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Instructor
Jonny May
Workshop
Intermediate
00:58:21

Learn the art of jazz comping on the Jazzy-Blues chord progression, used in tunes like Route 66.  You’ll discover how to add colored notes to the chord, use chord shells, and develop blues fills.

Course Objectives
  • Learn the melody and chords
  • Explore Shell Chord Voicings
  • Discover Jazzy Blues techniques
  • Apply 2nd & 6th (9th & 13th) to color chords
  • Use the Blues Scale to create Fills
Learning Focus
  • Accompanying
  • Basslines
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Jazzy Blues Comping 1
Excellent teaching and very clear instructions
Just what the doctor ordered!
Crystal-clear explanation and demonstration of how basic blues comping works. Provides a solid foundation on which you can competently improvise
First proper lesson - really enjoyed it
The walking bass really helped me to get a feel of the passing chords into the next bar
Excellent next step to forming more interesting chords
Really looking forward to practising these to get them stuck in my head to help in my accompanying
Very useful foundations
Good foundation on how to accompany with cool grooves and chord alterations. Thanks Jonny!

Course Lessons

1
Jazzy Blues Comping 1 – Lesson 1
10:44

Missouri River Blues Melody

2
Jazzy Blues Comping 1 – Lesson 2
11:26

Root Position 7th Chords

3
Jazzy Blues Comping 1 – Lesson 3
10:24

Left Hand Shell Chords & Groove

4
Jazzy Blues Comping 1 – Lesson 4
13:01

Right Hand Chord Tones

5
Jazzy Blues Comping 1 – Lesson 5
12:46

Adding 2 & 6 Colors to Chord, Blues Fills

Featured Reviews

View PWJ member reviews of this course!

Jazzy Blues Comping 1
Excellent teaching and very clear instructions
Just what the doctor ordered!
Crystal-clear explanation and demonstration of how basic blues comping works. Provides a solid foundation on which you can competently improvise
First proper lesson - really enjoyed it
The walking bass really helped me to get a feel of the passing chords into the next bar
Excellent next step to forming more interesting chords
Really looking forward to practising these to get them stuck in my head to help in my accompanying
Very useful foundations
Good foundation on how to accompany with cool grooves and chord alterations. Thanks Jonny!
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