Barry Galbraith Comping Studies

Ok, let’s do this! In September 2017, yours truly decided to take the bull by the horns and shoot videos for each one of the fantastic Barry Galbraith comping studies in this book:

Barry Galbraith - Volume 3

The caveat?

One study shot in video format every two weeks or so. You’re more than welcome to join me in this challenge!

The Videos – YouTube Playlist


Shiny – September 8, 2017

Wind – September 22, 2017

Blues in F – October 13, 2017

Minor Blues – October 27, 2017

Nowhere – November 10, 2017

Dream – November 24, 2017

Blues 12 Keys (Part 1) – December 8, 2017

Blues 12 Keys (Part 2) – December 22, 2017

Blues 12 Keys (Part 3) – January 19, 2018

Rhythm #1 – February 2, 2018

S-Miles – February 16, 2018

Tan-Gee – March 2, 2018

Sole – March 16, 2018

Wind #2 – March 30, 2018

Rhythm #2 – April 13, 2018

Like Someone – April 27, 2018


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14 thoughts on “Barry Galbraith Comping Studies

    • Not to worry! Take your time with the fingerings and tackle them one by one. You don’t have to attempt the music in time right away – if you’re still figuring out the notation, take away the time element and just focus on really understanding the fingerings and the notes that you’re playing.

    • That depends – the first chord chart was submitted courtesy of another dedicated member of the website, Jerry. We’ll certainly continue to upload them if he keeps submitting them!

  1. Yes,yes, very good, I’m half way through Wind, not easy stuff, I’m not sure if I’m playing all the chords correctly, I’m not a good sight reader but i’m having fun figuring these chords out.thanks again this is great stuff.

  2. I must complement you Marc-Andre. We all have our preferred learning styles; some are visual learners, some are auditory learners, some learn best from looking at TAB, some like learning from box diagrams and some guys even like to read the music off the the staff ‘old school’ style . The chord diagrams for ‘Shiny’ and ‘Wind’ are brilliant. I’m an older cat who appreciates the size and clarity of those neck diagrams. Also, I like seeing the ‘whole picture’ of where the chords lie on the fretboard. Great job.
    btw- great playing too.

    • Joe – Thanks! Glad you like the studies and the chord sheets. With have JERRY to thank (a long time student, who collaborates with sheets and reference) for the chord sheets! If you stop by the members-only Facebook group, make sure to tip him your hat 🙂

  3. Hello I am looking to see if there is a book that shows the diagrams chords or TAB lines to the Guitar comping Studies of Barry Galbraith. I would be very appreciate if someone can share some light on this!!!!! Thanks Izzy

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