Frosty, The Snow Man

Frosty, The Snow Man

Frosty, The Snow Man Here’s a lesson of a classic Xmas standard arrangement featuring some jazzy chord melody…Frosty, The Snow Man. If you get a head start on it now, you might get it down in time to play for Santa…that is, if you haven’t been...
Corcovado

Corcovado

Corcovado It’s bossa nova time again, and I’m back with a fingerstyle chord melody arrangement of the Antonio Carlos Jobim classic… “Corcovado” (a.k.a “Quiet Stars of Quiet Nights”). Throughout this arrangement I’ve tried to combine that cool bossa groove, with a...
The Nearness of You

The Nearness of You

The Nearness of You What do Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Norah Jones, James Taylor, Michael Brecker and Pat Metheny have in common? They’re among the dozens who have all recorded Hoagy Carmichael’s beautiful ballad…The Nearness of You. You can listen and...
A Child Is Born

A Child Is Born

A Child Is Born If you’re like most jazz guitarists, you probably don’t  know very many standards in 3/4 time, especially when it comes to ballads. And if there is one I love and recommend you learn…it’s the Thad Jones composition “A Child is Born”....
Georgia

Georgia

Georgia This lesson features a popular standard that I’ve received many requests to teach… ”Georgia” by Hoagie Carmichael. You’ve got two levels to choose from!  A fairly basic version that can be played with a trio or small group, and a solo guitar...
Everything Happens To Me

Everything Happens To Me

Everything Happens To Me If you don’t know this standard, it should be next on your list to learn! Take a minute to check out these clever lyrics: “I make a date for golf and you can bet your life it rains I try to give a party and the guy upstairs complains I guess...

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