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Jazz Blues Comping 1

This one is a bit of a challenge, but a challenge is a good thing sometimes! I tried to make it cool and swingy, but I have to admit this is harder than it looks. However, don’t get discouraged – you can simplify and do less fancy stuff.

When you play something like this, the most important thing to focus on is the groove. The fancy hammer-ons and chord movements mean nothing if it ain’t tight swinging, and that my friend, is the hard part. You need to listen a lot to swing and jazz to get that timing in your brain.

Keep at it, and record yourself often. Discuss in the forum, and share your work!