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Bebop Melody Lesson 4: Yardbird Suite

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Wheatland by Oscar Peterson Jazz Guitar Version

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Bebop Melody Lesson 3 : Joyspring [BML3]

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Somewhere Over The Rainbow

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Swing Comping – Charleston Rhythm Variaton 3 [Pt 4/4] [CCL14]

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Swing Comping – Charleston Rhythm Variation 2 [Pt 3/4] [CCL13]

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Swing Comping – Charleston Rhythm Variation 1 [Pt 2/4] [CCL12]

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Shadow of Your Smile

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Swing Comping – Charleston Rhythm [Pt 1/4] [CCL11]

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Giant Steps Chords

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Latin Comping 6: If You Never Come To Me [CCL10]

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Godin Guitar Demo Video (Feat Isn’t she lovely)

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Latin Comping 5: Girl From Ipanema [CCL9]

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Latin Comping 4: Wave [CCL8]

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Latin Comping 3: Once I Loved [CCL7]

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Latin Comping 2: Corcovado [CCL6]

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Latin Comping 1: How Insensitive [CCL5]

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12 Bar Jazz Blues in Bb

A short lesson on an old favorite, the 12 Bar Blues in Bb, utilizing a downward (mostly) quarter note pulse as the main rhythmic tool in the comp. I play through two choruses with quite a bit of embellishment, then settle into a ‘stomp’, ala ‘Freddy Green’ style accompaniment. This style was popularized in the early to mid 20th century, particularly by guitarists in Europe and America who performed without amplification on the bigger ‘git-boxes’ (larger bodied acoustic guitars) in the rhythm sections of small and large ensembles. In order to cut through the sound of louder brass / reed … [Read more...]

The Ibanez George Benson GB10

In this video I improvise over George Benson’s version of Jose Feliciano’s tune ‘ Affirmation’ in B minor. See the attached transcription sheet, which has the details of all the substitutions and chord impositions I use to navigate the original chord chart. I also play an improvised rubato intro, which is a small exploration of the main harmonic theme of the A section - Emi9 to Bmi9, and a nod to the main melodic theme in some points. If anyone is interested in some approaches to the specific harmonic techniques or imposed chords please message me! Full Lesson Transcription … [Read more...]

Combover Blues

Local Auckland band ‘Blue Train’ plays ‘Combover Blues’ (something I can relate to HA!) - an original composition by Steve Sherriff. In this line up ‘Blue Train’ are Steve Sherriff - Tenor Sax, Alan Brown - Piano, Cameron MacArthur -Acoustic Bass, Jason Orme – Drums and Dixon Nacey - Guitar. Another great jam with these talented jazz muso’s from Auckland New Zealand. This tune, a Blues in A minor, presents the improviser with a few surprise chords at the end of the form (see the last 4 bars of the melody transcription provided) – lots of dominant sevenths: E7 – F7 – D7 – C7 for two … [Read more...]