How to Play Like Bills Evans – Comping Feint Technique

This video is about a simple comping technique that Bill Evans commonly used. It involves mimicking the rhythm of your right hand improvisation with the chords in your left hand.

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Advanced Jazz Harmony: Creating Upper Extension Voicings

A reader recently emailed me to ask a very good question about how to incorporate upper extensions into his voicings. This is a simple way of creating your own voicings to use in different situations that call for upper extensions.

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Advanced Jazz Harmony: Block Chord Inversions

This post will help you take your block chords to the next level by teaching you how to practice Block Chord Inversions. Block chords are extremely useful for a number of techniques, including voicing a melody with chords and improvising with chords, comping, and much more. They are also very useful for composing and arranging jazz in general.

(To learn about Major Block Chords, click here. To learn about Minor Block Chords, click here.)

Here is the full exercise in PDF form: Block Chord Inversions

Jazz Harmony Lesson – Minor Block Chords

A short instructional lesson video along with an exercise in PDF form to help you learn how to use the jazz harmony technique of minor block chords. These chords can be used to sound like great jazz pianists Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans.

Minor Block Chords In All Keys

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Advanced Jazz Comping with Fourth Voicings – Pentatonic Inversions

In this video, I show you how to use the classic Bill Evans “So What” voicing and move it up the Pentatonic scale. It’s a great exercise and will really improve your comping technique giving you new ways to play, especially over modal tunes.

Click here for a PDF of the exercise written out in all keys: Pentatonic Inversions