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Five Killer Comping Strategies

A fabulous ‘ole collegiate chum, with whom I’ve produced and drummed with for 40+ years now, recently urged me to share some approaches of accompaniment creativity I’d recently suggested to him. Indeed, these following conceptions can expand most any serious musician’s resources significantly:    Accompany in the way(s) you always do, yet now insert much more intentional quiet space until re-entering only at critical harmonic turnarounds, key changes, and/or bridges, as experienced performers generally don’t need or want to be spoon-fed changes continuously… [ read more ]

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