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Jonny May

5 Jazz comping (accompanying) approaches for tunes like Fly Me to the Moon & Autumn Leaves.  We explore the chords, comp rhythms, and 5 harmonic approaches.

Course Objectives
  • Explore 5 essential approaches to comping using the cycle of 5ths progression
  • Play upper structures, rootless voicings, and add extensions for a hip sound
  • Master the big band sound using octaves
Learning Focus
  • Accompanying
  • Chords
  • Groove
  • Lead Sheets

Course Lessons

5 Jazz Comping Approaches 2 – Lesson 1

Cycle of 5ths Chord Progression, Analysis

5 Jazz Comping Approaches 2 – Lesson 2

4 Simple Swing Grooves, Backing Track

5 Jazz Comping Approaches 2 – Lesson 3

Upper Structures, Minor 11 Chords

5 Jazz Comping Approaches 2 – Lesson 4

Quartal Voicings, Backing Track

5 Jazz Comping Approaches 2 – Lesson 5

Altered Dominant Quartal Voicings

5 Jazz Comping Approaches 2 – Lesson 7

Big Band (Shout Chorus) Approach, Q&A

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