Matt Sears

@mattsearsguitar · Guitar · Wuhan, China

I'm a musician from the UK living in China

Chuck D'Aloia - PAF

July 16, 2019

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Such an under rated and great guitarist. Check out his course Blues With Brains for lots of great material and lessons. This is a twist on the minor blues. Instead of going to the IV you go to a bVI7.… More…

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Great take on this solo. Tricky to notate the faster passages and even harder to play with the fingerstyle technique More…

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Big fan of Camilo and I loved the phrasing on this. There's lot of nice melodic minor runs and sax like phrasing. More…

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Antoine Boyer showing exactly how to practice with a metronome More…

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Jack has some of the best phrasing out there. Always an inspiration More…

Shawn Tubbs - G Blues

July 8, 2019

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I saw this on instagram and had to steal some of those lines. Its a blues in G with a I IV ii V turnaround. I have listed both chords. The original plus the tritone as it could be both. The ending is an… More…

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Love this song and solo. Plenty to steal. This is how I'm fingering it but there's many ways More…

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Here is a crazy octave displacement line played over Sandu. Great workout for the left and right hand More…

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I had to transcribe this once I saw it on Tim Pierces channel. Really nice lines and motif development. I'm looking forward to his solo album release. More…

Ramon Stagnaro Bebop Lick

April 30, 2019

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I discovered Ramon Stagnaro last night watching a Tim Pierce video. An LA legend session musician. Always so happy discovering new guys to check out More…

Charles Altura Warming Up

April 27, 2019

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I saw this on Instagram and had to learn it. I've tried to approximate what he was going for in a couple of places and I wasn't sure where he was feeling the one. Any opinions on this are welcome. He's… More…

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Scofield is such a badass. His time feel is incredible and makes bebop vocabulary sound modern. You can get the lines from here but I wasn't sure where to place his lines in the bar. Comments welcome More…

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Frank Gambale is one player I always come back to. Not only for his incredible technique. His changes playing and groove are also second to none. The sweeps I've notated as close as i can get. I hope you… More…

Sonny Stitt 2 5 1s

March 10, 2019

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A nice double time over two 2 5 1s More…

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Pat Martino is one of the first jazz guitarists I got into. I recommend his Linear Expressions book. This solo is full of great lines too More…

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Here's a funky solo by Maceo Parker on a C7. This is how I finger this solo for guitar. Lots of nice funky rhythms and phrasing with mostly the pentatonic scale More…

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Brian Sheu is another one of my favourite players. Bebop lines mixed in with more modern lines and some nice shred lines to steal More…

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Great chorus on a jazz blues in F. Check out which notes Freddie Hubbard lands on each chord. You can clearly here the changes. Mostly targeting the 3rds and 7ths More…

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Such a tasty solo from Tal Wilkenfeld. Lots to steal More…

Shawn Tubbs Blues Solo

Feb. 24, 2019

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Great solo on a blues. I love the way Shawn Tubbs uses the diminished scale. He always manages to use outside sounds in a very melodic way More…

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Fuminori Watanabe is one of my favourite players. I hope you enjoy this transcription More…