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  • JermaineGriggs

    &ChukuOnyemachi

    PracticeJournalFor

    LeftHand

    NinthChordVoicings

    ATwoWeekProgramForMasteryOfMajor,Dominant,and

    MinorNinthVoicingsInALLKeys.

  • Section1WhatYouNeedToKnow

    BEFOREGETTING

    STARTED

  • Oneofthechallengesofpianoplayingatthenextlevelisplayingchordsonthelefthand.

    Here'swhatthebeginner'slefthandcantypicallyhandlewithease...

    C:

    ...forCmajor.

    E:

    ...forEminor.

    Thosearebasicallysinglenotes.

    Withalittleprogress,itgraduatestointervals...

    DC:

    ...forDminor.

  • FC:

    ...forFmajor.

    Thisiswherethelefthandsettlesforalongwhilebeforegraduatingfurthertochords.

    Graduatingfromplayingnotesandintervalstofullsoundingchordsisnottheeasiestthingintheworld.

    Nonetheless,ifyoureadthiscourse,you'lllearnstepbystep,howtocreatelefthandvoicings.

    WhatisVoicing?Achordisacollectionofthreeormorerelatednotes.

    Theconsiderationofthesenotesasvoicepartsiscalledvoicing.Voicingdealswiththerearrangementofthenotesofachordasthoughtheyarevoices.

    Ourfocustodayisonrearrangingthenotes(aka"voices")ofachordtoproducelefthandvoicings

    (rearrangements)andconsequently,we'llbeexpandingontheconceptoftheskeletonvoicingtechnique.

    QuickReviewofSkeletonVoicingsIt'spossibletoplayseventhchordswithjusttwonoteswiththeskeletonvoicingtechnique.

    Thisrearrangementisallaboutplayingthethirdandseventhtonesofthechord.

    Thefollowingseventhchords...

    Cmajorseventh:

  • Cminorseventh:

    Cdominantseventh:

    ...canbereducedtotheirskeletonvoicings:

    Cmajorseventh:

    Cminorseventh:

  • Cdominantseventh:

    ...respectively,whichconsistsofthethirdandseventhtones.

    Let'stransformtheseskeletonvoicingsintolefthandvoicings.

    "ThirdsandSeventhsAndWhatElse?"

    Thelefthandvoicingswe'llbecoveringinthispostarebasicallyadaptedfromtheskeletonvoicingofchords.

    Theonlydifferenceiswellbefleshinguptheseskeletonswithsomemusclestomakethemmoresuitableforthelefthand,amongotherthings.

    Todothis,Illbeintroducingonecompoundintervaltheninth.

    "HelloNinths?"

    Inadditiontothirdsandsevenths,wecanbringintheninthacompoundinterval.

    Compoundintervalsexceedthespanofaneighth(aka"octave").InthemajorscaleofC:

    ...beyondtheeighthtone(C):

  • ...liestheninth(D):

    ...thetenth(E):

    ...theeleventh(F):

    ...andbeyond.

    Themajorninthhasaletternamethatissimilartothemajorsecond.RemaininginthekeyofC,heresacontrastbetweenthesecond:

    ...andtheninth:

  • wheretheletternameisthesamebutthenotesareanoctaveapart.

    Makenomistakesaboutit,inchordformation,thesecondtoneistheninthandviceversa.

    Therefore,we'llbeaddingtheninth(orthesecondifyoubelongtomyschoolofthought)totheskeletonvoicingsofchordstoproducelefthandvoicings.

    LeftHandVoicingsofNinthChords

    Lefthandvoicingsareusuallyextendedchords.

    Extendedchordsarechordsthathavecompoundintervals(akaextensions).Ninthchordsobviouslybelongtothisgroup.

    We'llbecoveringthreeninthchordqualitiesmajor,minor,anddominant.

