Strategies for Developing Chord Melody, Comping, Reharmonization Ideas Class Content | John Stowell
An advanced discussion for improving comping, voice leading and reharmonization skills.
In this class, Sheryl and John use the standard “I Should Care” as a vehicle to explore reharmonization of the basic diatonic cadences of the tune. Also covered are comping concepts, voice leading, and broader applications of variations on diatonic harmony. Sheryl and John also trade solo and comping choruses and 8s to demonstrate the topics discussed.
Sub-topic 1 Use of block chords and pianistic concepts in comping
Sub-topic 2 Importance of the melody of a tune for create context for soloing and internalizing the form.
Sub-topic 3 Mindfulness of context to use appropriate chords and harmony for soloing and comping.
- Chord Melody
- Chord Voicings
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