Advanced Jazz Guitar: Dominant Diminished & Liquid Harmony

Jun 02, 2020

 

 

 Alright jazz guitarists...

 

Today we're looking at two really worthwhile topics:

 

1 - Liquid Harmony

2 - The Dominant Diminished Relationship

 

 

I wrote a short, 2-measure idea for you that combines both topics applied to a basic V7 -> I6 chord progression. Then I moved that progression through the entire circle of 5ths so you could try it in all 12 major keys. You can download the PDF below.


Let me briefly explain what each of these two topics means, and then I'll analyze what's happening in the exercise.

 


LIQUID HARMONY

This is a name I use anytime I'm attempting to create harmony in a way that does not simply involve playing this chord voicing, then the next chord voicing, then the next chord voicing, and on, and on, and on......

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