Advanced Comping

ADVANCED COMPING

Advanced chords and comping concepts.


WALKING BASS

Legato Staccato finger independence 1
Basic drill for left hand finger independence, introduction to playing walking bass lines and chords at the same time.

Legato Staccato finger independence 2
Continuing left hand finger independence, introduction to playing walking bass lines and chords at the same time.

Legato Staccato finger independence 3
Introduction to playing walking bass lines and chords at the same time, first 8 bars of All the things you are.

Jazz Blues in Eb
One round of comping an Eb jazz blues with both bass line + chords simultaneously.

Alone Together 1
Comping the standard “Alone Together” alone in 1-3 feel, most basic version.

Alone Together 2
Comping the standard “Alone Together” alone in 1-3 feel, adding on a syncopated chord figure.

Alone Together 3
Several walking bass variations for the beginning minor 1-2-5 in “Alone Together”, playing chords and walking bass line at the same time.

WITH RHYTHM SECTION

Comping ideas for inspiration for when you’re comping with a rhythm section.

Comping “Alone Together” – A Section
First two A sections of Alone together.

Comping “Night And Day”
Example of comping “Night and Day” with a standard rhythm section.

OTHER STYLES

Jaco Bass Line
Bass and chords at the same time – In this lesson you’ll learn a bass line in the style of Jaco Pastorius, and to play chords at the same time. This groove is applied to a 12 bar blues form.

JUICY DOMINANT CHORDS

Juicy Dominant Chords (That Aren’t Really Dominant Chords) 1
Exciting way of building V chords.

Juicy Dominant Chords (That Aren’t Really Dominant Chords) 2
Chord that can be moved in minor 3ds, but becomes different chord each place.

Juicy Dominant Chords (That Aren’t Really Dominant Chords) 3
A couple of new, juicy sounding chord shapes which can be used as dominant chords.

MIDDLE STRING TRIADS

Useful comping concept for styles other than jazz.

Middle Strings Comping Intro
Introduction to the concept of middle strings chords compared to regular grips and power chords.

Middle Strings Chords 1
Soulful comping with major triads, key of G major

Middle Strings Chords 2
Soulful comping with major triads, key of C major

Middle Strings Chords 3
Soulful comping with major triads, key of F major

Middle Strings Chords 4
Mellow comping with minor triads, key of C minor

Middle Strings Chords 5
Mellow comping with minor triads, key of F minor

Middle Strings Chords 6
Mellow comping with minor triads, key of G minor

Middle Strings Chords 7a – Building Dominant Chords
Blending into a pop/c&w production, introducing dominant 7 chord forms

Middle Strings Chords 7b
Blending into a pop/c&w production, introducing dominant 7 chord forms. Key of G major.

Middle Strings Chords 8
Blending into a pop/c&w production, introducing dominant 7 chord forms. Key of C major.

Middle Strings Chords 9
Blending into a pop/c&w production, introducing dominant 7 chord forms. Key of Eb major

Middle Strings Chords 10
Major triads, dominant 7 and sus4 chords.

Middle Strings Chords 11
RnB chops, two note comping.