Say that you are being extravagant and want to incorporate a chord like this into your composition:
This is a D7(b9 b13) chord with the doubling of the root at the top.
Instead of thinking of this as one big chord, you can divide it in half and get this result:
Now, you have a D7 chord on the bottom with an Ebmaj7 chord above it.
Thinking of large chords at a micro level can help with voicing. Now that we know that the D7(b9 b13) chord is really just a combination of the two chords (D7 and Ebmaj7), we can essentially “divide and conquer” with solving how we want to voice the chord harmony:
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