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Here’s my latest fingerstyle arrangement for YouTube, the classic jazz standard. 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 my own fingerstyle arrangement of the lovely jazz standard by Jimmy Van Heusen. More…

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Here's my new fingerstyle arrangement of the classic Game Boy theme. 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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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 small thing I made up. Could work well as an outro to a ballad in A major. More…

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

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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 this great jazz standard. 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 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 exercise I learned from somebody at Django In June a few years ago (I forget from whom).… More…

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This is one of those licks that’s purely guitaristic. No real music theory behind it, as far as I can tell — just a repeated pattern down the strings.… 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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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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Are your fingers properly stretched? They’d better be, if you want to play these beautiful, lush chord voicings from Johnny Smith. This comes from his classic Moonlight In Vermont album with Stan Getz.… 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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A couple of nice substitutions in this one. From the 1969 Jack McDuff LP “Steppin’ Out.” 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…

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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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So beautiful. Django outlines a substitute alt chord going from Eb to Eb7 into the bridge of “(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons,” from 1947. 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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Nice and exotic sounding outro here, despite only using two chord voicings. More…

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

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Big news for Django fans: a new live recording was unearthed and shared online. It’s Django playing with the ATC Band on Dec. 16, 1945. Here’s the full transcription of all six choruses by Django over… More…

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Here’s a beautiful intro by Antoine from the first track of his album “Sita.” 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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Super-fast and “outside” intro here from Jonathan. I could definitely see using this in a gypsy-jazz setting. More…