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We've already seen how some of these chords have created problems when we try to play them. A chord of five or more notes is difficult to play with one hand and will sound muddy. We solve these problems through proper voicing. Usually voicing means either you split the chord between two hands or else you eliminate certain nonessential notes. The following examples illustrate both techniques.

Perhaps the easiest voicing maneuver is to play the chord's root with the left hand while playing the rest of the chord with the right. In some cases we see some interesting patterns when we break up a chord this way.

Cm7 =  C/Eb G Bb (Eb major)

Cmaj7 = C/E G B (Em)

Cm9 = C/Eb G Bb D (Ebmaj7)

C7-9 = C/E G Bb Db (Edim7)

* Alternate Voicing for seven flat nine:

C/Db E G Bb (Db dim7)

* Seven sharp nine (Best Voicing) 

C7+9 = C/E Bb Eb

* Possible Voicings for the Csus4, Csus7, or C11:

C/Bb D F (Bb major)

C/G Bb D F (Gm7)

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