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Comping Styles, Chords & Grooves

By Jim Ferguson

Guitar (Flatpicking & Fingerpicking) - Intermediate
Comping Styles, Chords & Grooves. Composed by Jim Ferguson. Squareback saddle-stitched, Rhythm/Backup. Guitar Master Class Pub. Jazz & Blues. Book/CD Set. 92 pages. Published by Guitar Master Class Publications (MB.96842BCD).

Item Number: MB.96842BCD

ISBN 9780786631285. Jazz & Blues. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Destined to become a classic, this book is the natural result of not only years of playing jazz guitar but also of the author's long associations with many innovative jazz guitarists. This comprehensive guide is one of the first jazz methods to focus entirely on the blues idiom and its contribution to jazz improvisation. It is designed to help you play authoritatively in a broad spectrum of jazz guitar settings from big band to small combos to a solo context. This book is divided into 4 sections which addresses 12-bar blues progressions, 3-note Freddie Green-type chords, shuffles, swing riff comping, chord scales, linear bebop comping, modal concepts, triads over bass notes and a wealth of chord voicings and inversions. Includes over 110 music examples, 45 complete 12-bar choruses, and a CD with 30 tracks. It also offers a helpful glossary of jazz terminology. Written in standard notation and tablature.

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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Guilford, CT
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • January 29, 2008 Complete Chord Comping Compendium

    The author does an excellent job on presenting the 3-note chord method of rhythm guitar. With a bit of practice you can duplicate the sound of Freddie Greene and Count Basie rhythm section. This is an excellent book for learning how to pack each beat of a measure with...

    a new chord. Examples of alternate and chord substitutions abound for many exampls. If you ever wondered how to play those fat sounding comping chords heard in the background of jazz ensembles this is the book to get. It provides examples of almost all keys and rhythms. An excellent refernce book for rhythm players, as important as a good chord book.

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