Jazz Rhythm Guitar Comping
In the following lessons there is a typical jazz chord progression with full chord voicings rooted on the E and A strings. Then we'll learn an essential jazz guitar approach called shell voicings. A shell voicing is only playing a few notes of any given chord. Just enough to suggest or imply the chord without cluttering up the arrangement with full voicings. After we learn two different shell voicing options for each chord of the progression, then we'll learn some specific rhythm patterns to use while playing all those different chord voicings. Finally we'll put the whole thing together and play those different chords and rhythms along with a backing track to get a lot of practice at using these new ideas and skills.
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