Standards Jazz Comping Bundle

25.00

Few things are as beautiful as the rich chord language of Jazz. For many of us, including me, the colorful harmonies in Jazz are a big part of what we love about the style.

What is the most difficult with comping is making it more than just playing the chords: The rhythms have to be right and it should end up sounding like music!  The included transcriptions will give you great examples to learn and use in your own playing. In that respect, you can move up a few steps by checking out how to tie it all together.

The lessons in this bundle will teach you how to play all common types of chords with several different types of voicings.

Product Quantity

Drop2 voicings on There will never be another you

In this lesson I set out to try and demonstrate how I use drop2 voicings in my comping and also pass on some general thoughts on playing in a rhythm section and backing up a soloist.

The lesson is built around a 3 chorus improvised performance that I did where I am comping with drop2 voicings on the changes of the standard "There will never be another you"

It is not that difficult to play, and is a good realistic version of how you can comp behind a soloist without getting in the way but still make the harmony clear and play some interesting things.

1

Drop2 voicings on the chords of All The Things You Are

This lesson consists of 2 examples, each a chorus long. The lesson tries to demonstrate how to use the material from my free drop2 lessons on a standard.

The download includes 37 minutes HD video, PDF + GuitarPro sheet music and mp3 backing track and examples,

1

Rhythm Changes - Jazz Comping for Guitar

Two things are certain: Comping is probably what you will be doing most of the time as a guitarist and Rhythm Changes is an essential chord progression to master if you want to learn how to play jazz.

Hopefully this lesson package helps you with both of those things.

What you will Learn:

There are two goals in this lesson package. One is to give some insight in how you can comp on the rhythm changes and especially on the I VI II V progression. 

The other goal is to help you start thinking in phrases when comping. It is very important to connect what you are playing and make it a complete musical statement. This is more useful than worrying about what extensions to use or what reharmonization to play. Listening to what is going on around you and making musical sense should always be a top priority and especially when accompanying somebody else.

1

Autumn Leaves Comping - Lesson

There are 2 main lesson goals in this 5 chorus Autumn Leaves Comping Package. The first video is a way of showing how you can go from full voicings with bass notes to rootless voicings that are more flexible. This is done gradually and also demonstrates what is possible with the smaller chords. The second video is a 2 chorus demonstration of some of the different devices and chord types I use when comping Autumn Leaves.

The lesson video that analyses the transcription has a focus on several topics listed below. I am also going to discuss some thoughts on when to play a lot and when not to, plus some general thoughts on the role you have when playing behind a soloist. It is afterall important to be aware of when you fill everything up and when you lay back or even stop playing.

1

Drop 2 & Chromatic Passing Chords - Take The A-Train

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.

1

Description

Few things are as beautiful as the rich chord language of Jazz. For many of us, including me, the colorful harmonies in Jazz are a big part of what we love about the style.

What is the most difficult with comping is making it more than just playing the chords: The rhythms have to be right and it should end up sounding like music!  The included transcriptions will give you great examples to learn and use in your own playing. In that respect, you can move up a few steps by checking out how to tie it all together.

The lessons in this bundle will teach you how to play all common types of chords with several different types of voicings.

The Lessons in this bundle cover

  • Standards like: Autumn Leaves, Take The A-Train and Rhythm Changes
  • Drop2 and other common voicing types
  • How to make it music not just chords next to each other

In total, this bundle contains more than three hours of video, 14 choruses of comping examples with explanation and transcriptions of course, but you can go through it one song at a time and apply what you learn to your own playing.

The bundle is not €40 but €25 for the 5 lessons making the lessons €5 euro instead of €8.

Be aware that the lesson download is a lot of fairly big files so download it to your PC and remember to be a little patient!

Liked it? Take a second to support Me on Patreon!

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Standards Jazz Comping Bundle”