There are just some tools that every pianist has to know…this is one of them. These “McCoy Tyner” 4th voicing structures are a must-know tool to have in your toolbox.

This is a simple episode that teaches you exactly what they are. Easy to add in your repertoire. Enjoy!

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5 Responses

  1. Much appreciated Brenden,
    Just checked out your McCoy Tyner 4th voicing, variations and movements podcast Ep. 86…very nicely laid out and quite helpful!

    All the best,
    Tom Cope

  2. Heard quite a few times using voicing, I.e. Giant Steps, Maiden Voyage, etc. Very interesting! I will practice these to familiarize myself with the modes.

  3. Hello Brendan, what puzzles me is in what context does one use this type of harmony. You mentioned modality a few times. Does that mean it is only used in modal tunes ? Can I play Misty using this harmony ? If a melody is in 4ths would it be appropriate to use it? I have listened to McCoy Tyner for many years as a fan, sometimes he uses it sometimes he doesn`t. JPS School member.

  4. Hello ! Mr. Tyner This is Mr. Mario U. I see you been sending me lessons for free and the materials are outstanding not hard but i feel like a baseball player having all the balls coming to me without a systematic direction. I know you are a professional instructor, and perhaps you been in music schools and super good teachers been at your side but with me is a different story, i learned the hard way without any tools but my pawnshop guitar and a book that has chords, no music theory at all. The little bit that i know I learned with the internet and more books about theory. 1975 is the year when i got my first piano, this is when i had to transfer all the data from guitar to piano, and decided to learn the Major scales, fallowed by Minor scales then intervals, formulas to make chords and chord extensions. Finally I practice music notes and got songs from some companies. My biggest problem was tempo but little by little i have getting better. I can read music but slow. My question will be what is next? cause i see music theory has a pattern that needs to be fallowed. Thank you for your help, i am going to see what books do you recommend? Please give your opinion on this mater

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