#1
My teacher told me to come up with some different voicings for a D7 flat 9 chord. Can you help?
#2
D F# C Eb

g--8
d--10
a--9
e--10

e--8
b--7
g--8
d--0

e--11
b--13
g--11
d--12

there's some root position voicings to get you going, I really have time on my hands...
#3
Quote by Hawk112
My teacher told me to come up with some different voicings for a D7 flat 9 chord. Can you help?


take any 4 note voiced dominant 7th chord.... raise the root by 1/2 step. (replace root with b9)


D7 - --- D7b9 ----------- D7-----D7b9
-------------------------------10------11----------
--7----------7----------------10------10-------------
--5----------5----------------11------11-------------
--7----------7----------------10------10-------------
--5----------6-----------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
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Last edited by GuitarMunky at Mar 11, 2008,
#4
Quote by GuitarMunky
take any 4 note voiced dominant 7th chord.... raise the root by 1/2 step. (replace root with b9)


D7 - --- D7b9
-----------------------------------------------
--7----------7-----------------------------------
--5----------5-----------------------------------
--7----------7-----------------------------------
--5----------6-----------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------


Don't you still need the root in there somewhere though?
"Blues is what you got when everything else is
gone." - J.Lansdowne
#5
Quote by GD_GC
Don't you still need the root in there somewhere though?

nope. there are voicings with the root though...


-------------------------------------
---------4---------------------------
---------5----------------------------
---------4----------------------------
---------5----------------------------
-------------------------------------
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Last edited by GuitarMunky at Mar 11, 2008,
#6
Quote by GuitarMunky
nope, in fact you dont want it. It clashes with the b9


I thought that clash was what gave the chord its "flavor" though
"Blues is what you got when everything else is
gone." - J.Lansdowne
#7
Quote by GD_GC
I thought that clash was what gave the chord its "flavor" though


I just edited that post.... you may want to voice it with the root. But it can, and commonly is played without the root.

heres a voicing with the root.

--------D7b9
-------------------------------------
---------4---------------------------
---------5----------------------------
---------4----------------------------
---------5----------------------------
-------------------------------------
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#8
Depends on the voicing and the context. Most people play the 7b9 chord like a dim7 chord a half step up (ie Ebdim in this case). However, the voicing in Guitarmunkys second post here is still very popular.

As you probably have realised, the 7b9 chord has 5 notes, the 1, 3, 5, b7 and b9. In jazz, it's very common to take away tones now. The tones that give this chord it's quality are the 3 and b7, and b9 to an extent. So, your choice to skip the 1 or 5. In the voicing I just discussed, the fifth is left out. In the first post by Guitarmunky, the 1 is left out.

It all depends on context and resolution, how you want to voice it. Hell, you can even play it like this. You still hear it.

---
---
5-3
4-3
6-5
---


Just in case you're wondering. This one is D7b9 - Gm7. D7b9 is fifth and rootless. Gm7 is rootless, but you still hear the resolution because it's just so strong and because the voicings resolve nicely into eachother.
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