When: Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 3
10 weeks- no class 11/26. This course will be conducted live via video conferencing. This hands-on course provides the intermediate-to-advanced guitarist with the tools, concepts and techniques essential to creative and effective contemporary comping. Topics include: Comping over straight-ahead, bebop, modal, funk/fusion, ballads, contemporary jazz, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban styles of music; Creative chord voicings—looking at the fingerboard and voicing chords in a more “pianistic” way; quartal harmony (clusters voiced in 4ths) in modal comping; the possibilities of dissonant intervals such as the minor 2nd; slash chords; tritone substitution; and upper-register chord voicings; Rhythmic anticipation and syncopation.