August 28, 2008

Hang Drum Solo [Video]

The hang is a relatively new instrument created in Switzerland in 2000. It's a melodic percussion instrument that looks a bit like a UFO. It produces sounds similar to a steel drum, but sounds less harsh in my opinion. In the middle of the hang there's a bass note that is surrounded by 7 or 8 harmonic notes.

Here's a video of Manu Delago playing the Hang:

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March 31, 2008

The Never Ending Guitar Lick

Do you know these guitar licks that seem to go on forever? Well, here are 3 of them. 

The first lick is one of mine, a good exercise to get some common chromatic patterns into your fingers. The second one is a Pat Metheny lick, that amazing solo break from Third Wind.  The third lick is one from Pat Martino.

You can find all 3 of them here:

Never Ending Jazz Guitar Licks

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February 20, 2008

Put Some Jazz In Your Guitar Scales: Chromatic Playing

I just published a new guitar lesson, a guest lesson by Matthew Warnock.  In this lesson you'll learn how to add chromatic notes to your scales and arpeggios.  Chromatic playings is an essential ellement of the jazz sound.

The link to the lesson:

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February 7, 2008

How to Get a Jazz Guitar Tone: Amps

Many aspiring jazz guitarists wonder how to get a good jazz guitar tone.  The key is getting the swing feel in your ears and fingers and getting the right gear.  In this article I made an overview of the guitar amps that are the most popular in jazz:

How to Get a Jazz Guitar Tone: Guitar Amps

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January 25, 2008

14 Ways To Play Over Major Guitar Chords

There's a new jazz guitar lesson @, about the different scales and arpeggios you can use to improvise over major chords.

Click on the link to go to the lesson:

How To Improvise Over Major Chords...

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