“Blues for Alice” by Bruno Pelletier-Bacquaert – 3 note voicings

We are continuing our study of “Blues For Alice” with 2 simple comping studies. Those studies use basic 3 note voicings. 3-note voicings are 7th chords reduced to their simplest form: the Root, the 3rd, and the 7th. The omitted note is the 5th, simply because it is considered the least important note of the chord.

Blues for Alice (Part 2/6) - 3 note voicings


In the first study, the 3rds and 7ths of the chords are played on strings 3 and 4.

In the second study, the 3rds and 7ths are played on strings 2 and 3.


Blues for Alice - List of Jazz Chronicles

  • The melody
  • 3-note voicings (this chronicle)
  • Comping study
  • 4-note groupings
  • An arpeggio study
  • Improvising with quarter notes only

If you have any questions or comments, do not hesitate to contact me through The Guitar Channel by commenting below or directly through my website brunojazz.com.

See you again soon!


Note from The Guitar Channel

If you are looking for an excellent Jazz guitar teacher, I highly recommend Bruno. He produced many Jazz chronicles in French for La Chaîne Guitare which were highly appreciated by the Backstage Pass subscribers. I also took a Skype lesson with him once (read the story about it in this article) and it was a lot of fun and very useful to help my play better and increase my vocabulary on guitar.

Skype guitar lesson with Bruno Pelletier-Bacquaert


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