Take the A Train: Comping Chord Voicings

The chord voicing ideas below illustrate commonly-used voicing patterns that you should consider adding to your bag. Feel free to make them your own by adding or subtracting notes, and mixing and matching ideas, and playing them in different rhythms (also see: Comping Rhythms), to to suit your own taste. Enjoy!

Left Hand Pattern
Right Hand Pattern
Root
1-3-5-7
1-3-5-7
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Root or Walking Bass
3-5-7-9 Voicing
Root or Walking Bass
7-9-3-5 Voicing
Rootless 3-5-7-9 Voicing
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Rootless 7-9-3-5 Voicing
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Root or Walking Bass
3-7 Voicing
Root or Walking Bass
7-3 Voicing
3-7 Voicing
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7-3 Voicing
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1-7
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