Jazz Guitar Comping 2

Tracy Kim
Artichoke Community Music School: On-Line (location map)
Sunday, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Start Date: Every Other Sunday starting 1/10
Duration: 4 Weeks
End Date: 02/21/21

Special 4 Part Series on Jazz Guitar Comping with Tracy Kim.

Once you register online, you will be sent a zoom link and materials via email prior to the first session.

The dates are Sundays, 1/10, 1/24, 2/7, and 2/21 from 1-2:20pm(PST)

This workshop is all about guitar comping!  PDFs of all songs are included.

Often an overlooked subject in the teaching of jazz guitar, Tracy will share his concepts to this with demonstrations and pdfs.  Students will receive links to the videos after the session.  This way they can review and play along further.  This workshop is a great way to expand your musical pallet, you will be learning the chords to many songs in many different styles of jazz.  Will be super fun!

This special workshop will be 4 installments, please check out the description below along with set list from which the songs will be chose from.

The first session dealing with with swing, gypsy jazz, and jazz standards.  The tunes that will be used for demonstration are: Minor Swing, Sweet Georgia Brown, Autumn Leaves, Fly Me To The Moon, Satin Doll, There Will Never Be Another You, Summertime, It Don’t Mean A Thing, Take the A Train, I Got Rhythm, and 12 Bar Blues.

The Second Session will deal with a continuation of swing, jazz classics, modal jazz, Blues and Rhythm Changes and also Latin and Bossa.  The tunes will include: So What, Blue Monk, On Green Dolphin Street, Caravan, I’ll Remember April, Blue Bossa, Black Orpheus, St. Thomas, Song for My Father, Samba De Orpheus, and Wave.

The third session will cover ballads.  The tune list will be: Misty, Summertime, Body And Soul, My One and Only Love, Nuages, If I Had You, In A Sentimental Mood and How Insensitive.

The fourth session will cover Jazz Waltz, Odd Time, Soul Jazz, and Contemporary.  The tune list includes: All Blues, Someday My Prince Will Come, Skating(Vince Guaraldi), Alicein Wonderland, Take Five, Mercy Mercy Mercy, Sidewinder, Cantaloupe Island, and Watermelon Man.

Topics include: 

Various chord shapes and densities(4 note, 3 note, and 2 note shapes)
Voice leading, guide tones, common tone approach
Comping behind singers, instrumentalists in a duo, trio, etc settings.
Intros and endings 
Comping patterns and rhythms
Melodic comping and voice leading
Bass line movements and substitutions
Various “feels” and grooves.
Modal Jazz comping ideas
Quartal Voicings/Pentatonic Harmony
Chord Substitutions(Including Diminished and Tritone)
Examination of various styles of comping from Gypsy Jazz, swing, and a pianistic approach.
Drop in is available for $35 per session.  Contact Tracy: tracykimmusic@gmail.com