voicing melodies, by tropicvibe on 03/31/2006, 00:38:53

There seem to be so many different techniques for voicing melodies that it's hard to find one that will cut through the band and sound clear and powerful. The technique that I occasionally use is one where you voice the melody as an octave in the right hand while also adding a third from the top note down. The left hand could play a regular left handed voicing either with the melody or comping along, depending on your taste and either the wanted or unwanted extra density that both hands playing at the same time will create. Also, the third from the top might change to a fourth, depending on the scale, but for the most part, I stick to a third from the top with sparse comping in my left hand.

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  • 03/31/2006 - voicing melodies

    There seem to be so many different techniques for voicing melodies that it's hard to find one that will cut through the band and sound clear and powerful. The technique that I occasionally use is one where you voice the melody as an octave in the right hand while also adding a third from the top note down. The left hand could play a regular left handed voicing either with the melody or comping along, depending on your taste and either the wanted or unwanted extra density that both hands playing at the same ...


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