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1

What is an upper structure voicing?

A 3 or 4 part interior chord which is built from one of the root chord tones (eg the 3rd, 5th or 7th). 

2

What are the three most common "interior resolutions" used within major and minor triads?

  1. The 2 (or 9) moving to the 1
  2. The 2 (or 9) moving to the 3
  3. The 4th moving to the 3rd

3

What does it mean to 'upgrade' a chord?

To add notes to the chord, for example the 9, 11 or 13. 

4

Triad over root voicing for: major chord

Major triad from the root.

5

Triad over root voicing for: major seventh chord

Minor triad from the 3rd

6

Triad over root voicing for: major ninth chord (with the 3 removed)

Major triad from the 5th. 

7

Upper structure voicing for: major six-nine chord with sharp 11th

Major triad from the 9th

8

Triad over root voicing for: dominant 7th chord

Diminished triad from the 3rd

9

Triad over root voicing for: dominant 13th chord

Minor triad from the 13th (6th)

10

Triad over root voicing for: suspended dominant ninth (dominant 11th)

Major triad from the 7th