Introductory Vocal Jazz! Seventh Chord Song Studies

Introducing Cmaj7, C7, and Cm7 chords in jazzy mini-songs

This four-song package is for students and choral ensembles who are new to the sounds and feel of jazz. Recommended for students ages 12 to adult.


Seventh Chord Song Studies

A Seventh in Three introduces the bright major seventh sound.

That Flat is a bluesy introduction to the dominant seventh.

Adieu explores the emotional quality of the minor seventh.

Elephant Ears is a listening game song that includes all three seventh chord sounds.

Each study presents the seventh chord as a melody with harmonic support in the accompaniment. All the lyrics are scat syllables which students may alter if they choose. Singing the studies assists students with identifying and singing these interesting new chord sounds.

This download includes:

  • Full scores for each song study.
  • Lead sheets for each song study.
  • Student activities for exploring the sounds and music theory of seventh chords.
  • Teaching strategies with helpful genre-based cues and instruction for singers new to jazz.
  • BONUS band tracks professionally recorded by a live band with and without vocal demos for exciting performances!

FULL VOICE Music supports the next generation of jazz artists by donating a portion of sales of this product to the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz.

About this Song Download Package:

17 pages, 8.5×11” in PDF format

Backing tracks in mp3 format

Download available immediately after purchase.

Song Download Packages include a PDF file and mp3 backing tracks. Teachers may:

  • Print, copy, and share files with their students.
  • Share performances using the backing tracks on social media with credit to the composer and FULL VOICE Music.

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  • A One-Teacher Studio License reflects use by one teacher and multiple students.
  • A Classroom-Choral License reflects purchase by an organization for use with 30 or more students.

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