Jazz Ukulele - Comping

Yes! You can play jazz on a ukulele!!!

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

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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.

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