Watch the Colorful Chord Extensions online guitar lesson by Frank Potenza from Jazz Harmony Handbook

Here we'll begin to build on the shell voicings by adding other notes that are contained in the chords (roots and 5ths) and extensions (9ths, 11ths, and 13ths). This approach will make us much more aware of what we're using in our voicings and get us thinking about the use of moving lines as the top voice. We're also introduced to passing diminished chords and to several options for extending dominant chords in IIm7/V7 progressions.