Truefire - Bob Wolfman : Essential Guide To Jazz Blues Comping
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Hello I'm Bob Wolfman — welcome to my TrueFire Foundry course, Essential Guide to Jazz
Blues Comping, which I produced in my own studio.
Comping is a slang term for accompaniment and is such an important part of music.
Ironically, it is also a sorely neglected area for so many guitar players. Sure,
everybody wants to play sexy guitar solos and thus players spend much time devoted to
this aim in their practicing.
Chordal accompaniment or Comping is very sexy too though and competent comping guitarists will work regularly, cause after all, sexy soloists need and want good support behind
them, right? Not to mention that a good accompanist will inevitably become a better
soloist as well, because of the inherent relationship between chords and scales.??I
created this course with one main thought in mind; for years my students complained that
they wanted to be shown exact chord voicings in sequences that they could use for
substitutions in progressions. They couldn't find many examples in books or on DVD's,
etc.. They wanted to be shown step by step exactly which chord substitutions to play and
when to play them. This course does exactly that.??Almost all popular music in the
Western world has it’s roots and derivation directly from the Blues, throughout the 20th
century to the present day. There is such a wide variety of rich sounding music that
evolved from the simple I IV V chord progression.
So many guitar players have been able to learn a few chords and play very basic blues
songs which didn’t require much technical knowledge or chops. Of course, when Hendrix and
Clapton came on the scene it was off to the races, and guitar playing fools the world
over wanted to play with blazing speed and ferocious technique, but what about the
chords? Yes, Comping!??With so much value of it’s own, strong chordal accompaniment can
be absolutely gorgeous and such a huge emotional release and outlet. You can really
create totally different moods, emotions, and colors with chords.
This course covers everybody from T-Bone Walker, B.B. King and Muddy Waters all the way
to Grant Green, Kenny Burrell, Joe Pass, and George Benson. You will cover many styles
and techniques using the many tools provided in this workshop.??The Jazz Blues style is a
very hip and sophisticated style lending itself to endless possible variation. Some of
the chord forms are a little challenging, but not anywhere near impossible and they’re
really worth the time and effort to work into your playing vocabulary.
There isn’t a lot of theory in the course, only what’s really necessary to understand the
material presented. The focus of this course is a much more organic approach through
watching, listening, and playing. Any student of guitar who seriously wants to improve
their comping will greatly benefit from the concepts, techniques and insight in this
Ready to get started? Grab your guitar and let’s power up our comping skills with Bob
NOTE! Bob Wolfman organized the course into 8 weekly sections for those students that
prefer to have a specified regimen of material across a specified time schedule. However,
for those students who prefer to work at their own pace, or even skip around you are
certainly encouraged to approach the course in that way as well.