adrian

Guitar · Amsterdam

Gypsy-jazz guitarist and Soundslice developer. I post musical ideas and lick transcriptions here. More about me at holovaty.com.

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I have no idea how I stumbled upon this accordion performance — somehow I discovered it in my “to-be-transcribed” list. But this ending is GREAT! And super fun and rewarding to transcribe stuff from different genres than I’m used to. 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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The way Adrien ends this phrase made me smile. From “Django’s Tiger” on Adrien’s album Clins d'OEil. More…

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

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Some nice flowing playing from Antoine. 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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The diminished color in this intro is classic Django! More…

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

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Really nice ideas here from Remi. 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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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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From the classic recording of “Cry Me A River” by Julie London. 1955. More…

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Here's my new fingerstyle arrangement of the classic Game Boy theme. More…

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A single blues chorus from “Take the Coltrane.” From my own video footage of his concert in Amsterdam on March 17, 2017. More…

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I saw Peter Bernstein play in Amsterdam yesterday and filmed the whole show. There were plenty of great licks and ideas I’m itching to transcribe. Here’s a really nice line from Peter during “Take The Coltrane” (a blues that they opened their set with). More…

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Here’s my latest fingerstyle arrangement for YouTube, the classic jazz standard. More…

Fifths-interval exercise

March 15, 2018

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Here’s an exercise I came up with, inspired by a lick I heard from Adrien Moignard. All downstrokes! The melody kind of reminds me of “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.” :-) 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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Simple but great turnaround during the head of “Some Like It Hot,” from the Barney Kessel album of the same name. Jimmie Rowles on piano. I included my own interpretation of the tab fingering here. More…

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Nice jazzy voicings here over a 2-5-1 in G major. More…

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I’ve heard Benoit do this kind of thing often and decided to finally transcribe it! More…

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Excellent ideas and phrasing from Billy Bean on the 1958 album “The Trio.” 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 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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Adrien and Benoit! This transcription was done by Denis Chang; I merely added the rhythmic values and Soundsliced it. More…