Video in this post shows Tommy Emmanuel’s workshop back from 2010. Tommy speaks about the famous jazz guitarist Ted Greene and his Chord Chemistry book. For demo, Tommy uses a chromatic run from V# up to I and shows how Ted substituted chords in that run in a quite impressive way. The post contains the tabs and audio files for this lesson.
Erik Skye’s improvisation showing how to play Autumn Leaves with walking bass. Read the whole story with embedded video and guitar tabs.
Reddit.com had a very interesting Q&A session with Tommy Emmanuel.
Here is my favorite advice from Tommy: ‘When I arrange a song, the first thing I do is look for the best key to play the song in. Then I look for how I can get as many open notes as possible in the melody. Then I try to find ways of substituting chords under the melody and maybe coming up with a key change to keep it interesting for the listener”
Open this blog post to see the link to the full Q&A transcript.
On March 24th I attended a guitar clinic and a concert of Laurence Juber, a famous acoustic guitarist, the former lead guitarist for Paul McCartney and Wings, and two-times Grammy Award winner.
In this post I’ve collected some tips & tricks as well as my observations and impressions from that evening.
I worked on George Shearing’s Lullaby of Birdland and decided to search on YouTube for examples. This one by Japanese duet Fried Pride blew me away! Walking bass and swinging chords are very impressive. It seems that for Akio Yokota there is no such thing as inconvenient key. By the way, this clip got more than […]
IMHO, this blues is the best blues played on acoustic guitar I’ve ever heard. And Laurence Juber is one of the most sensible guitarists on the planet. And the lead guitarist for Paul McCartney’s Wings! And two times Grammy winner! Martin Guitars produces a signature OM28LJ guitar named after him. His Blues de Luxe is a very syrupy major blues. On video, it looks simple but it sounds very powerful and complex. Every time when I hear it I am looking around trying to pickup my guitar and play with him – it’s so engaging. And the combination of acoustic guitar with upright bass … it’s amazing!!!!!
Pete Huttlinger is one of the best fingerstyle guitarists I ever heard. I was impressed by Pete’s performance of Stevie Wonder’s songs – Superstition, My Cherie Amour, and a few others. I’ve been tracking his career for a number of years, bought a bunch of his CDs, DVDs, guitar lessons and books as well as used a few scores and tabs provided by Pete via his web site for free. This post is a collection of resources about his music I’ve collected in the past few years which might be useful for the guitarists at all levels.