These 4 etudes are a study of 3-note Jazz Chord Voicings and how to comp on a Jazz Waltz.
This lesson will show you how to expand your chord vocabulary and use these voicings when comping a song. The etude is also helping you internalize some of the basic rhythms you need to accompany well in a jazz waltz.
The etudes are in a medium tempo and progress from just focusing on the voicings and the voice-leading to add more melody and more variation in the rhythm.
Working with these etudes will teach you
- A large selection of easy 3-note voicings
- How to connect harmony on a Jazz Standard
- Basic Comping Rhythms for a Jazz Waltz
- How to think several melody notes with one chord voicing
3-Note Jazz Chord voicings
Using 3-note jazz chord voicings is useful because you have a lot of control and choices available when it comes to the sound you want to get across. The 3-note chords are also easier to play and connect so that you can focus on interacting with the band and making a melodic statement with the top-notes.
Only having three voices to move also helps in building a chord vocabulary of chords and is also a very good place to start if you want to learn the basics you need to start working with more advanced voice-leading like inner-voice movement.
- Video performances
- 4 chorus Etudes PDF/GuitarPro7
- Analysis of the Harmony
- Performance mp3
- Backing track mp3