Tina Brooks I-IV

hard bop blues licks Aug 17, 2018

I've been yelling about Tina Brooks for the past few weeks, so I thought it was time to (A) figure out a few of his licks myself and (B) show you what I'm talking about. So here's a short lick that will take you from the I chord to the IV chord,...

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Chord Substitutions on Mississippi John Hurt Addendum

Uncategorized May 04, 2018
 
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Chord Substitutions On Mississippi John Hurt

 

Exotic Is Relative

I spent most of this week in Florida. As a kid growing up outside of Boston, that would have sounded unspeakably exotic to me, only toppable, if that's a word, by the idea of Hawaii or Bermuda. In my twenties, I drove with a...

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Arranging: Idle Moments

Uncategorized Apr 13, 2018
 
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Performance – Idle Moments

Uncategorized Mar 30, 2018
 
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The Swing Scale In Open D Tuning

 
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Fingerstyle Blues In Any Key

 
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Arranging: All Of Me

 
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9th Chords In Open D Tuning

 
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Arranging: Sweet Georgia Brown

 
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