How to Do Jazz Voicing Exercise on Guitar

Jazz Voicing Exercise on Guitar -- Jazz Guitar Lesson

Jazz Voicing Exercise on Guitar - Jazz Guitar Lesson

How’s it going, guys? This is John McClennan
and I’m here with, excited
to bring you this lesson.

Here’s a quick exercise just filling-out your
jazz voicings here on the lower strings.
We’re going to play in the key of F and we’re
just going to go up diatonically through all
the chords in the scale. So we’ve got F major 7.

One of the things that I like about these shapes
is just barring here with the 2nd finger,
which is sometimes a hard thing for people to do,
so these would be some chords to practice to start
to get that ability under your fingers. So, again,
click the link below for the tab for this.

Here’s an F major 7 on the 1st fret, 3rd fret,
2nd fret, 2nd fret. Nice jazz voicing. Move it
up to a G minor 7. This is 3rd fret, 5th fret,
3rd fret, 3rd fret. Move that up a whole
step for A minor. Then up a half step.
This is the same as the first chord here,
but up on the 6th fret now, B flat major 7.
So we’ve got… Let’s keep going.

C7, this is going to be 8, 10, 8, 9; great chord.
D minor 7. Sometimes I like to double-stack
my fingers, too, just to sort of give it that
extra umph to barre and get as clean of a
sound as I can. E minor 7 flat 5, which is
the same as this chord, but I’m just going
to bring — instead of having a fret between
my fingers, I have no fret between my fingers
and I bring it in. And then I’m going to expand
it out to the very first chord that we had,
but up the octave.

So again, practice this ascending like this
and then, of course, descending. A good one
for working on that barre, and this becomes
a shape that we’ll also use on the higher
strings and really good to know.

Click the link below and we’ll see you in
the next lesson. Thanks for watching.

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