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Tableau For Galoot And World Events Mar 19, 2020
I'm writing this from the front porch of the Fretboard residence while our big fluffy galoot of a dog and I dig the early spring weather and keep...
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Four Ways of Thinking About Fingerstyle Accompaniment Mar 12, 2020
Last week in The Fingerstyle Five, our monthly live Zoom workshop was about arranging and improvising on the blues and jazz standard "Careless...
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What Would Be Cool, And What Would It Take? Mar 05, 2020
A few years back, I ran a couple surveys, just when I was getting Fretboard Confidential off the ground. In essence, the surveys asked, "What do...
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Good Time Charlie Feb 27, 2020
Groove is, of course, one of those slippery things, easy to mention and hard to describe, much less teach. But if you're going to play fingerstyle...
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Grooveyard Feb 20, 2020
It's been raining in Austin for the past couple of days. As a guy who grew up in New England, this is the closest I'm going to get to winter around...
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The Scratchy Record Hour Feb 13, 2020
Years ago my friend Matt Weiner played bass in a New York band I'll describe as retro and jazz-oriented, along with our mutual friend and...
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"Boys, Let's Put A Supergroup Together!" Feb 06, 2020
It's February Album Writing Month again, one of my favorite times of the year. If you're one of those people – Ms. Fretboard comes to mind...
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Three Haikus About Magic Sam Jan 30, 2020
I.

Live, his "Lookin' Good"
Is more than twice as fast as
The LP version
 
II.

What is extra cool?
The fact that he is playing
Earl Hooker's...
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