Jazz Piano Comping (Harmonies, Voicings, and Grooves). For Piano/Keyboard. Berklee Guide. Softcover with CD. 80 pages. Published by Berklee Press (HL.50449614).
ISBN 0876391250. 9x12 inches.
Learn the essentials of accompanying soloists and playing in jazz ensembles. Comping is the practice of using chords to accompany a melody. Whether supporting a soloist, playing in an ensemble, or performing solo, this book will help you to use chords effectively and appropriately to create a rich jazz feel and enhance the sound of your whole ensemble. It begins with triads and voice leading, and progresses through altered seventh-chord spread voicings for two hands, covering many different techniques for using harmony and rhythm. The accompanying CD lets you practice with a small jazz combo. Suitable for all major jazz styles.