Comping Drills & Exercises
Welcome to this lesson on comping drills and exercises. You can use these drills to strengthen your right hand comping both on Hammond organ and on piano.
Move Voicings Around Chromatically
When comping the F blues we can sideslip voicings up and down chromatically to add interest to our comping. Chromatic motion is particularly effective between the chords which are a 5th apart.
By moving voicings up and down the keyboard, we learn how they feel in all of the key centres so that we can use them on demand during performance.
Turnaround Drills & Exercises
The 36251 turnaround is present in the jazz blues form. It’s important to be able to navigate this progression with just 3rds and 7ths. Then then move onto extended chord voicings incorporating 9ths and 13ths.
Robert also demonstrates a practice drill where we take our favourite 25 voicings around the circle of fifths with half steps in between.
Comping Drills & Practice Guidance File Type: pdf