Lesson 112: Comping Part III - Creative Comping
Using Guide Tones Only - the Tritone
Here I take the tritone through the entire 12 bar blues progression:
Using Chromatic Passing Chords
Here I take the same type of rhythmic idea as above with complete seventh chords and chromatic passing chords through the entire 12 bar blues progression:
Using Fragmented Chords
Here I take two- and three note harmony through the entire 12 bar blues progression:
Using Motivic Ideas
Here I make use of a motif in Night and Day by Cole Porter. The motif consists of two consecutive perfect fifths followed by a major second. It has a nice, open major 9th ring to it. It is a long-time favorite of mine that turns up over and over again in my arrangements, compositions and playing.
Here I make use of the motif in the intro and the first half of the the A part of Night and Day. The motif is transposed as is ( for a Bbadd9 and an Abadd9) and also transposed with the bass note displaced ( for a G7sus4 chord) for nicer voice-leading - some counterpoint to break up the parallelism:
Using Quartal Harmony
Here I make extensive use of quartal harmony in the second half of the form of On Green Dolphin Street by B. Kaper and N. Washington:
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