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Happy new year! Appropriately, here’s one of the very first things I ever Soundsliced; I just realized I hadn’t yet posted it to my channel. Make sure to toggle the rhythm backing vs. lead guitar if you’d… More…

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Here’s my own fingerstyle arrangement of the lovely jazz standard by Jimmy Van Heusen. More…

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Just a little gypsy-jazz lick that fits nicely under the fingers. More…

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Here’s a little etude I wrote recently for myself to practice some new (to me) chord transitions and the gypsy picking technique. It’s over the changes of “Djangology.” I suppose you could even play it… More…

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Here's my new fingerstyle arrangement of the classic Game Boy theme. More…

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I’ve started recording my own gigs, to evaluate my own playing and try to remember some of the improvisations. Generally I’m not happy with my playing, but this particular “Nuages” solo actually turned… More…

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This is a nice exercise for practicing different voicings for the repetitive Gm7-C7 in “Honeysuckle Rose.” In the B section, it’s got the classic walkup. More…

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Here’s an etude I made for beginning gypsy-jazz guitarists. Note you can change the recording to only hear the rhythm guitar vs. lead guitar vs. full mix (for practicing!). More…

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Here’s my own fingerstyle arrangement of this great jazz standard. More…

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Here’s my latest fingerstyle arrangement for YouTube, the classic jazz standard. More…

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Here’s my arrangement of the Beatles’ Honey Pie, from a YouTube video I made in 2011. So many people have requested the tab over the years that I had to Soundslice it. More…

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Here’s an idea I came up with for “Nuages,” during bars 21-24, when it goes to C major. It’s a nice little counterpointy walkup thing. :-) More…

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Here’s a small thing I made up. Could work well as an outro to a ballad in A major. More…

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Here’s a little exercise I just came up with, to develop the dexterity for my third and fourth fingers. Lots of times these sorts of exercises aren’t very musical, so I wanted something that actually sounds… More…

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Classic Django-y ideas over G minor blues. More…

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Here’s a soul-jazz solo I discovered by a guitarist who’s unfortunately uncredited on the recording. It’s from the 1967 album “Honky Tonk Organ” by Bill Doggett. It might be Billy Butler, but that’s just… More…

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A nice rhythm idea that I hadn’t come across, plus some quick licks. From Adrien’s DjangoFest Northwest workshop last week. Thanks to Paul Sommer for posting this video to YouTube! More…

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This tasteful guitar interlude comes from Jo Stafford’s 1945 recording with Paul Weston And His Orchestra. I needed to do some Internet sleuthing to confirm who the guitarist was...the great George Van… More…

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A couple of nice substitutions in this one. From the 1969 Jack McDuff LP “Steppin’ Out.” More…

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Nice and exotic sounding outro here, despite only using two chord voicings. More…

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Rounding out my recent Boulou transcriptions, here’s a nice short idea over the changes of “What Is This Thing Called Love.” From a performance of “Subconscious Lee” on the live album “Nuages.” More…

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Django recorded this one many times, and he always played so nicely on it. Here I’ve transcribed the entire solo. More…

Etude #3 Cover

Covering LyleBrewerMusic · Nov. 26, 2018

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@LyleBrewerMusic has been posting some nice guitar etudes and challenging people to do Soundslice covers. Here's the only one I've managed to get under my fingers so far. :) More…

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A very nice intro here from Adrien’s 2007 recordings with the singer Lemmy Constantine. The album is “Meeting Sinatra & Django.” I left in the first few words of Lemmy’s (highly questionable) singing for… More…

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I love this solo guitar piece by Costa Lukacs and even covered it for YouTube several years ago. Here’s my transcription of his performance. More…

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Super-fast and “outside” intro here from Jonathan. I could definitely see using this in a gypsy-jazz setting. More…

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Here’s a nice chordal walkdown lick from Chet’s 1978 album “Reflections” with Doc Watson. The tune is “Dill Pickle Rag.”… More…

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The most beautifully melodic improvised guitar solo of all time? Every jazz guitarist should learn this classic by Django.… More…

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This little motif by Boulou brings a huge smile to my face. It’s just so dissonant-but-beautiful in that Django way. From now on, I shall always play this during that moment of Nuages. :-) More…

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Here’s an exercise I learned from somebody at Django In June a few years ago (I forget from whom).… More…