    MajorNinth

    Themajorninthchordisbasicallyamajorseventhchordwiththeninth.Cmajorseventhchord:

    ...plusitsninthtone(D):

  • ...producestheCmajorninthchord:

    Inthesamevein,theskeletonvoicingoftheCmajorseventhisEB:

    Ifweaddtheninth(D)toit,thiswouldproduce:

    ...thelefthandvoicingofCmajorninth.

    MinorNinth

    Additionoftheninthchordtonetoabasicminorseventhchordwouldproducetheminorninthchord.UsingCminorseventhchordasanexample:

  • ...addingtheninthtone(D):

    ...tothisbasicminorseventhchordwouldproducetheCminorninthchord:

    Usingthesameprocedure,theskeletonvoicingoftheCminorseventh,whichisEbBb:

    ...canbeupgradedtoaminorninthlefthandvoicing:

    ...ifweaddtheninth(D)toit.

    DominantNinth

  • Thedominantninthchordisbasicallyadominantseventhchordwiththeninth.Cdominantseventhchord:

    ...plusitsninthtone(D):

    willproducetheCdominantninthchord:

    Inthesamevein,theskeletonvoicingoftheCdominantseventhisEBb:

    Ifweaddtheninth(D)toit,thiswillproduce:

  • ...thelefthandvoicingofCdominantninth.

  • Section2

    ATwoWeekCommitmentToThe

    MASTERYOFLEFTHANDVOICINGS

  • Week1of2

  • Day1NinthchordsonC

    Welcometotodayslesson.Wellbepracticingthelefthandvoicingsofthemajor,dominant,andminorninthchordsonC.

    This12minutepracticecanaddalottoyourlefthand.Takeitseriously.Dontbelikethosewhowillfinishupina

    minuteortwoonlytoforgetthelefthandvoicingscoveredwhenitstimeforapplication.

    Havefunpracticing!

    Cmajorninth(4minutes)

    Cdominantninth(4minutes)

    Cminorninth(4minutes)

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  • Day2NinthchordsonF

    Welcometotodayslesson.Wellbepracticingthelefthandvoicingsofthemajor,dominant,andminorninthchordsonF.

    Fmajorninth(4minutes)

    Fdominantninth(4minutes)

    Fminorninth(4minutes)

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  • Day3NinthchordsonBb

    Welcometotodayslesson.Wellbepracticingthelefthandvoicingsofthemajor,dominant,andminorninthchordsonBb.

    Bbmajorninth(4minutes)

    Bbdominantninth(4minutes)

    Bbminorninth(4minutes)

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  • Day4NinthchordsonEb

    Welcometotodayslesson.Wellbepracticingthelefthandvoicingsofthemajor,dominant,andminorninthchordsonEb.

    Ebmajorninth(4minutes)

    Ebdominantninth(4minutes)

    Ebminorninth(4minutes)

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  • Day5NinthchordsonAb

    Welcometotodayslesson.Wellbepracticingthelefthandvoicingsofthemajor,dominant,andminorninthchordsonAb.

    Abmajorninth(4minutes)

    Abdominantninth(4minutes)

    Abminorninth(4minutes)

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  • Day6NinthchordsonDb

    Welcometotodayslesson.Wellbepracticingthelefthandvoicingsofthemajor,dominant,andminorninthchordsonDb.

    Dbmajorninth(4minutes)

    Dbdominantninth(4minutes)

    Dbminorninth(4minutes)

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  • Day7ReviewOfNinthChordscoveredinWeek1

    Cmajorninth Cdominantninth Cminorninth

    Fmajorninth Fdominantninth Fminorninth

    Bbmajorninth Bbdominantninth Bbminorninth

    Ebmajorninth Ebdominantninth Ebminorninth

    Abmajorninth Abdominantninth Abminorninth

    Dbmajorninth Dbdominantninth Dbminorninth

  • DearMusician,

    YouveconsistentlyfollowedthisprogramconsistentlyforoneweekandImconvincedatthis

    pointthatyoureseriousaboutlearninglefthandvoicings.Wevejustcovered50%ofallthe

    major,dominant,andminorninthchordsonthekeyboard.

