In this class standards such as Stella By Starlight, In A Mellotone and Confirmation are used to demonstrate a variety of comping concepts applied to many different group formats a guitarist will find themselves playing in.
- Essential tone (shell voicings), guide tone lines, pedal points, muti-use voicings (including rootless voicings), common tone, chromatic and stepwise voice-leading, Freddie Greene style, walking bass/comp, “over the barline”
- comping thru use of hemiolas, rhythmic “snare drum” comping, leaving space for a soloist while giving the soloist a solid “cushion”and overall techniques to help make a rhythm section swing.
Formats that will be discussed include:
- Guitar/bass duo
- and even comping for yourself while you are soloing!