I am currently accompanying a solo pianist/songwriter. When there is a minor chord in a song, I will play the minor third immediately followed by the root. (If I'm playing quarter-notes, I will divide the third and root into eighth notes). He always gives me a weird look when I do this. It sounds OK to my ears, and, I'm sure it's musically "correct." Is it just a matter of taste? Is it normal to approach a minor chord this way? Depends on the conventions of that particular music genre?