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.
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I am new on this site, and new to playing jazz, but I have a remarkable ear for it. My main problem is rythmically getting in the way, as a result i have...

07/07/2006, by 0 replies
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Comping is short for accompanying. That is playing with another instrument or singer.

06/10/2006, by 0 replies

What the heck is comping?...

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  Don't Fake the Funk

please, whatever you do, don't fake the funk. or your nose will grow.

06/02/2006, by 0 replies
  counting measures

I've playing piano for years and by reading lead melody and chords.I feel I've learned enough chords to give me a decent jazz sound.My question is--I can't...

05/09/2006, by 0 replies
  Message number: 26494

Pianoplyr77: Please go to: [b]Search LJP[/b] Write: [b]A & B forms[/b] selecting: [b]files:[/b] lewbuc: Please go to: [b]Search LJP[/b] write: ...

04/16/2006, by 0 replies

Hey I'm new to improvising but iv been playing for eight years. Iv just got a job playing in a resteraunt and I want to know how to improvise to play. All ...

04/16/2006, by 0 replies
  Message number: 26442

By the A form of the Dm7 do you mean F-A-C-E? Is that tipically refered to as the A form?...

04/13/2006, by 0 replies
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Whoops, I meant B7b9 duh ...

04/04/2006, by 0 replies
  Message number: 25990

A7b9 is a great chord to precede the Em.

04/04/2006, by 0 replies
  flat 9s

hi all... i've noticed that there is some unpleasant dissonance while soloing with flat 9's...when can i use flat 9's and when can't i...for example in ...

04/04/2006, by 0 replies
  Message number: 25856

B7 alt = B7 (V) and F7 (V+bV=b5 b9) either or G maj (V+bVI=#9 #5) either or Emaj (V+IV=11 13). Play an inversion whit ...

03/30/2006, by 0 replies
  Message number: 25101

Mynstrol: Have you studied much in the way of standard jazz harmony? By this, I mean ii-V7-I sequences, tritone substitutions, turnarounds, secondary d...

03/10/2006, by 0 replies
  what chords can i use?

Mynstrol: If you are in a funk band, minor "jams" are usually either based on minor pentatonics, or modal grooves/vamps. If it's just a funk ...

03/09/2006, by 0 replies
  what chords can i use?

hi...i'm in a funk band and i wanted to jazz it up a bit. i usually play some sevenths or sixths with my left hand...i've found that ninths, thirteenths a...

03/09/2006, by 0 replies
  Check this out

I found interesting informations on write me if this was helpfull to all of you.

02/27/2006, by 0 replies
  Message number: 24600

Nicely done!...

02/26/2006, by 0 replies
  tritone substitutes

Okay, here goes: All dominant seventh chords contain a tritone between the 3rd and 7th, which is largely responsible for their "anticipatory" ...

02/25/2006, by 0 replies
  That's it!

Thanks, SDM! Here it is, reprinted: From 9/15/2002, by Ben Blau The A and B forms are specific voicings for ii-V7-I progressions, which are a corne...

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