Comping with Triad Pairs in 4ths -Part1

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Have you ever noticed those impressionistic piano chords that Bill Evans used when comping behind Miles on “So What” or McCoy Tyner for John Coltrane? They are voicings in 4ths and add a fresh modern sound when combined with those drop voicings we guitarists resort to almost exclusively when comping. Well, if you’re not already using them, here’s an opportunity to learn them!

In this lesson I show you how to derive voicings in 4ths from any scale and extract 2 quartal triads that you can use to comp over various II-V-Is ! This has become the norm among the great 21st century jazz guitarists…so check it out…


The “Comping with Triad Pairs in 4ths PART 1” Files can be downloaded for $8.00 (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:  5 PDFs with both regular notation and TAB, 9 MP3s of the II-V-I’s and modal example, and a Band In A Box file with all the II-V-Is.

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