When you’re playing in a combo or band a guitarists is playing chords at least 80% of the time. Therefore good comping is an extremely desirable skill and should be a top priority in your playing.
15 lesson to expose you to basic jazz chords and comping including the Dirty Dozen jazz chords, the Dirty Dozen jazz chords progressions and a dozen tunes use them with. First learn 12 basic jazz chords to play almost any jazz standard. Then add 12 basic jazz progressions to help familiarize yourself with using the dozen jazz chords. These are common chord moves you find in many jazz standards that every jazz guitarist needs to know. Next explore the theory of all chords being derived from one of three basic chord families, major, minor or dominant. No matter how elaborate a chord is, it draws its basic sound from one of these three groups. Learn the characteristics of each family and which chords are related to which family. Once you learn the families you can interchange other members of the same family to create different chord textures.Lastly use this information to play the included dozen popular jazz standards. A total 242 minutes of video lessons that feature close ups, demonstrated slowly by measure plus printable PDF chord chart and grids. Songs also includes Mp3 practice tracks with bass, drums and melody line.