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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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The diminished color in this intro is classic Django! More…

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Sounds so complicated, but it falls nicely under the fingers. Olli plays a Bb lick over the F7. From “Anniversary Song” on the Hot Club D'Europe album “Kouvola Junction.” 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…

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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…

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Catchy fingerstyle piece! Need to learn this one. 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…

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This comes from Take 1 of “Un Poco Loco,” from 1951. I’ve added my own interpretation of tab for guitar. More…

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Beautiful fingerstyle arrangement that I just *must* learn. More…

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So much awesomeness happening in this single chorus — rhythmic displacement, zany harmonization, then out of nowhere comes a super flourish. From the album “Wholly Cats,” recorded in 1995. More…

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Django did a lot of this kind of thing. I was playing around trying to see how far I could take it. More…

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Excellent ideas and phrasing from Billy Bean on the 1958 album “The Trio.” More…

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I developed this exercise to help with legato and finger dexterity. It kind of doubles as an “outside” lick, though I have yet to use it in the wild... More…

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From the “Pickin’ Cotten” album, recorded live in Nashville in 1977 with Richard Cotten on bass. More…

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Lovely turnaround from George’s 1967 recording of “Satin Doll” on the album Seven-String Guitar. Note I’ve transcribed it for a six-string guitar. More…

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Angelo’s take on Django’s intro to “Nuages.” More…

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Great jazz-blues playing from Hank on his album “The Unforgettable Guitar Of Hank Garland” from 1960. More…

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From a 1951 session with pianist Jess Stacy. I love these little three-note chords — they have that certain early-jazz-guitar sound. The move in bars 6-7 (then repeated in bar 17) is really nice in particular,… More…

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Nice intro here from Les Paul’s recording with Bing Crosby. More…

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Something about the note choice and/or timing in this break... It made me laugh. From a live version of “China Boy.” More…

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I love these phrasing ideas. From my own video of the JazzFest Amsterdam concert, March 17, 2018. More…

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Some nice flowing playing from Antoine. More…

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I stumbled across this one while noodling around on the fretboard. Pick a chord, move two of its notes down a fret, strum it again, move the notes down again, etc. More…