So my guitar teacher has been teaching me some counter point basics, and I'm starting to progress to some decently difficult stuff.

The chord progression goes as follows:

|Bb7 Bdim7|Cmin7 C#dim7|Dmin7 G7+9|Cmin7 F7+9|Bb7 Bb7+9|Eb7 Edim7|Dmin7 G7|Cmin7 F7|

But I need this basic question answered

Is it enough to voice the 7+9s like this (I used G7+9 as an example)


I'm trying to economize my playing, and the concept of counter point revolves around using a walking bass pattern on top of the chords (The chords are on counts one and two and the bass is a standard quarter note walking bass)

For example

The first 4 measures of the bass part are (5th and 6th string)


With the chords being played on beats one and two.

Anyways, would the voicing I gave for the 7+9 be sufficient enough for this song?
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If it sounds alright in the context of the song, sure. It has the 3, b7 and #9, so it's fine. You can usually leave out the root and fifth (as long as it's not altered.) That's generally a good rule of thumb, but always give your ears the final word.
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if you have a walking bass directing the counter point..i would use just essence notes of the chords...as veil said...using the 3 b7 & #9 gives the full flavor of the chord.. i would try to find the least finger movement from chord to chord using just the flavor tones ... your Cmi7 to F7#9 for example



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In 7th chord, the 3 and b7 are actually a lot more important than the #5 or the 9. The voicing you gave wouldn't really get the point of the chord across. What you could do is simply not include the root since you'll be playing a bassline along with it. For a G7+9 I'd recommend