Advanced Jazz Harmony: Block Chord Inversions

This post will help you take your block chords to the next level by teaching you how to practice Block Chord Inversions. Block chords are extremely useful for a number of techniques, including voicing a melody with chords and improvising with chords, comping, and much more. They are also very useful for composing and arranging jazz in general.

(To learn about Major Block Chords, click here. To learn about Minor Block Chords, click here.)

Here is the full exercise in PDF form: Block Chord Inversions

Advanced Jazz Comping with Fourth Voicings – Pentatonic Inversions

In this video, I show you how to use the classic Bill Evans “So What” voicing and move it up the Pentatonic scale. It’s a great exercise and will really improve your comping technique giving you new ways to play, especially over modal tunes.

Click here for a PDF of the exercise written out in all keys: Pentatonic Inversions