A Course in Jazz Comping for Vibes Players

Good comping requires many of the same skills as improvising. Both the soloist and the accompanist are creating spontaneous music that describes the tonal centers of the tune, while inventing melodies and textures that have logic, form, and direction.

The information, exercises, and examples presented in these lessons are designed to help
the vibist learn about the art of comping. This is not a course that requires the student to memorize a gazillion different chord voicings. Each lesson presents information and ideas that teach you how to create your own chord voicings instinctively, and how to use those voicings to effectively support the soloist.

This course is presented as web pages, and includes lesson text, images, audio clips, and some interactive exercises.