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Instructor
John Proulx
Course
Intermediate
02:04:28

This comprehensive course covers rootless voicings on major 9 chords.

We’ll learn how to construct rootless voicing. Specifically, we will break down “A” and “B” voicings and alternating “A-B” and “B-A” voicings. Next we’ll practice a few exercises around the circle of fifths. Finally, we’ll apply these voicings to 4 short original songs in different styles such as Bossa Nova, Medium Swing, Ballad, and Funk.

Course Objectives
  • Construct rootless voicings on major 9 chords
  • Learn “A” and “B” voicings and alternating “A-B” and “B-A” voicings
  • Practice rootless voicing exercises around the circle of fifths
  • Apply these voicings to 4 original songs in various styles
Learning Focus
  • Chords
  • Exercises
  • Reharmonization
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Efficient, thorough and fun way to learn rootless Major 9th chords
I found this course to be a very pleasing, effective and efficient way to learn the Major 9th chords I especially love that you address and demonstrate the need for a pianist to learn a song as a solo, AND as an accompaniment, AND as a soloist in an ensemble situation when there's a bass player. I know the 9th chords in open position, but struggled with close position and rootless voicing. Your explanations and exercises have helped me become fluent with these chords. Thank-you for creating this wonderful course of instruction!!!!
Ups my game.
I can see where rootless voicings are going to up my game, so to speak. They instantaneously add depth of sound. I enjoyed the improv hints.-even if kept very simple, improv instantly sounds better with these voicings.
Wonderful lessons
Very nice instructor very calmly I have enough the lessons
Pretty good stuff
Great practice for rootless voicings..
Easy to follow - great improv tips!
This was a great course! The examples were fun and easy to follow. Lots of good tips for improvisation.
Featured Reviews

View PWJ member reviews of this course!

Efficient, thorough and fun way to learn rootless Major 9th chords
I found this course to be a very pleasing, effective and efficient way to learn the Major 9th chords I especially love that you address and demonstrate the need for a pianist to learn a song as a solo, AND as an accompaniment, AND as a soloist in an ensemble situation when there's a bass player. I know the 9th chords in open position, but struggled with close position and rootless voicing. Your explanations and exercises have helped me become fluent with these chords. Thank-you for creating this wonderful course of instruction!!!!
Ups my game.
I can see where rootless voicings are going to up my game, so to speak. They instantaneously add depth of sound. I enjoyed the improv hints.-even if kept very simple, improv instantly sounds better with these voicings.
Wonderful lessons
Very nice instructor very calmly I have enough the lessons
Pretty good stuff
Great practice for rootless voicings..
Easy to follow - great improv tips!
This was a great course! The examples were fun and easy to follow. Lots of good tips for improvisation.
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