Pop/Rock School: C-Am-F-G Chord Progression: Comping Pattern #1

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First in a series of bread and butter comping patterns for this workhorse pop chord progression…

How to use these studies

The simplest interpretation in 8-bar form and in 4/4 time, chord roots in left hand and block chords connected by voice-leading in the right…

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Pop/Rock School: C-Am-F-G Chord Progression: Comping Pattern #1

Interpretation Notes

  1. Don’t be afraid to use the sustain pedal.
  2. Don’t underestimate the challenge of playing in time at such a slow tempo and with so much space between the notes. But your sense of time should never be rigid and mechanical. Simply allow the entire form to breathe naturally.
  3. How you move your body is how the music is going to sound and feel!

learn more… C-Am-F-G Chord Progression: Comping Pattern #2