The Kenny Barron Voicing

In this episode of Chord of the Month, I'm going to show you how to play the famous Kenny Barron voicing. It's a big, rich, two-handed voicing which can be substituted for any standard minor chord.

It was popularized by Kenny Barron, hence the name. It works very well when used for comping, although it is versatile enough to sound great in any situation.


Lesson Summary:

  • Quick demonstration of how the chord sounds
  • Breakdown of the scale degrees within the chord
  • Go over the voicing in a few different keys
  • Learn a variation which required less of a stretch

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