McCoy Tyner - McCoy Tyner - style fourth chords

McCoy Tyner - McCoy Tyner - style fourth chords for Piano Riff Lesson


This piece is part of our McCoy Tyner Piano Licks Compilation

  • McCoy often uses a an ostinato chord on the tonic in low register on the first beat.
  • Jazz pianists will often uses substitution chords to spice up the standard progression
  • That chord is followed here by two parallel "so what" chords in the first bar and two quartal chords in the second bar.
  • Both of these are built out of the interval of a fourths piled one on top of another
  • The combination of these two features - the tonic in the bass, with the fourth chords above, gives a distinctive McCoy Tyner sound.
Tempo: 99BPM


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