What is the Kenny Barron voicing?

What is the Kenny Barron voicing?

The Kenny Barron Style Minor Chord Voicing is a rich and full sounding six note chord voicing. It is used over a m7 chord when there is an 11th in the melody (the top note). Below is a Dm11 chord using this voicing.

What are voicings in piano?

Piano voicing is the process of adjusting the density of the felts covering the hammers striking the string to produce a warmer or brighter tone. In this video, we will see how a piano is voiced and hear what a difference it can make to the piano’s overall sound.

How can I play like Kenny Barron?

3 Improvisation Secrets for the Intermediate musician

  1. use simple major triads in your runs for variety.
  2. use the melodic minor scale.
  3. use as few notes as possible in your left hand while soloing.

What instrument does Kenny Barron play?

Kenny Barron (born June 9, 1943) is an American jazz pianist, who has appeared on hundreds of recordings as leader and sideman and is considered one of the most influential mainstream jazz pianists since the bebop era….

Kenny Barron
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Piano
Years active 1960s–present

Why does my piano sound tinny?

Each time a key is played, your piano’s strings are struck with a hammer composed of highly compressed wool felt. This is the most likely cause of an excessively bright and tinny sounding piano. New pianos sometimes come from the factory with an overly bright, less than pleasing tone.

How old is Kenny Barron?

78 years (June 9, 1943)
Kenny Barron/Age

Is it bad to play an untuned piano?

Playing on an out-of-tune piano isn’t just an unpleasant experience. It can actually hinder your growth as a musician. You can’t develop a good sense of pitch if you constantly hear notes that are out of tune, and that’s what happens when you practice regularly on an out-of-tune piano.

Why do grand pianos sound so much better?

The piano’s speaker is it’s soundboard. Grand pianos have a significantly larger soundboard and longer strings often resulting in a much louder and fuller sounding piano. The larger a soundboard, the greater the volume of air it is able to move.

Where was Kenny Barron born?

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Kenny Barron/Place of birth

What are the variations of the Kenny Barron voicing?

There are a number of different variations of the Kenny Barron voicing that can be used. The first variation is to double the 9th, by adding a triad at the top of the chord. In the key of D minor, this means adding a C major triad at the top of the chord. The second variation is to double both the 9th and the 11th of the chord.

Which is the best voicing for a minor chord?

In the same way, the Kenny Barron Minor 11th Voicing has the 11th on the top so this is a great minor voicing when the 11th is in the melody. The Herbie Hancock Chord Voicing Lesson has the 9th in the melody so this will be a good choice of voicing when you come across the 9th in the melody over a minor chord.

What kind of voicings are used in free jazz piano?

In the free jazz piano chord lessons, we focused mainly on major and minor chord voicings. We did touch upon some dominant chord voicings but we did not explore the concepts of alterations and extensions. Unlike major and minor chords, it’s very common to alter the extensions of dominant chord voicings.

Why do you change the voicing of a piano chord?

Unlike major and minor chords, it’s very common to alter the extensions of dominant chord voicings. Adding alterations creates more tension and dissonance which adds interesting colour and strengthens the sense of resolution in a progression. The lesson on altered jazz piano chords guides you through the first step in learning altered voicings.