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Pat Metheny Chord Melody Transcription: James

Happy New Year! I thought I would kick off the new year with a long overdue post to my blog. After a very tough year, I have resolved to pick myself up and have another go at posting information that … Continue reading

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Mike Stern Chord Transcription: Like Someone in Love

Funny how when you get older, it is a lot easier to look back and pinpoint events that changed your life. I was performing with a big band in Japan, and picked up the Mike Stern CD, Standards and other … Continue reading

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Barney Kessel Chord Melody & Chord Solo: Satin Doll

For about a year I had Barney Kessel’s album “The Poll Winners” stuck in my Volkswagen Rabbit’s auto-reverse cassette deck (circa 1987). I couldn’t get it out and the knobs didn’t work either, so I was forced to listen to … Continue reading

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Wes Montgomery Chord Solo Transcription: Unit 7

Today’s transcription comes from Montreal Jazz guitarist Pat Mahoney. A high energy chord solo from one of Wes Montgomery’s Best recordings: Smokin at the Half Note with the Wynton Kelly Trio. This is a great study in block chords. Actually … Continue reading

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Pat Metheny Chord Melody Transcription: Old Folks

Pat Metheny’s album “Question and Answer” is without a doubt one of my desert island disks. I have been listening to Pat since I was a teenager and credit him for much of my early inspiration to be a jazz … Continue reading

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Wes Montgomery Chord Solo Transcription: ‘Round Midnight

With all the recent talk around here about block chords, I thought today we would go direct to the horses mouth, or should I say the master’s guitar. Wes Montgomery tastefully combines single lines, octaves, and block chords with incredible … Continue reading

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Some ideas for bands with both guitar and piano

When I began playing in groups with pianists, I quickly realized that there are some special considerations that need to be taken into account. The problems I encountered were that piano and guitar often have the same function. We also … Continue reading

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Steve Masakowski Transcription: I’ll Pass (G Blues)

I’ll Pass (G Blues) from the Album: For Joe Steve Masakowski For Joe Today’s offering is transcription of Steve Masakowski’s solo on a G Blues. Steve is a most amazing player! I learned so much about playing in a guitar … Continue reading

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