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

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Here's my new fingerstyle arrangement of the classic Game Boy theme. 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 my own fingerstyle arrangement of this great jazz standard. 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 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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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 latest fingerstyle arrangement for YouTube, the classic jazz standard. More…

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I love this simple but melodic idea from Joost Zoeteman — first over the C minor, then over the G minor. Sounds dissonant, but he’s just playing the flat third and natural sixth over both chords. More…

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From the classic recording of “Cry Me A River” by Julie London. 1955. More…

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Adrien and Benoit! This transcription was done by Denis Chang; I merely added the rhythmic values and Soundsliced it. More…

Picking exercise

adrian · Oct. 17, 2017

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I made this one up to practice lots of consecutive downstrokes. The time feel of it is really odd, despite it being in 4/4! More…

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

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I just discovered this great fingerstyle tune from Chet Atkins’ 1968 album Solo Flights and written by Jerry Reed. Such a tasty, bluesy melody! 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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Man, this intro. I’ve never come across most of these voicings before. From the 1958 Julie London album “Julie Is Her Name, Vol. 2.” More…

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Catchy fingerstyle piece! Need to learn this one. More…

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Super-swinging playing! By pianist Eddie Costa on the tune “Walking” on the Barry Galbraith album “Guitar and the Wind,” from 1958. I’ve transcribed only the piano melody, not the left hand rhythm. At… More…

F major scale exercise

adrian · Oct. 31, 2017

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I’ve been playing around with making exercises based on a simple scale, where I take a chord voicing I like and increment each of its notes by a scale step. It can reveal some beautiful new voicings! Here’s… More…

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Great playing from the “Coast to Coast” album, recorded in April 1980. More…

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George Barnes, man. How did he come up with this stuff? And in 1946?!… More…

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Some nice weird substitutions over a vanilla chord progression from Adrien. More…

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In my quest to transcribe everything by Mr. Moignard, I found this deep cut and duly transcribed it. ;-) Who’s gonna do the first Soundslice cover?! More…

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What a beautiful intro played by Julian. From Ben Powell’s 2012 album “New Street.” More…

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Here’s an excellent chord etude Angelo showed at Django In June 2018, which took place last week in Northampton, MA. If you don’t know Django In June, mark your calendar for next year — I highly recommend… More…

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From Django In June 2018. Video by Ric Molina. 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…

Gruvskool challenge Cover

Covering marklettieri· Feb. 12, 2018

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It’s about time somebody did an acoustic contribution to Mark Lettieri’s Gruvskool Challenge... :-) This was actually quite tricky for me to learn, as I never play this kind of style/feel. More…