My piano teacher taught me how to construct a few jazz chords, I know they had the “7” in them for at least some of them. In the C major key they would be
- Bb D E G
- Bb D E A
- B D E G
- B D E A
In C minor:
- Bb D Eb G
- Bb D Eb A (although I’m almost sure I just made up the 2. , I’m pretty sure the minor jazz chord only had one version)
(All the 6 chords could be inverted but in one specific way: putting the two lower notes an octave higher)
Of course those chords have to be accompanied by the base note with the left hand.
I learned how to make those from regular minor/major chords (C E G in this key) when I learned The Girl From Ipanema and Satin Doll. Now I took a class in musical improvisation and this information would be useful...
Like for Eb major (or D# I never know??) the correspondant chord that I play in TGFI is C# F G Bb or the same with a C instead of the Bb. It occurs in a moment in the song after a G minor jazz chord (Bb D F A).
In satin doll the two first chords are D minor and G major and I play them C E F A , B E F G with D , G at the base... those are constructed in the same way as above.
can somebody name the 6 chords above (knowing that they are in C, C is in the base) please?