Watch the Comping Concepts online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Jazz Guitar 4: Rhythm Approaches

In this section, Fareed Haque guides you through 26 jazz comping lessons covering everything from guide tones to tri-tone sub s to adding bass notes and extensions. Fareed also shares three of his "Fareed's Trade Secrets" that will open your eyes and ears to key comping approaches.

TIP! When you start to work on rhythm parts, remember that the number one thing you should be concerned with is staying in time! This might sound obvious, but sometimes it is easy to get distracted by trying to get a cool move or technique down and we forget about keeping it in time!

So always work on a rhythm part slowly at first, using a metronome to make sure the whole thing is staying in time. If you find one part where you keep losing time, then stop and just work on that part until you get it solid. Remember, rhythm is built from the ground up - so make sure you lay the foundation of a groove before you start to worry about all the fancy stuff!