Accompanying instrumentalists and vocalists can be a lot of fun and get you a lot of work if you do it well. All good compers have one thing in common: they enjoy accompanying.
  Comp chords

Hi guys from south africa!! I'm wondering if anyone can help, I have been fiddling around with comp chords around tricky RH improvisations and none of t...

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[sf]I'm trying to shift from playing classic piano to jazz. Got some elementary knowledge of jazz harmony. Are there any transcriptions of jazz pieces, acc...

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Sorry, that's not how it works around here. Participate in the forums and ask questions, that's where you'll get some great ideas for "effectively be...

04/19/2007, by 0 replies
  jazz up my life

please anyone with info on how to effectively become a pro on jazz should send to

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  The basics of Melodies and Bass in Jazz Piano

i need to know some popular tunes in the Treble and Bass Clef...

04/14/2007, by 0 replies
  Suggestion for Jared

[sf]Hi Jared, Regarding your post above where you requested jazz progressions, I find this site to be very help in breaking down a standard: http://www.b...

04/11/2007, by 0 replies

In terms of learning jazz piano, including comping, I feel that "The Jazz Piano Book" is a real essential tool. Peace, Bob NJ...

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  Question relating to Chords: Michael Jackson's Rock With You

Hi Fellow Musicians I am seeking help from you in regards to understanding a song. Can you please tell me what the actual 'Key' the song 'Rock With You' ...

03/02/2007, by 0 replies
  practicing compin from a-z

hello, I would like to know how to practice comping from the basics (A-Z). I have been practicing but my problem is my voicings dont sound good and...

03/02/2007, by 0 replies

I would appreciate some jazz chord progressions. I am desperate.HELP!!!!!!!!...

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  2 b r nt 2 b?

Man, I hate reading messages where people think spelling is an option.

01/24/2007, by 0 replies

i'm a keyboardist of few bands here in cebu, phillipines..i appreciate y'll 4 these valuable creates needed challenges 2 search 4 more! as a begnr...

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  need help

[sf]am a bigginer and would like to know the correct way of learning jazz. i mean i think that am just jumping from one topic to the other without knowing ...

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  Comping is easy

Comping is about the easiest thing to do. First you need to know what chords you are going to play. That's pure math and practice, just get the chords u...

11/28/2006, by 0 replies
  basics, please

hi everyone, I'm very new to jazz piano in general, and one of the trickiest things about it (for me) is comping. I'm a classically trained pianis...

11/21/2006, by 0 replies

well in Nigeria, we dont get to hear a lot of this jazz concepts lke comping, ha! who's gonna snd me a book or something. dont mind free stuff!!!!...

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  Ensemble comp

I am new to jazz but somehow in a jazz ensemble with about 20-25 kids. I'm trying to pick up this jazz stuff and so far I really like it. My question is w...

08/08/2006, by 0 replies
  correctin for previous message

I meant voicings for Dm7 G7 C (not Gmaj7) and how about voicings for blue chord pattern lie C6 F7 G7 C6. thanks...

07/13/2006, by 0 replies
  Two/five/one voicings

I would like some jazz voicings for Dm7 G7 Gmaj7, thanks...

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