Why 3rd-7th left-hand voicings are not always best for beginning jazz pianists

Hey Improvisers,

Contrary to what we often hear these days, 3rd-7th voicings aren’t always the best way for beginning jazz pianists to learn harmony and play jazz standards fluently. In fact, they often prevent many beginning jazz pianists from playing with any sense of flow and ease.

Here’s a video I’ve made to show you why this is so, and to give you some good, practical suggestions on how to get started playing jazz piano in way that’s fun and musically productive. It will also help you to understand the role that 3rd-7th voicings could have in your musical development, provided they are learned with the “bigger picture” in mind.

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Enjoy the journey, and “Let the music flow!”


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