    Werenotdoneyet!Westillhaveonemoreweektocoverthebalanceofthekeys.Ifyoudont

    giveup,youllhaveastrongerlefthandthatcanhandleninthchordsandbeyond.

    Congratulationsandkeepkeepingon.

    JermaineGriggsPresidentandFounder

    HearandPlayMusicGroup

    P.S.

    Visithttp://www.16weekchords.comtojoinourFREE16weekchordrevivalprogram.Thisis

    oneprogramthatwillshowyouthedefinition,breakdown,andformationapproachesof16

    chordtypeswithaccompanyingcheatsheetsandreferenceguides(containing126exercises

    perweek.)

  • Week2of2

  • Day8NinthchordsonGb

    Welcometotodayslesson.Wellbepracticingthelefthandvoicingsofthemajor,dominant,andminorninthchordsonGb.

    Gbmajorninth(4minutes)

    Gbdominantninth(4minutes)

    Gbminorninth(4minutes)

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  • Day9NinthchordsonB

    Welcometotodayslesson.Wellbepracticingthelefthandvoicingsofthemajor,dominant,andminorninthchordsonB.

    Bmajorninth(4minutes)

    Bdominantninth(4minutes)

    Bminorninth(4minutes)

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  • Day10NinthchordsonE

    Welcometotodayslesson.Wellbepracticingthelefthandvoicingsofthemajor,dominant,andminorninthchordsonE.

    Emajorninth(4minutes)

    Edominantninth(4minutes)

    Eminorninth(4minutes)

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  • Day11NinthchordsonA

    Welcometotodayslesson.Wellbepracticingthelefthandvoicingsofthemajor,dominant,andminorninthchordsonA.

    Amajorninth(4minutes)

    Adominantninth(4minutes)

    Aminorninth(4minutes)

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  • Day12NinthchordsonD

    Welcometotodayslesson.Wellbepracticingthelefthandvoicingsofthemajor,dominant,andminorninthchordsonD.

    Dmajorninth(4minutes)

    Ddominantninth(4minutes)

    Dminorninth(4minutes)

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  • Day13NinthchordsonG

    Welcometotodayslesson.Wellbepracticingthelefthandvoicingsofthemajor,dominant,andminorninthchordsonG.

    Gmajorninth(4minutes)

    Gdominantninth(4minutes)

    Gminorninth(4minutes)

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  • Day14RevisionOfNinthChordscoveredinWeek2

    Gbmajorninth Gbdominantninth Gbminorninth

    Bmajorninth Bdominantninth Bminorninth

    Emajorninth Edominantninth Eminorninth

    Amajorninth Adominantninth Aminorninth

    Dmajorninth Ddominantninth Dminorninth

    Gmajorninth Gdominantninth Gminorninth

  • DearMusician,

    Youveinvestedtwoweeksinlearninglefthandvoicings.Idontneedtobetherewithyouto

    knowthatyouvemadetremendousprogress.

    Nowthatwevecovered100%ofallthemajor,dominant,andminorninthchordsonthe

    keyboard,thatleavesnostoneunturned.However,itisnttimetositbackandrelax.While

    waitingforthenextpracticejournal,endeavortomaketheselefthandvoicingsanintegral

    partofyoureverydaypracticeroutine.Throughrepetition,masteryisinevitable.

    LikeIsaidinthebeginningofthispracticejournal,graduatingfromnotesandintervalsto

    fullsoundingninthchordsisnttheeasiestthingtodo.Butwherefocusgoes,energyflows!You

    candoit!

    Icantwaittogiveyouwhattopracticeontherighthandovertheselefthandvoicingsinthe

    nearfuture.

    Greatwork!

    JermaineGriggsPresidentandFounder

    HearandPlayMusicGroup

    P.S.

    Visithttp://www.16weekchords.comtojoinourFREE16weekchordrevivalprogram.Thisis

    oneprogramthatwillshowyouthedefinition,breakdown,andformationapproachesof16

    chordtypeswithaccompanyingcheatsheetsandreferenceguides(containing126exercises

    perweek.)