Watch the Jazz Comping Primer online guitar lesson by Sean McGowan from Creative Jazz Comping

As we get into comping, we'll start off with some hand stretches and basic warm-ups that are an important part of any practice and/or performance session. We'll also talk about some of my favorite jazz guitarists in terms of their comping styles and innovations. I'll give you a list of recommended recordings to check out that feature incredible comping by players such as Jim Hall, Mundell Lowe, Wes Montgomery, and many more. We'll also look at different ways of articulating chord by exploring fingerstyle techniques, hybrid picking, strumming, and using the thumb.