When you play jazz guitar you need to be able to comp. You need the chord vocabulary and the knowledge of the chords to play in a musical way through a Jazz Progression like a jazz standard. Drop2 voicings is a great place to start.
With this lesson bundle, you can check out how to use Drop2 voicings on the Blues and common standards. Going over this material will give you vocabulary and ideas that you can apply to any song. It will also help you learn these songs if you are not yet familiar with them.
Drop2 voicings are the chord types you want to learn if you want to start really getting into mainstream jazz. They are both flexible and versatile enough to play anything and also stay playable. They are also the primary type of voicing being used both in bebop piano and by Wes Montgomery.
Working on your Drop2 vocabulary will help you develop:
- A vocabulary of common jazz voicings
- Prepare you for playing chord solos
- Make it easier to get started using block harmony for chord melody
- Learn some of the voice-leading and embellishment habits of Bebop comping
The repertoire covered in the bundle is very useful Jazz standard repertoire. Famous (and great) jazz standards like “Take The A-Train” and “All The Things You Are” are a must in any Jazz repertoire and will teach you important things about form and harmony.
If you want to develop further ideas on comping I can recommend that you check out:
and combine the drop2 voicings with your other chord voicings in Bb Blues Comping