THE 8-WEEK COMPING MASTERCLASS IS HEEEEEEEERE!
I'm so pumped for this one, everyone! And I'm so pumped that the first topic I was specifically asked to make an 8-week series on was comping! I think comping is one of the most exciting, challenging, fun, fulfilling, worthwhile, and yet overlooked and under appreciated aspects to playing jazz guitar. When I studied with Peter Bernstein, we probably spent 85-90% of our time together talking extensively about comping.
It's a huge topic that covers so many different concepts, ideas, and applications... so we're going to stick with the tune, My Romance, for the next 8 weeks and really dig in from different perspectives. This tune has it all... ii V I's... modulations to the IV and the iv (or bVII7) back to I... the minor chord with the descending root, ∆7, b7, etc... diminished chords... diatonic stepwise chords I ii iii biiidim... pedal in the bass while chords change... IT'S GOT IT ALL!
So today we're jumping in with some basic single note comping. Enjoy the etude!
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