Chord Shell & Guide Tone Exercises

Instructor
Jonny May
Course
Level 2
8

Learn the essential building blocks of Jazz harmony with chord shells and guide tones. Master these voicings with exercises for major, dominant, and minor 7th chords in all 12 keys to build your foundation for advanced jazz harmony.

Course Objectives
  • Learn the construction of Chord Shells and Guide Tones
  • Understand Common Chord Shell Voicings
  • Play Major 7, Dominant 7, and Minor 7 chords with Shells in 2 Positions
  • Master the 2-5-1 Progression with Shell Voicings in 12 Keys
Learning Focus
  • Accompanying
  • Chords
  • Exercises
  • Lead Sheets

Course Lessons

2
Chord Shell & Guide Tone Exercises – Lesson 2
27:00

Exercise 1: Major 7 Shells Around the Circle of 5ths

3
Chord Shell & Guide Tone Exercises – Lesson 3
17:49

Exercise 2: Dominant 7 Shells Around the Circle of 5ths

4
Chord Shell & Guide Tone Exercises – Lesson 4
15:29

Exercise 3: Minor 7 Shells Around the Circle of 5ths