Arpeggiating basic Piano Voicings – ii-V-I

The concept here is a simple one. Instead of simply arpeggiating 1 -3 -5 -7 , we can getting into the upper structures of the chords. Utilizing 9ths, 11ths, 13ths. A way to do this is to take some simple piano voicings are arpeggiate them. Below is an example of 5 basic right hand piano voicings for each of the ii , V, and i chords.

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Download: Some Examples of Possible ii-V-I Piano Voicings, With Extensions

Here are the voicings arpeggiated for Bb instruments:

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Where do you go from here?

Start incorporating these arpeggieos into you solos. It is cool to think of you lines in terms of shape. “Arpeggiate” up -> “scale” down ->”scale” up -> You can do whatever you want!

Also this is a very limited example of possible voicings. Start transcribing some piano players, and ask your piano player buddies to show you their “hip” voicings – they all have some!

Ultimately I plan on expanding this lesson to cover way more so keep checking back.

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