Pop/Rock School: C-Am-F-G Chord Progression: Comping Pattern #4

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

How to use these studies

Two-fisted syncopated rhythm with voice-led triads in the right hand and chord roots in octaves in the left…

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Pop/Rock School: C-Am-F-G Chord Progression: Comping Pattern #4

Interpretation Notes:

  1. Don’t be afraid to use the sustain pedal!
  2. Shape the phrases so that the dynamics ebb and flow.
  3. Right Hand: Make the chords played on the weak beats and upbeats an echo of the chords played on the strong beats.
  4. Left Hand: Bring out and sustain the first note in each bar while understating the other three.

learn more… C-Am-F-G Chord Progression: Comping Pattern #5