Jerry, Chet and Merle

I met John Knowles, C.G.P., when I was maybe 23 years old, so we've known each other a long time. For the past ten years, he's been telling me to come check out CAAS – the annual meeting of the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society, also known...

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The Fingerstyle Choice

creativity fingerstyle Apr 25, 2019

The great jazz guitarist Gene Bertoncini once observed, “I think I’m like most guitarists in that I like almost any kind of music played on the guitar.” I know I’m the same, and yet you know the snag: when there’s so...

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Arranging: All Of Me

 
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Arranging: Sweet Georgia Brown

 
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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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The Ry Cooder Rhythm Guitar Trick

 
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