Comp over any Standard with these 2 Chord Shapes

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It’s fascinating how certain chord shapes can take on so many identities depending on the context you play them in. I call them chords with multi-personality disorder (LOL), which happens to be the subject of this video.

In this lesson I show you 2 unique shapes on the first 4 strings, which can instantly convert to most of the chord types you’ll need to play almost any standard. This is achieved by simply moving them to different locations on the fretboard. And just in case you’re wondering, these aren’t your “garden variety” drop voicings most guitarists use!

After teaching you the 2 shapes and how their harmonic identity is transformed depending on which string you assign the root to, I teach you how to comp with them over Cole Porter’s “Night & Day”.


The How To Comp Over Any Standard with 2 Chord Shapes” Files can be downloaded for $5.00 (buy me a cup of coffee & a snack?). Your contribution is much appreciated, as it helps support the site and allows me to keep investing the long hours required to produce these lessons. The download includes: 2 sets of PDFs with both regular notation and TAB featuring all the examples in the video as well as all the chord voicings as applied to “Night and Day”.

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