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versus Jazz Harmony
event features the ultimate battle between extended harmony and
jazz harmony. The small crowd goes wild. Wait a minute. There’s
no crowd and the two opponents actually like each other.
harmony saw a huge increase in its use and popularity in the Romantic
era. Here are examples of extended harmony using C as a bass
C, E, G, B, D, F and A make up a C major thirteenth chord.
• C, E, G, Bb, D, F and A make up a C dominant
• C, Eb, G, Bb, D, F and A make up a C minor thirteenth
jazz harmony, the concept of voicing is often talked about. This
is a process of picking and choosing rather than playing all of
in the above chords.
example, a C13 (C dominant thirteenth) chord can be played as such:
Bb, D, E and A,
Bb, E and A.
The above two chords have had the root of the
chord (the C) omitted. For a more defined harmony, the root is often
played on another instrument like a double bass. In terms of pitch,
the Bb of the above two chords should be placed two semitones below
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