In this class John demonstrates and explains pianistic devices (isolating/separating notes in the chord, close interval inversions,etc.) and how to apply them to the guitar in the accompaniment role. Also explained and demonstrated are open string voicings, inner voice movement, playing over the bar line, developing a rhythmic vocabulary as it applies to comping. The devices/techniques are played in the context of simple tunes to demonstrate real world applications.  Guitarist Mike Pardew performs with John during some of the class.

View clip

>

Course Curriculum

Expand Your Comping Concepts
Expand Your Comping Concepts 01:39:00

Course Reviews

5

5
2 ratings
  • 5 stars2
  • 4 stars0
  • 3 stars0
  • 2 stars0
  • 1 stars0
  1. Profile photo of Dana Weary

    5

    Ah, Grasshopper! Before you can leave the temple, you must first snatch 1/100th of the wisdom of Stowell!

    John is phenomenal, I always feel like I’m trying to drink from a fire hose, so a video is a much appreciated path for me to study some of John’s incredible technique. Don’t hesitate, buy this and get busy with it!

    ~ Dana Weary (June 10, 2009)

  2. Profile photo of james Seaberry

    5

    This is an outstanding lesson; concepts that you have not seen elsewhere, like the "over-the-bar" comping ideas that will keep me busy for a long, long time.

    ~ james seaberry (April 2, 2009)

ADD TO CART
56 STUDENTS ENROLLED
  • Profile photo of Eirik Rein
  • Profile photo of takahiko abe
  • Profile photo of Andre Fludd
  • Profile photo of Luke Doyle
  • Profile photo of Thomas Maintz
  • Profile photo of luigi maria
  • Profile photo of Francisco Orniudo
  • Profile photo of nikolaos fronimos
  • Profile photo of David Joseph
  • Profile photo of Peter Campion
  • Profile photo of Yu Sakauchi
  • Profile photo of Hsiao Yu-Jung
  • Profile photo of Nakarin Teerapenun
  • Profile photo of james Seaberry
  • Profile photo of Colin Charles

Advanced Course Search Widget

Credits in My Account

Login to view your credits.

© Mike's Master Classes. All rights reserved.