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Jake Estner

@JakeEstner · Guitar · Boston, MA

Guitar Lab Rat - lessons online available www.jakeestner.com/hybrid and in person in Boston, MA! Best place to hear me play is www.instagram.com/JakeEstner

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I took a "7 over 4 in groups of 6" fingerpicking idea I posted on instagram a few weeks ago and turned it into...something, with guitar pro. But the thing I thought was fun is playing around with the idea… More…

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Sometimes I find a solo arrangement works well to play with the pick, which gives some limitations and advantages compared to playing fingerstyle, main limitation being less ability to play independent… More…

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Exploring reharm/arranging based on the idea of the tonic major triad on top of different bass notes with their fifth. Here the triads on 'top' are mostly limited to just G, C, and D, and fifths or fourths… More…

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(Repost with a few clarifications in the notation)… More…

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Not making fun...ok making fun a little bit. I think David Gilmour is great and I think this is overall a great solo, but what happened at the end here? b9 on bVImaj7, B natural on Bbmaj7 for a good two… More…

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Transcribed this burning clip from an album promo by Jake Workman - I sent it to Jake and he said I had the notes mostly right but didn't get a lot of his fingerings correct in the original TAB, and some… More…
Oct. 22, 2019

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A student was asking me some questions about time signatures related to a Tool song, and it got me thinking about what really *is* a time signature, and how there can often be grey area between different… More…

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Fun stuff, kids. Original tune of hers.… More…

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This was one of a few different things I wrote earlier this year based on the idea of melody and harmony that repeat, but the inversions of the voicings for the harmony ascend while the melody stays the… More…

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You know, some nice studio bass playing here. And an interesting vocal performance to try to put on paper. More…

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Forget your neo soul licks, and Julian who? The future of guitar is in arrangements of iPhone ringtones. More…

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What’s going on: Alternates between key centers of F major and B major, two keys a tritone apart. There’s a general pattern, it’s basically a spread triad arpeggio followed by the open E string (E being… More…

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Every 5 measures gets:… More…

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Oldie - was exploring some possibilities when I got that extra string. More…

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Cool video...I was curious about the chorus, but not curious enough to try to decipher them all from the record. This sounds correct but I'll admit I haven't done a thorough spot check against the original,… More…

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The notes, they are very close together in time! More…

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Kermit knew how to write 'em. Tuning is drop D down a whole step. More…
Dec. 25, 2018

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last A section solo guitar from Louis Stewart… More…
Dec. 7, 2018

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Etude based off some picking experimentation. Tough to let all those notes ring out, and also to control the timing in all those quick sweeps. More…

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An arpeggio sequence I was working on as alternate picking practice, applied to Giant Steps chord changes arranged as spread triads. More…

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All right so a little bit of an unconventional slice. A lot of people covered that "fingerpicking addition" thing I posted the other day, but had trouble nailing the last measure in 9/8. Some played it… More…

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Tried writing a little etude that was rhythmically in groups of 2, then 3, then 4, then 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.… More…

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Hey, what's the best way to write those trills and ornamentations that I often have as 32nd notes?… More…