UST Jazz Piano Chord Voicings Vol. 2 to 9 Compact is the complete set of volumes for the mDecks UST practice method containing all possible upper structure triads combination in the IIm7 V7 progression in all twelve keys. This Compact version contains an exercise in all twelve keys for every possible UST combination over the IIm7 V7 progression in just one inversion.
The Extended version contains exercises for each key for every UST combination over the IIm7 V7 progression in all inversions. For the jazz piano player, chord voicings is an essential skill, not only for comping (accompanying or laying the chord progression for other players to improvise in) but also to use those voicings as an improvisational aid. All piano players get many melodic ideas or lines from their voicings. There are many ways of practicing and developing a Jazz voicing language. We all know how massive the amount of available combinations is, it seems almost infinite. A standard approach in creating, learning and/or developing voicings is stacking simple voicings/structures on top of other simple ones. In this manner a richer and more complex sound is created. These structures/chords/voicings are usually called Upper Structures
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Composer and Pianist Ariel J. Ramos has been performing, teaching piano and working with independent filmmakers for more than 20 years. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston.Ariel Ramos started his career as a pianist. In 1997 he moved to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music. In 2000 he founded DreamTracks, Music for Film and Multimedia. He is now established in Florida composing music for film, TV and chamber music, arranging from small to large ensembles and performing jazz, latin and chamber music in the area. He is an experienced piano, theory and composition teacher.