“Beautiful Love” – Comping & Improv
In this lesson we explore comping voicings and improvisation principles over the tune “Beautiful Love” played in the key of D Minor.
“Beautiful Love” is a commonly called tune at jam sessions. The harmony of the tune is simply to memorise and fun to improvise over. Check out the famous Bill Evans recordings of this tune.
Comping Techniques & Principles
We apply a wide range of comping techniques and principles. We start with simple drop 2 and Barry Harris voicings which are a good choice towards the start of your accompaniment.
When the soloist that we are accompanying works towards a climax we can introduce bigger voicing configurations such as quartal stacks and upper structure triad voicings. These techniques are demonstrated in the 2nd and 3rd comping choruses of this tutorial.