Adrian Holovaty (@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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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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So many great voicings and ideas in here from Adrien. 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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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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Great jazz-blues playing from Hank on his album “The Unforgettable Guitar Of Hank Garland” from 1960. More…

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

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Beautiful stuff from Angelo! More…

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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… 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… More…

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