Blues Ukulele - Comping

All available lessons, players, and listing tagged with the subject/topic of "Blues".

Comping – short for accompaniment is simply the music and instruments that are "accompanying" the melody. Typically a term used by jazz musicians and done by the musicians playing an instrument capable of playing chords, harmonically, ie: multiple notes at a time. The ukulele like the guitar and piano is one such instruments.

It's the Chords and the style ( Rhythm ) that you play the chords that comprise comping.

Start with the lesson Core Chords - The Big Six - Building a Solid Chord Foundation for building your 4-part contemporary chord foundation and the Modular Phonetic Rhythm, The Foundation and Workbook 1 below.

Core Chords - The Big Six - Building a Solid Chord Foundation

Core Chords is a series of lessons for building your core, essential 4-part chords.

For rhythmic styles start with the Modular Phonetic Rhythm books and series of lessons I have available.

Modular Phonetic Rhythm, The Foundation and Workbook 1

Modular Phonetic Rhythm represents a significant advance in the teaching and application of rhythm. Eliminating many inefficient aspects of rhythm education, Modular Phonetic Rhythm streamlines the traditional educational approach, resulting in a reflexive reaction to rhythm.

MPRS-FW1

MPRS-FW1

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48 Rhythm Lessons

Here are all the lessons tagged covering rhythm.

`Ukulele Strums - Getting Started

An Introduction to Strumming

One of the first skills a ukulele player learns is the art and craft of strumming – playing rhythm.

Basic `Ukulele Strums and Variations

A strum is the execution of a specific rhythmic pattern, at tempo, in a particular style.

Modular Phonetic Rhythm, Level I Pairs Worksheet

Level I rhythmic syllable pairs for developing your ukulele strums vocabulary and sharpen your reading chops.

Modular Phonetic Rhythm, Level II Pairs Worksheet

Level II rhythmic syllable pairs for developing your ukulele strums vocabulary and sharpen your reading chops.

Modular Phonetic Rhythm

Modular Phonetic Rhythm represents a significant advance in the teaching and application of rhythm.

`Ukulele Strums and The Modular Phonetic Rhythm System

Strums are Inseparably Linked to Rhythm

Any strum can be broken down to its Modular Phonetic rhythmic syllables.

Metronome - Playing in Time

There is no way around it.

Rhythm and Strums Level II Rhythmic Pairs - Lesson One

Modular Phonetic Level II Rhythmic Syllable 1 of 6 and 2 of 6.

Rhythm and Strums Level II Rhythmic Pairs - Lesson Two

Modular Phonetic Level II Rhythmic Syllable 3 of 6.

Rhythm and Strums Level II Rhythmic Pairs - Lesson Three

Modular Phonetic Level II Rhythmic Syllable 4 of 6

Rhythm is inseparably linked to strums

Strumming requires a specific set of skills.

Rhythm and Strums Level II Rhythmic Pairs - Lesson Four

Modular Phonetic Level II Rhythmic Syllable 5 of 6.

Quarter Note Strum

Chords and music are organized into bars or measures with the most common number of beats per bar or measure being four.

Quarter Note Strum - Variations

Building on the basic Quarter Note Strum lessons, here are four variations to get you started.

Learning the Bo Diddley Strum

The Bo Diddley strum is named after Bo Diddley.

Reading Music on Ukulele Series - Reading in Open Position, Rhythm

The Ukulele - Reading Music Series uses the Modular Phonetic Rhythm System by Chuck Anderson for learning rhythm.

Playing by Ear - Rhythm

Playing rhythm by ear is all about getting your ear to recognize the sound of rhythm and just like melodies, train the fingers and the hands to follow your inner ear and play these rhythms on demand.

The Muted Strum

The muted strum is executed by relaxing the chord hand during the strum.

`Ukulele Strums - Core Pattern 4.1

Another one of the 72 possible strumming patterns based of the Modular Phonetic Rhythm systems level II rhythmic syllables.

`Ukulele Strums - Core Pattern 4.1T

Another one of the 72 possible strumming patterns based of the Modular Phonetic Rhythm systems level II rhythmic syllables.

First `Ukulele Lesson

This is a scan of a typical first lesson that ALL students new to the ukulele might get in one of my private one-on-one lessons.

The Downbeat

What, Where and How Can You Locate the Downbeat and Pulse of a Song

Locating the downbeats, pulse, and especially beat one is really important in music.

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