Comping is the practice of using chords to accompany a melody. Learn the essentials of accompanying soloists and playing in jazz ensembles with this useful book and CD package. Whether supporting a soloist, playing in an ensemble, or performing a solo, this book will help pianists use chords effectively and appropriately to create a rich jazz sound and enhance the sonority of the whole ensemble. Beginning with triads and voice leading, and progressing through altered seventh chord spread voicings for two hands, this book and CD combination covers many different techniques for using harmony and rhythm. The accompanying CD gives the student an opportunity to practice with a small jazz combo. Suitable for all major jazz styles.