Comping

Students,

Next class, you will solo using the A minor pentatonic scale. After some practice, you should be able to:

– use the swing rhythm (long-short-long-short, etc.)
– know the five scale notes up and down the whole keyboard
– use passing tones (the black keys between the notes of the scale)

Your partner will comp.

Comping is short for accompany. They will alternate playing the A minor chord with their left hand (pinky on A, middle finger on C, thumb on E) and shift to G Major (G, B, D).

Don’t forget to count the swing rhythm in your head – 

one AND two AND three AND four AND

Mr. Kozak

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