Using Voicings in Music Arrangements

Author: Jerry Gates

Lesson description

Berklee College of Music faculty member Jerry Gates teaches you how to use the drop-2 mechanical voicing technique in your arrangements, when you want a slightly larger sound or because the range of the melody goes high enough to warrant making the structure larger.

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