- Jun 2023
In jazz terminology, the term “voicing” refers to the arrangement of notes within a chord.That arrangement can be either close or open. In a close voicing the arrangement ofnotes is the most packed possible. In an open voicing, the arrangement of notes is
intervallically more diverse. The most common method of generating an open voicing is to drop certain notes from a close-position chord down an octave. In a “drop 2” voicing, the second note, counting from the top note, is dropped down an octave. “Drop 2” refers to voicings above the bass in which the bass note is not counted as one of the voices being “dropped.” Each chord in Figure 4.15 includes three “drop 2” voicings because the three notes above the bass can be rotated three times.
see figure 4.15 on p 47