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December 18, 2006

Cool Rhythm Guitar Video Tutorial

Here's a video tutotial made by Rodrigo y Gabriela, two Dublin-based Mexicans with a unique acoustic sound. Gabriela uses the body of her guitar to make fast, rhythmic patterns while she's playing chords. There's a comparison with flamenco, but this is different.

More about Latin guitar

October 30, 2006

Real Books is now selling real books and other music and guitar books from Sher Music Co. The entire catalogue from Sher is available. Some examples:

All the Real Books
The Jazz Theory Book
The Brazilian Guitar Book

So, if you need a real book, be nice and support!

August 31, 2006

One Long Tune: The Life And Music of Lenny Breau

Ron Forbes-Roberts is the author of "One Long Tune", the new biography of Lenny Breau. It is availabe @ One Long Tune

Some Lenny Breau Licks

Tal Farlow Film Excerpts

Some excerpts of Talmage Farlow, a film by Lorenzo DeStefano:

Tal talks about music and the music business and he plays with Lenny Breau, Tommy Flanagan & Red Mitchell.

Some Tal Farlow licks.

August 23, 2006

Guitar -Django Reinhardt and Stefan Grappelli (very rare video)

Here's a rare video recording of Django Reinhardt. It's a good opportunity to see his 2-finger style in action.

Django Reinhardt Tabs

August 17, 2006

Video - Pat Metheny & Metropole Orchestra

There's an awesome Pat Metheny video on YouTube. He plays an arrangement of 'Are You Going With Me' with the Metropolo Orchestra. Pat is playing guitar synth on the video.

Watch the video here:

Learn more about Pat Metheny's guitar gear.

August 15, 2006

Steely Dan Chords

Speaking of Steely Dan (see previous post), Donald Fagen's new album inspired me to do an article about the mu major chord for the site:

New Donald Fagen Album - Morph the Cat

I just discovered there's a new Donald Fagen album out called 'Morph the Cat'. It may be old news (it was released in March) and not really jazz guitar related, I just wanted to let you know (I'm a gigantic Steely Dan fan).

Listen to samples.

August 14, 2006

New Album From Solo Jazz Guitarist Jody Fisher

Solo jazz guitar player Jody Fisher has a new album out called 'Wistful Thinking'. There are some real pearls on the album ('Turning Point' is one of my favorites). Listen to the album here:

Jody Fisher is also the author of some excellent instructional jazz guitar dvds:

Beginning Jazz Guitar - DVD

August 10, 2006

Joe Pass & Roy Clark Video @ Google

There's an hour-long video of Joe Pass and country guitarist Roy Clark playing Hank Williams songs together in the studio. It's a documentary with music and interviews.

Check it out here:

July 5, 2006

Les Paul Interview

Not only is Paul one of the greatest jazz guitarist of all-time, but he is the guy that pioneered multi-track recording and introduced to the world that sweet sounding solid body guitar, the Gibson Les Paul.

Les Paul turned 91 years old this month. Richard Livsey interviewed him, you can read the results at his site:

January 18, 2006

Interview with Jazz Guitar Player Chris Standring

Read the interview with Chris Standring, author of the very successful home study jazz guitar course Play What You Hear.