Watch the Comping & Soloing online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Jazz Guitar 10: Advanced Soloing Approaches
Lesson Source: Frank Vignola's Jazz Up Your Blues
The first and second chorus we take it easy to start again playing simple grooving ideas to establish a groove and build from there. Listening is the key. Listen in and try to hear the difference in the rhythm guitar having the soloist effect what he plays. Notice when the tremolo is being played by the soloist how the rhythm guitar digs into a bit to the rhythmic pattern he is playing and feeds a nice big full chord to end the phrase with the soloist. Accenting the back beat or beats 2 and 4 is a cool move to use to enhance the groove. Listen to the snare drum and match where the downbeat is placed while implementing this back beat idea. Utilize different areas of the fingerboard that are opposite areas from each other. If the soloist is playing high on the E string then the rhythm guitarist should be in the lower part of the fretboard.