these good chords for piano
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