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Lady Bird - comping with 3-note voicings

When comping with a bass player, it's often best to stay off the bottom two strings, to keep the texture from getting too thick and dark.

This type of voicing will also work when there is a keyboard comping at the some time, but in that case you will probably be much less busy: fewer attacks, more sustained chords.

This exercise uses strings 2, 3, and 4. The voincings, for the most part, are made up of the 3rd and 7th of the chord, and another chord tone or tension. These voicings can be played with the pick, the fingers, or pick-and-fingers.

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Last updated 10/28/2002