Monthly Archives September 2018

Material success Affirmation-Parahansa Yogananda

This has been interesting discovery the works of Parahansa Yogananda reading and enthralled about the amazing history of this remarkable yogi. I know Steve Job at his planned funeral had copy of his book given to everyone there and it was the only book he had on his phone.

Material Success Affirmation
by Paramhansa Yogananda
From Scientific Healing Affirmations, 1924 edition
Thou art my Father
Success and joy.
I am Thy child
Success and joy.
All the wealth of this earth
All the riches of the universe
Belong to Thee, belong to Thee.
I am Thy child.
The wealth of earth and universe
Belongs to me, belongs to me
O belongs to me, belongs to me.
I lived in thoughts of poverty
And wrongly fancied I was poor
So I was poor.
Now I am home and Thy consciousness
Has made me wealthy, made me rich.
I am...

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Jazz Glide Progression with the help of Kenny Barron Voicing?

 Last week I showed how to play the Kenny Barron voicing how about below.

Here you can hear me play these voicing with my Band Blues Embassy

C  G  D  /  Eb  Bb  F

And I showed you how you can use it for major chords too – here’s C major 7 #4:

C  G  D  /  E  B  F#

But this week I want to show you a new type of chord progression that uses these 2 voicings:

Start by playing the C minor 11 voicing…

Now transpose all of your left hand notes down a half-step, while keeping your right hand the same – and play the chord again…

This time you’ll end up playing a B major 7 #4 (the major Kenny Barron voicing built from B):

It sounds smooth and sophisticated.

Next, play the B major 7 #4 chord that you just played – and this time transpose your right ha...

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My Minor Chord To Play &The Melody Note is The 11th(4th) of the Chord-The Kenny Barron Voicing

Yeah that’s right the Kenny Barron Voicing is built from 2 stacked 5ths in each hand separated by a minor 2nd.

I found a neat video on YouTube which explains the voicing played below by one of the best online jazz tutors Hayden from pianogroove.

This one of my favourite minor voicing for the piano its sound fantastic with a bit of practice you can bring this into your playing anytime Let’s look at the Kenny Barron voicing – for C minor 11:

C  G  D  /  Eb  Bb  F

It has all 6 notes of the C minor 11 chord (C Eb G Bb D F) – but they’re spread apart in 5ths (except for D – Eb).

It’s called ‘The Kenny Barron Voicing’ because it was made famous by the jazz pianist Kenny Barron.

If you can’t reach a 9th, try rippling it, or hold down the pedal and arpeggiate it...

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