PLAY-A-LONG

PLAY-A-LONG

Here’s a fun way of practicing soloing and comping!

This section is light on the teaching, and heavy on the student participation. Have fun, be creative, and play-a-long!


F BLUES

F-Blues
Medium slow tempoed (130 bpm) blues in the key of F. Practice tracks, some comping tips, and a few tips on using effects.

BEAUTIFUL LOVE

Beautiful Love
Medium bright (188 bpm), pretty open groove version of this timeless jazz standard. Using pedal notes, and playing walking bass from other notes than the root.

HOW INSENSITIVE

How Insensitive
Lush bossa nova (114 bpm) on the chord changes of the timeless classic “How Insensitive”. You learn a basic 2 bar bossa nova comping pattern, and how to approach using this pattern even when chords change in the middle of it.

I LOVE YOU

I Love You
Mellow medium swing (130 bpm) version of Cole Porter’s “I Love You”. In this lesson we cover some extended chord voicings that are tonally dense, and very cool!

CALL AND RESPONSE

Call And Response G-Blues
This is a lot of fun, and something you’re likely to encounter when playing live. Trading solos back and forth, call and response style, is what you get to practice in this lesson on a bright shuffle groove on a simple blues in G.

SAMBA

Samba #1
Work on basic samba rhythm pattern for comping, lots of nice chord voicings, and a fun track to play on.