Comping Blues in the Style of Miles Davis

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Hey guys,

Here´s some cool chord voicing and comping for jazz blues!

Hope you like it…

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How’s it going guys. This is John McClennan
and I’m here with guitarcontrol.wpmudev.host. I want
to show you some jazz voicings today, a real
cool way of comping through a blues. This is
from Miles Davis, “All Blues”, from his album
“Kind of Blue”, great jazz album.

What I do is I start with my thumb here.
We’re playing over G7 and I use my thumb
on the low string and then I play the
3rd fret, 3rd fret, 3rd fret and it’s
G minor 7 and I quick hammer into the G7.
That’s the first part.

And then I move that up a whole step
to 5, 5, 5 and then, 7, 7, 6. And this
just looks like the little A minor
triad up here. And then pop. Then I
come back and hit that bass note, G,
and play this chord shape, which is 5, 5, 5.

Let’s start over. So it’s in 6.
It’s like one, two, three, four,
five, six; one, two, three, four,
five, six. If you want to go to the
IV chord just make this… And back.
A real cool way.

You’ve got to develop a little bit
of a reach and ability to be able
to play chords and then have a bass,
like this. Thumb, use of the thumb.
Some people that’s hard for them,
but I encourage you to get into it
because it enables you to do so
many cool things and get a very
desirable sound.

Be sure to click the link below for
the tab and we’ll see you in the next
lesson. Thanks for watching.

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