The Red Zone Red Youngs Tips for B-3 Comping

When changing chords, change the minimum number of notes necessary, moving your fingers to the closest keys that make sense (Ex. 1).
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When changing chords, change the minimum number of notes necessary, moving your fingers to the closest keys that make sense (Ex. 1). This voice-leading will make your harmonies more compelling. You’ll find yourself adding rich color tones you may not have otherwise stumbled upon.

Think orchestrally: You can play the same old piano chords (Ex. 2) or create a strong, independent line that might be played by French horns (Ex. 3) or strings (Ex. 4).