Jazz Guitar Comping – Chords and Approaches

Jazz guitar comping is a topic that does not get covered very much. There are a lot of lessons on chord voicings, music theory and extensions, etc., but when it comes to comping it is more difficult to find material.

In this video I want to talk about comping by discussing the jazz standard "Just Friends" and comp through it in a few different ways and discuss some approaches and philosophies.

Since this topic is more about fitting into a situation and reacting to other musicians playing, it will be a bit more about approaches and ways of thinking than actual exercises.

That said I do go over two ways of coming up with voicings, comping techniques and how to add melodies to your guitar comp!!

Thanks so much for checking out my weekly lesson at Musicians Unite!! I hope you found this discussion and review on comping helpful!!

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