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Country School: Two-Step Comping Pattern #6

Sixth in a series of definitive country two-step comping patterns for your consideration. This tasty mixing of the blues and country emphasizes the blue notes (b3 and b7) of both the I and VI chords. Also, notice the mini-pickups between each two bar phrase used to keep the momentum going… Study-Practice Notes Technique: Start by playing

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Country School: Two-Step Comping Pattern #5

Fifth in a series of definitive country two-step comping patterns for your consideration. Here we add some quintessential country twang to the basic pattern. Notice that the root of each chord is never played in the right hand and that “the 5” of each chords is sustained while “the 2” resolves to “the 3″… Study-Practice Notes

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Country School: Two-Step Comping Pattern #3

Third in a series of definitive country two-step comping patterns for your consideration… another variation of Pattern #1, great at slow tempos where there is lots of time to play in between the bass notes… Study-Practice Notes Technique: Play the broken chord in the right hand as a single integrate musical and physical impulse, not three

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Country School: Two-Step Comping Pattern #2

Second in a series of definitive sixteen bar country two-step comping patterns for your consideration… the same notes as Pattern #1, but in a different right-hand rhythm, great for medium tempos… Study-Practice Notes Technique: Play each broken chord the right as a single musical and physical idea, not as two separate events. Extensions: Using your knowledge

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Country School: Two-Step Comping Pattern #1

The first in a series of definitive sixteen bar country two-step comping patterns for your consideration. Enjoy! Study-Practice Notes Form: The most common country song form: 16 bars long, where each 16 bar chorus is divided into two 8 bar phrases, and where each 8 bar phrase is typically sub-divided into two 4 bar phrases. Pattern

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