Shell voicings

Shell voicings are an approach to voicing a chord where the left hand plays the root, at a low register, together with often only one harmony note. The name 'shell' arises from the idea that these two notes often form a 'shell' with a gap in the middle where other harmony notes are omitted.

The advantages of shell voicings are:

On the other hand:

About the origins of shell voicings

How to play basic shell voicings

A video demonstration of me playing Autumn Leaves using basic shell voicings.

How to extend the harmony of basic shell voicings

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