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Jazz Comping for Your Young Guitarist

Jazz Comping for Your Young Guitarist

About this Webinar – From the NPD Webinar Jazz Series –

How do you guide your young jazz guitarist in developing the skill of comping in the rhythm section?  In this webinar, you won’t believe how Steve makes the complex simple.  Watch as he explains and demonstrates how to play in swing style and how your student can learn this important skill.

Our Presenter–

Steve Schenkel is a top musician, educator, and clinician in the St. Louis area.   He is a guitarist at the Fox Theater and the St. Louis Municipal Opera and from time to time plays with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and the Repertory Theater of St. Louis and has back numerous national artists.  Steve also contracts the orchestra at the Fox Theater as well as many other venues in the area.  He currently serves as Music Director at First Unity Church of St. Louis.

Steve retired from Webster University after 37 years of teaching. At Webster, he founded the Jazz Studies Program, the Music Technology Program, and the Webster Jazz Concert Series.

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To gain the most benefit, please follow these suggested steps:

Step One – Download the Note Page

Prepare to either type your notes into the Word.doc or Google Doc and save the changes, or write in your notes by hand into a printed copy.

Step Two –

As you view the webinar, we encourage you to take notes as you go along.  Feel free to stop the recording and rewind as needed.

Step Three – Download the Action Plan Template

Choose either format; Word Doc or Google Doc.  After considering the key points that you wish to implement, describe the point in the ACTION BOX select a date for the initial implementation.  Then, select a date that you plan to review and assess the success of the implementation.

Step Four – 

An 80% score or better will result in a Certificate of Completion emailed to the address you provide.  Those scoring less than 80% will be allowed to retake the quiz.

Step Five – Review the Follow-up Links and Materials Below

Contact Steve Schenkel to arrange in-person clinics, private lessons, or ask a questionEMAIL Steve Schenkel

The following are from NPD Webinars:

The following are from The Nottelmann Blog:

Listening to the following artists/recordings is recommended to fully understand the style of guitar jazz comping: