Hey, how’s it going guys. My name is John McClennan and I’m here today with guitarcontrol.com. Happy to bring you this lesson. What I want to demonstrate is a device called common tone, which is basically where you move through a series of chords and they keep one note in common. This can be useful for endings for tunes and this is one of the ways that I’ll end a tune called “Stella” by Starlight, which happens to end on this note, F, if I’m playing it in the key of B flat. What I do is I do a B flat minor 7 to an A flat 9 to an A flat minor 7 to a D flat 9 to a G flat major 7 and then a B7 sharp 11 and then resolving on just your B flat and major 7 sharp 11 chord, C over B flat or whatever. So that chord would be 6, 5, 5, 4. Again, if you hear this through the chords. A real nice way of doing that. So be sure to click the link below for the tab for this, but I’m going to go over the chord shapes right here. So we’ve got 6, 6, 6, 6 and then 6, 5, 6, 6; 4, 4, 4, 4; and then 4, 3, 4, 4; 2, 3, 3, 2 and then this last chord here would be 1, 2, 2, 1 and then 6, 5, 5, 5, B flat major 7 sharp 11. One more time from the top. You can try playing them as half notes. one, two, three, four; one, two, three, four; one, two, slightly toned and then… Cool. Well, I hope this is helping you with your jazz chord voicings and we’ll catch you in the next video. Thanks for watching.
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