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Voiceleading triads is going to to bump your playing to your next level.

All the textures and movements you hear a keyboardist or pianist doing in pop, rock, and even jazz songs are coming from voiceleading of triads- and in every chart you have read, you will see voiceleading of triads happening. 

It is the ultimate way to make sure your harmonies sound the best!! So make sure you work hard at this concept. 

As always, this is will be another stepping stone to more complicated jazz voicings. 

Enjoy!

Voiceleading Triad Inversions

Voiceleading is using the least amount of movement possible when changing chords.

  • Step 1 – Start with the bottom note of your chord – Ask, is it a common note with the next chord change you are going to? If it is, then keep it the same. If not, go to step 2
  • Step 2 – Find the closest note from your next chord to the bottom note that you are currently playing. Move your note there.
  • Step 3 – Determine if your new bottom note is the root, 3rd, or 5th of your new chord. Once you have this determined, play the corresponding inversion.
  • * Note * In Step 2 – If you have two notes that are equal distance from your bottom note, then move to the middle note in your chord and go back to step 1 and follow the steps.

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