Comping

Comping

Postby hotasaPistol » Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:38 pm

Can someone please explain this to me....I have read others here using this phrase
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Postby weirimpressed » Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:45 pm

never heard it before... comping....
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Postby Tennessee Jedi » Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:19 pm

To play the rhythm of the song?
To play chords over a given structure ?
Like it would be Bob COMPING away during Rider while Jerry solos....
To back another musician while they are soloing?
I think its more a jazz term... :smile:
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Postby mttourpro » Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:15 am

It's simply an abreviation for "accompanying", which as TJedi said,is of course to play over changes while someone takes a solo. It is definitely a jazz term and there's clearly a lot to be said about how one goes about doing this exactly.

I always try to enhance the soloist's playing somehow. Sometimes it's hard to do that and not interfere, stewp-on or detract from the solo. Of course, Bob did this in his own initimatable way.
Once in a great while, Bob would kind of hijack a solo from Jerry...not too often but occasionally.

Some of my favorite comping is from Brent on Jerry solos in Samson, Fire, Shakedown....just about everything for that matter.
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Postby weirimpressed » Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:46 pm

ill remember that, thanks for the definition
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