Jonny May

Discover 5 Jazz approaches for how to comp, or accompany, over the Cycle of 5ths Progression.  We cover the chords, common comping rhythms, & 5 essential harmonic approaches.

Course Objectives
  • Learn the Cycle Chord Progression used in countless Jazz Standards
  • Master roots & guide tones for smooth voice leading
  • Play chord shells with extensions for a rich sound
Learning Focus
  • Accompanying
  • Chords
  • Groove
  • Lead Sheets

Course Lessons

5 Jazz Comping Approaches 1 – Lesson 1

Demo, Cycle of 5ths Progression, & Practice Tips

5 Jazz Comping Approaches 1 – Lesson 3

Roots Plus Guide Tones, Backing Track

5 Jazz Comping Approaches 1 – Lesson 5

Left Hand Shells, RH 3-1 to 7-5 Pattern, Backing Track

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