Jazz Chords For Fingerstyle Blues In A

 

Jazz Algebra

The little mom 'n pop music store where I took guitar lessons in high school is a real estate office now. And Jeff W., my high school guitar teacher, is still around but, as continuing evidence of the immense aura of wisdom that...

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Lightnin' Hopkins Meets Bobby Timmons

Uncategorized Sep 13, 2017
 

I guess everyone in the immediate vicinity of Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins referred to Mr. Hopkins as "Lightnin'," but just thinking about that got to me wondering about blues and jazz musicians without a nickname. It's all downhill and shady once...

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How To Practice With A Metronome

practicing Sep 06, 2017
 

Use the metronome to callibrate time, and learn to hear the click on beats 2 and 4.

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Blues Chord Substitutions From IV To I

 
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Gypsy Jazz Chords For Fingerstyle Blues

 

Gypsy Jazz And String (Tie) Theory

As a steel guitar player in the early 1990s, I went through a brief but unfortunate bolo tie phase, one in which I found confirmation of the notion "like attracts like." Which is to say, once the news is out...

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Walking Bass Turnaround In E

fingerstyle blues Aug 16, 2017
 
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How To Practice Improvising

improvisation practicing Aug 09, 2017
 
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Freddie Green Voicings For Blues In E

 
Surfing Makes You Hungry
 
I had a surfing lesson today. It was my first one ever, and I have to say, this teacher, Isaac, was really good. We started out with our boards on the shore, learning how to get from lying down to standing up. Which...
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5 Practice Tips For Playing Blues Guitar

practicing Jul 26, 2017
 
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Blues Guitar Licks In A Minor

Uncategorized Jul 19, 2017
 

St. Hesitation Infirmary Blues

I've been in New England for the last week and a half, ticking off the boxes one by one: Beach day with 58 degree water, sandcastles and rock climbing? Check. Road trip through three states in under three hours?...

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