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#1137863 - 07/06/05 02:15 PM Drop2 voicings
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Registered: 01/27/05
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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
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Hi,
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.
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#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:

http://www.creativekeyboard.com/nov04/voicing.html

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#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.
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#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.
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