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#1137863 - 07/06/05 02:15 PM Drop2 voicings
hgiles Offline
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Registered: 01/27/05
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Loc: Charlottesville Virginia
Is there any easy way to think about and apply drop2 voicings. It just seems like a whole lot of brain power is required to think it through, yet when I hear it being used on a recording it sounds so spontaneous, right, and cool.

Moreover some guys just seem to be able to fall into drop 2 (block chords) like it's nothing.

What's the trick? I probably know the answer already -- practice, right?

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#1137864 - 07/07/05 01:43 PM Re: Drop2 voicings
Rob Mullins Offline
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Registered: 02/10/04
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At some point you should get my chord book dood. You will learn how to drop more than your 2.
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#1137865 - 07/08/05 05:32 AM Re: Drop2 voicings
hgiles Offline
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Yeah, I know. Right now I just got more theory books than I can shake a stick at.

I have a book that covers drop 2, but in no way does it seem easy -- either to understand or to do.

#1137866 - 07/08/05 09:15 AM Re: Drop2 voicings
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For those (like me) who would like to know what "Drop 2" voicing is:



#1137867 - 07/08/05 11:57 AM Re: Drop2 voicings
hgiles Offline
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Or you can listen to some George Shearing -- he has cornered the market on block chords (locked hands) and drop 2.

#1137868 - 07/14/05 01:30 AM Re: Drop2 voicings
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I practice by playing the full chord in the RH and the drop 2 note in the LH. Once you get used to how the LH moves with the chord, then start leaving out the note from the RH.
"If we continually try to force a child to do what he is afraid to do, he will become more timid, and will use his brains and energy, not to explore the unknown, but to find ways to avoid the pressures we put on him." (John Holt)



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