What are we shootin’ for :


In a band setting, every musician has a distinctive place.

Within a song this place can change: backup to solo, full chords, riffs, etc.

Leaving space is important, especially when playing accompaniment.
Hammering away bar chords on every beat is a no-no.

But you do want to make the harmony clear!

Imitating horn lines a horn section would play is a great way to play backup.
That’s what these examples are all about.


  1. Sliding 9th
  2. Changes
  3. Inner Logic
  4. In Position
  5. Boy From NYC
  6. Bass From NYC
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