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Ken Kehner on Piano Comping

Ken Kehner on Piano Comping

About this Webinar – From the NPD Webinar Jazz Series –

So you have a talented piano player that wants to learn how to comp, how to take those printed chord symbols and play chords with voicings and rhythms that compliment the swing rhythm section.  In this webinar, master educator and jazz pianist Ken Kehner shows step by step how to guide that young pianist.  He includes several demonstrations that you can share with your student, all in this free webinar.

Our Presenter –

Ken Kehner holds a degree in Piano Performance from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri.  Ken teaches jazz piano and improvisation at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.  Ken is a mainstay at the Jim Widner jazz camps throughout the U.S.  He has backed such noted artists as Bill Watrous, Bobby Shew, Buddy DeFranco, Pete Christlieb, Eric Marienthal, Louie Bellson and Clark Terry. Ken is also a member of Elsie Parker’s group, the Poor People of Paris, and can be heard on that group’s CD entitled Live!

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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 Ken Kehner to arrange in-person clinics, private lessons, or ask a questionEMAIL Ken Kehner

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  jazz comping on the piano:

Free, Downloadable Materials from Ken Kehner