Jazz Chord Voicings in the Style of Howard Roberts

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Here´s some cool chord voicing for your II V I progressions!

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Hey, how’s it going guys. My name is John McClennan
and I’m here with guitarcontrol.com. Today what I’d
like to show you is a nice II V voicing that I picked
up from Howard Roberts. Howard Roberts was a monster
jazz guitar player and studio musician. These are
just some real great chord voicings you can use over
a II V I chord progression, which, again, II V I is
one of the most common chord progressions in jazz.

Let’s look at this first chord, B flat minor 11.
So I have the 5th fret, the 8th fret, 6, 6, 9 and
then way up here to 11. And then I’m just barring
straight through with my first finger.

Then I go to an E flat 13 flat 9, which is 6, 5, 6, 5, 8.

And then resolving here to an A flat major 7,
basically, major 9, major 13: 4th fret, 3rd fret,
3rd fret, 4th fret, 3rd fret. A real nice, lush chord.
Which could also be fingered like this or like this.
I do it both ways sometimes.

Again, your first chord B flat minor 11; E flat 13
flat 9; A flat major 13. So just some real nice
chord voicings, and again, be sure to play that up
and down the neck. Here it is on the half-step.
Now for the key of A major. And them move it up
to B flat. And then B major. So just real nice
chord voicings, Howard Roberts.

Be sure to click the link below for the tab and
we’ll catch you in the next lesson. Howard Roberts
II V I. Thanks

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