Boogie Woogie: Comping

Mix and match the following right hand chord patterns with your favorite left hand patterns...


Comp #1

Playing a Major 6 chord in dotted rhythm is a staple of Boogie Woogie comping...

Boogie Woogie: Comping


Comp #2

Try a Dominant7+13 chord chord in the same rhythm for a bluesier sound. Don't worry about what the chord is called.. Absorb the pattern (Te, Mi, La, Do) and enjoy the sound/feeling!

Boogie Woogie: Comping

Note: If your hand is too small to reach all four notes, just drop the top note or move the Bb up an octave.


Comp #3

Try a Dominant7+9 chord in the same rhythm for an even bluesier sound. Don't worry about what the chord is called.. Absorb the pattern (Mi, Te, Me) and enjoy the sound/feeling!

Boogie Woogie: Comping


Comp #4

The same rhythm as the first three comps, but with the added interest of shifting the chord by an octave...

Boogie Woogie: Comping


Comp #5

Playing a Major 6 chord in-between all the downbeats...

Boogie Woogie: Comping


Comp #6

Another staple...

Boogie Woogie: Comping


Comp #7

A variation of #6, leading off with the b7 blue note...

Boogie Woogie: Comping

Why not invent your own variation?


Comp #8

A more complex rhythm with the tasty b3 blue note played on the most important downbeat...

Boogie Woogie: Comping