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Voicings for Jazz Keyboard by Frank Mantooth constructs chords with perfect fourths
with one exception, the dominant seventh chord includes the 3rd and the 7th in the left hand.
The 3rd and 7th of a dominant seventh chord are a tritone apart.
  • 3 notes in the right hand
  • 2 notes in the left hand
  • Rule of thumb *
  • Minor 7th chords — 3rd on top
  • Dominant 7th chords — root or 5th on top
  • Major 7th chords — root or 5th on top
These voicings may omit a chord tone of the 7th chord, but always include a 9th, 11th or 13th.

Examples in the key of C:

* Keep the right hand thumb in the octave between middle C and the C an octave higher.