This section of the website covers everything you need to get started with jazz guitar comping (or improve your current abilities). The jazz guitar chords lessons on this page focus mainly the harmonic aspect of the instrument : chord shapes, progressions, chord melody, etc. You'll find plenty of FREE material.
If this is your first visit, I recommend looking at these jazz guitar chords lessons in order. You should evidently have a few basic chord shapes at your command before attempting chord melody stuff on standards (or more intricate progressions with substitutions.)
Start with the chord charts. As soon as you're familiar with basic jazz guitar chords "grips" (shapes), it is highly recommended to apply them by creating accompaniments on actual jazz tunes.
Always remember : be musical and tasteful in your comping! A bunch of chord changes or cool substitutions simply won't work if the final result isn't SWINGING ...
Have fun and make good music!
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