I love the sound of a simple diminished 7th arpeggio on a one bar dim. chord, such as the Bdim7 five bars from the end of All The Things You Are. It creates a very strong melodic bass line with forward momentum.
Don't forget that Alt and dim sounds are high on the list of tension and work to serve that purpose. If you're using a fake book, there is a good chance Dom chords written as #5 or b5 are WRONG, so consider the source and listen to the original recording. Many times it's actually a Dom7#11, or Dom7b13. Also, there is always the 3rd and 7th to use on beat 3.
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Last edited by PocketGroove82 : 02-21-2014 at 04:29 AM.