This Lesson will give you an overview Drop 2 voicings for this standard progression and exercises and examples of how to comp with chromatic passing chords.
I made this lesson to give you a way into adding chromatic passing chords to your Drop 2 comping. The package will give you a good work through Drop2 voicings for this standard progression and also several exercises and examples of how to add chromatic passing chords to this progression and of course to your comping in general.
Drop 2 Chords and chromatic approach ideas
Using passing chords like this is a useful way to create some movement and variation while comping. It is also good to know some techniques for adding chromatic passing chords to chord solos or harmonizing passing notes in chord melody arrangements.
The lesson will also serve as a good workout in internalizing and applying drop2 voicings to a Jazz Standard.
The lesson contains a set of exercises and a 2-chorus example on the song Take The A-train. In the exercises I am focusing on using the A-part to keep the amount of chords and exercises a bit more practical. The practical examples use the same techniques and are on the whole form.
- Drop2 Voicings on Take The A-Train
- Comping Rhythms and Concepts
- Melodic Ideas for Comping
- 2 Chorus Comping Example
- Common Comping Rhythms
- 4 Video performances
- 10 Exercises with Voicings and Chromatic Approach
- 2 Chorus Solo example + Analysis
- Transcription PDF/GuitarPro
- 2 Performance mp3s
- Backing track mp3