HOW TO COMP
HOW TO COMP
This book/CD set presents a clear, comprehensive, one-step-at-a-time method for learning how to accompany an improvised jazz solo. As a sequel to Hal Crook’s text 'How to Improvise', 'How to Comp' offers precise explanations, practical exercises, recorded musical examples, four play-along tracks, and daily practice routines. 'How to Comp' organizes a vast amount of information that helped to make the author’s previous work 'a major contribution to jazz pedagogy'. 'How to Comp' is primarily for intermediate through advanced level players of harmonic instruments, e.g. piano (keyboard), guitar and vibraphone. However, drummers, bassists and horn players can also benefit from its study. Written in standard notation only (no TAB). Includes audio CD. 176 pages.
Product Code: JA035
Format: Book & CD Package
Artist/Author: Hal Crook
Publisher/Distributor: Jamey Aebersold Jazz
US$38.50

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This book/CD set presents a clear, comprehensive, one-step-at-a-time method for learning how to accompany an improvised jazz solo. As a sequel to Hal Crook’s text 'How to Improvise', 'How to Comp' offers precise explanations, practical exercises, recorded musical examples, four play-along tracks, and daily practice routines. 'How to Comp' organizes a vast amount of information that helped to make the author’s previous work 'a major contribution to jazz pedagogy'. 'How to Comp' is primarily for intermediate through advanced level players of harmonic instruments, e.g. piano (keyboard), guitar and vibraphone. However, drummers, bassists and horn players can also benefit from its study.

SUBJECTS COVERED INCLUDE
Voicing construction
preferred stock voicings
voiceleading
constant structure
non-harmonic voicings
single-note lines
rhythmic vocabulary
altering the harmonic rhythm
motive development
dividing and shifting attention
supportive and interactive comping styles
the soloist’s viewpoint
pacing
strolling
and much more.

In 'How to Comp', the author, an accomplished jazz trombonist, pianist, composer, arranger and educator, looks deeply into the nature and challenge of artistic jazz accompaniment and puts into focus a direct, sure path toward mastery.

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