An Approach to Comping - Vol. 2

An Approach to Comping - Vol. 2

SMU #1031
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Jeb Patton


Piano book


All Levels


Advanced Concepts and Techniques explores the comping styles of modern jazz pianists. It is a step-by-step guide to comping rhythms, voicings, and progressions - as played by the masters.

What's inside:

  • Explorations of the left-hand comping of Barry Harris, up-tempo comping by Bud Powell, rootless voicings, drop-2's using the sixth-diminished scale, comping in the style of Count Basie, modal voicings, and comping across the bar line
  • 9 note-for-note transcriptions of Barry Harris, Bud Powell, Ahmad Jamal, Wynton Kelly, Hank Jones, and Bill Evans comping behind the soloist
  • 2 examples of comping in the styles of McCoy Tyner and Herbie Hancock.
  • Comping guides, rhythms, and progressions derived from the transcriptions
  • 65 comping exercises aimed at getting the concepts under your fingers
  • 2 CD downloads containing demonstrations and play-along tracks
  • Interviews about the art of comping by Peter Bernstein and Albert “Tootie” Heath
  • 256 pages, plus 2 CD downloads!