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Transcription Study – Pat Metheny’s “Timeline” Solo

July 21, 2015

Hey everyone, While we’re a little past the halfway point for the month of July, it took longer than I would have hoped to post this months transcription entry however simply put, it took this much time since it was much harder than I had initially expected it to be.  While I have been spending more of my focus on…    more >>

Transcription Study – Robben Ford’s “Misdirected Blues” Solo

June 6, 2015

Hey everyone, Coming to the halfway point of my transcription challenge, initially it was in my plans to publish a solo and analysis from one of my favourite Hank Mobley recordings.  While that lift is in the can presently, over the past few weeks I’ve been on a real Robben Ford kick and felt inspired to tackle one of my…    more >>

Transcription Study – Nelson Symonds’ “Tadd’s Delight” Solo

May 1, 2015

Hey everyone, Since I began to take the guitar seriously in my mid-teens, I’ve had the opportunity to meet some extraordinary musicians and people in the last fifteen years. While I feel fortunate that I can look back and say that I’ve studied and learned from some exceptional musicians, there is no relationship I’ve had with a teacher or mentor…    more >>

Transcription Study – Jimmy Smith’s “On The Sunny Side Of The Street” Solo

April 13, 2015

Hey everyone, For the better part of the last six months, one thing I’ve been doing musically is reconnecting with my passion for playing jazz music and jazz based blues.  In order to make this transition as a player, going through with this monthly transcription challenge has been the focus of how I want to make that transition while also…    more >>

Transcription Study – George Benson’s “Ready and Able” Solo

March 19, 2015

Hey Everyone, With the first quarter of the year wrapping up, here is the third transcription for 2015!  While this is coming a little later than I had initially hoped, it’s because this solo was an absolute monster to try and learn to tempo.  For April, expect something far less busy! When it comes to jazz guitar, I have a…    more >>

Transcription Study – Lee Morgan’s “Blues March” Solo

February 5, 2015

Hey everyone! As a fan of many genres of music (jazz, blues, hip hop, rock, fusion, rnb, etc), there are some key elements that I look for in great music.  If there was one thing that I look for in all forms of music though, it’s a strong sense of groove since all music should feel good.  In the jazz…    more >>

Transcription Study – Peter Bernstein’s “Back Track” Solo

January 14, 2015

Happy 2015 everyone!  As the new year begins, I like most people looked at areas in the new year that I’d most like to improve upon and while blogging was one of the things that made the list, growing as a musician is my first before anything else.  As the last quarter of 2014 was closing out, I noticed that…    more >>

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