Watch the Fareed's Trade Secret #8 online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Jazz Guitar 8: Advanced Rhythm Principles

Fareed's Trade Secret #8 - Imitation: B3 Pedal Points is a video guitar lesson presented by Fareed Haque and is sourced from Jazz Comping Survival Guide.


Repetition is a very easy and powerful way to build intensity. B3 players will often hold a high note, called a pedal point, while they comp down below, or solo under the high held note. Work on holding one note through an entire chord progression to develop this skill. Especially cool are holding the 9, #9, 13, root or 5th on top, and letting the repetition build and build. BouYah!