David Hinckley (@David_Hinckley)

Guitar, Lap Steel · Boston, MA

David Hinckley is a guitarist and educator outside Boston, MA who maintains a full roster of weekly private students, works as a sideman for various artists and as a bandleader performing his own original material. https://www.davidhinckleymusic.com/

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Smokey Hormel's take on "Louise Marie Ma Wotema" from his record Smokey's Secret Family with his band of the same name who play African tunes from the 1950's. The solo section is a fantastic study in triads… More…

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Smokey Hormel is everything I feel a session guitarist should strive to be. You have most likely heard Smokey's playing on records from Johnny Cash, Beck, Tom Waits, Norah Jones, Justin Timberlake, Adele,… More…

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Big Al Anderson's first two solos from 12 Bar Blues off NRBQ's Grooves In Orbit record. Nothing subtle here, full blast uptempo rockabilly blues ripping in open position with the most ridiculous chromatic… More…

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Blues For Del is a straight ahead 12 bar blues from Kenny Burrell and Jimmy Smith's record Blue Bash. It's a cool little blues head to have in your repertoire and doubles as great study for intermediate… More…

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Duke Levine's arrangement of the Arthur Adams tune "Love and Peace." Most folks are probably more familiar with the Quincy Jones arrangement from his Walking In Space record but this one from Duke's 2016… More…

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Ernest Ranglin's interpretation of The Beatles' "You Won't See Me." Ranglin's phrasing is super slippery on this one so I might have taken a few liberties in the notation to make certain passages a bit… More…

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Jamaican guitar pioneer Ernest Ranglin's take on "What Now My Love" from his 1966 release A Mod A Mod Ranglin, a must listen for any guitarist. Both guitar parts are transcribed to study the intricate… More…

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Marc Ribot's solo on St. James Infirmary from Allen Toussaint's "The Bright Mississippi" record. Simple and sparse use of the blues scale with a hint of the natural minor scale and a perfectly placed chromatic… More…

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Head and first solo to western swing great Jimmie Rivers' take on the Erskine Hawkins tune "Tippin' In" from his Brisbane Bop record. Tons of great country jazz licks throughout the solo and simple but… More…

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Tenor guitar great Tiny Grimes' head and first solo chorus from Frankie and Johnny Boogie off his "Some Groovy Fours" release. Great tune to learn to help begin incorporating triad shapes to your blues… More…

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Approach note exercise using simple three string triads to achieve a Django Reinhardt Gypsy Jazz type of sound. We will approach each chord tone by one diatonic note above and one chromatic note below.… More…

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Elvis' holiday classic arranged in a minimalist style with 6ths, double stops, simple 3 string 7th voicings, and more. More…

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Don Helms' lap steel intro and solo break on the Patsy Cline classic arranged for six string. Offers great insight into how to get that steel sound on a 6 string with simple triad inversions up/down/across… More…

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Chord melody of the Irving Berlin classic More…