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Skip to 0 minutes and 10 seconds So let’s now have a look at lower voicings.

Skip to 0 minutes and 14 seconds We start off with the 6/9 shape, then

Skip to 0 minutes and 19 seconds the third inversion for G minor 7, the first inversion for C minor 7, and then the 13th voicing of F7. And then it repeats.

Skip to 0 minutes and 38 seconds And now we come to this issue about II-V-I going to E flat. So let’s use the upper voicing because that’s in the middle of the piano.

Skip to 0 minutes and 52 seconds So that was first inversion the 13th the 6/9 for E flat major seven, the 13th for A flat seven, then back to where we were II-V-I.

Skip to 1 minute and 8 seconds Right. Now we move to the middle eight, D7 – we use the 9th voicing.

Skip to 1 minute and 12 seconds It’s the other way around: 13th, 9th, 13th, 9th when it was the upper voicings. The lower voicings are 9th, 13th, 9th, 13th, seventh. Ninth voicing for D7, 13th voicing for G7, 9th voicing for C7, 13th voicing for F7 and we’re back now to the last A section again.

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Using lower voicings for "I Got Rhythm"

Using lower voicings in the left hand for playing “I Got Rhythm”.

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