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#1232421 - 07/16/09 11:28 AM Locked hands voicing?
BSP Offline
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Registered: 09/03/07
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Loc: Hudson Valley, NY
Hello all,
Can anyone here possibly give me an example of a locked hands piano voicing? I have a tune in my head that I can hear in locked hand style, but I can't getthe voicings to sound right at the piano...

L.H. doubles the right hand melody note, right? Then what??


Thanks in advance,
Bev


Edited by BSP (07/16/09 11:29 AM)

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#1232455 - 07/16/09 12:38 PM Re: Locked hands voicing? [Re: BSP]
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Major or minor 6th chords voiced on the chord notes, melody doubled in the bass and then usually the dim chord that act as a dominant on the notes beetwen the chord notes. Or you can play the "drop 2" and play the 2nd note of the chords in the bass.

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#1232464 - 07/16/09 01:00 PM Re: Locked hands voicing? [Re: KlinkKlonk]
BSP Offline
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KK
Thanks! I kept trying to use the 7th, and it didn't sound right.

Can you also explain the drop 2 voicing, please?

thanks
Bev

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#1232468 - 07/16/09 01:07 PM Re: Locked hands voicing? [Re: BSP]
knotty Offline
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BSP,

take a look at these 2 videos if you get a chance:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-CI9FABTw4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lor4iEoMaG0

take care

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#1232476 - 07/16/09 01:22 PM Re: Locked hands voicing? [Re: knotty]
dave solazzo Offline
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great videos!

i just saw dick hyman play at ithaca college a few months ago, btw. still sounds great at 82!
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http://davesolazzo.com

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#1232545 - 07/16/09 03:26 PM Re: Locked hands voicing? [Re: BSP]
KlinkKlonk Offline
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Originally Posted By: BSP
KK
Thanks! I kept trying to use the 7th, and it didn't sound right.

Can you also explain the drop 2 voicing, please?

thanks
Bev


Example on a C minor line with the notes C,D,Eb,F,G:

C on top first chord, C, G, Eb and A in the bass
D on top 2nd chord, D, Ab, F and B in the bass
Eb on top 3rd chord, Eb, A, G and C in the bass
F on top 4th chord, F, B, Ab and D in the bass
G on top 5th chord, G, C, A and Eb in the bass

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