In A Mellow Tone

In A Mellow Tone

In A Mellow Tone ​ For this week’s video I’m happy to share with you a standard I had fun arranging during my summer hiatus. And it’s a swinging Duke Ellington favorite… “In a Mellow Tone”. This chord melody arrangement for fingerstyle solo guitar is also a...
Secret Love

Secret Love

Secret Love Did you know that some of the greatest jazz standards are originally classic movie themes? To name just a few… “The Way You Look Tonight” (Swing Time / 1936), “Someday My Prince Will Come” (Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs /1937), “As Time Goes By” (...
Joe Pass Fingerstyle Arpeggios

Joe Pass Fingerstyle Arpeggios

Joe Pass Fingerstyle Arpeggios I’ll never forget that day in 1974 when I walked into a record store in San Francisco. While sorting through the jazz section, I came across a newly released album titled Virtuoso by Joe Pass, a guitarist I had read about but had not yet...
“Blue Bossa” Barry Harris Style

“Blue Bossa” Barry Harris Style

“Blue Bossa” Barry Harris Style In this lesson I show you how I take a standard in a minor key and harmonize the melody using the 6th diminished chord concept associated with the late Barry Harris. For this task I have chosen “Blue Bossa” by Kenny Dorham....
Billie’s Bounce

Billie’s Bounce

Billie’s Bounce If you’re not familiar with my music background, in my teens I was into rock and mainly blues for almost 10 years before getting into jazz and formally pursuing music studies. Who knows, this might be your case too as it is with many current jazz...

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