Modern Voices - Chordal Etude (Someday My Prince Will Come) using "responsive comping" techniques
In this harmonic study series (“Modern Voices”) I seek to explore the vast array of possibilities that the guitar has to offer when it comes down to modern/contemporary harmony and chordal construction and its implementation over standard chord progressions and tunes from the Great American songbook.
In this Chordal Etude I present to you some new ideas and possible chord voicings over the chord progression of one of my favorite waltz (3/4) standards by Frank Churchill - “Someday My Prince Will Come.”
This etude is also designed around a technique I call “responsive comping” which consists of reacting melodically to the harmonic questions stated by the chordal selections. In my opinion this provides for a more interesting and well balanced dialogue and harmonic density as the melodic responses to each voicing serve as a mechanism for resolution and tension release.
Each chord in the transcription should be arpeggiated (while holding and sustaining all pitches) in 8th notes by starting on the highest note first, then dropping to the lowest note second and continuing in ascending order from there until the melodic response note comes in on the up-beat of beat 3.
Chordal Etude (PDF) in standard notation and tablature.
HD Video/Audio of the Chordal Etude at tempo.
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Chordal Etude (PDF) in standard notation and tablature. HD Video/Audio of the Chordal Etude at tempo.