The second easy step to learn jazz piano
The second easy step to learn jazz piano is turning the notes into chords.
We began with 2 notes, the V leading to the 1. Our second step is to turn these 2 notes into chords.
Here is a short video to explain this second easy step to learn jazz piano.
Our first chord will be the dominant 7 and this will lead to the tonic chord, which can be either major or minor.
Here is the voicing that I use in the video. The note G is 9 in the first chord.
In the second chord, Bbmaj7, the 7 is the lowest note in my right hand.
Here is another example from my video in the key of A major. This time the tonic chord is 6/9 rather than a major 7.
See below for two simple examples of how the dominant 7 chord leads to its tonic. The first pair is in the key of G major and the second pair is in the key of A major. This example shows 3-note voicing with the root in the left hand.
Now try this for yourself. Begin by choosing a random note, turn this into a dominant 7 and follow this with its tonic chord. For example, begin with the note E, turn this into E7 and follow this with A major 7.
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