In this episode we decipher the whole mysticism behind "voicings in fourths", also called quartal harmony. The first few voicings on Miles Davis' So What immediately come to mind when thinking about quartal chords.
In the first part of the podcast, we discuss voicings built in fourths under all the notes of the C major scale, as their top notes. Then we learn to create so-called "quartal inversions" of those. Fun with 2nds and 4ths! :)
In the second part of the podcast, we discuss real-world applications for chords such as Cm7, C7 and Cmaj7(#11) ... all using quartal-based chord voicings.
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