July 2015 Posts

How to Build Solos and Improvise on Guitar!

Guitar- How to Build Solos and Improvise
Every once in a while I'll create a lesson that is absolutely foundational. Everyone wants to know how to build solos/improvise, but they think it comes naturally–it doesn't. We must have a process, and we must practice that process.

The Entertainer on Mandolin!

Mandolin- The Entertainer
Click on the link below to hear my version! One of my favorite songs from childhood, The Entertainer really takes me back. This one is a blast to play in the key of C. It's full of swingy, jazzy, bluesy licks that run up and down the neck!

The Entertainer on Guitar!

Guitar- The Entertainer
Click on the link below to hear my version! This is a slick and fun-to-play arrangement of this classic ragtime tune. It's in the C position and has some great syncopated and swing licks! I not only teach the two guitar solos, but also teach the chords an

The Entertainer on Banjo!

Banjo- The Entertainer
Click on the link below to hear my version! This was one of the first tunes I learned on piano as a kid and I've loved it since. I have to say it makes a pretty cool bluegrass tune! This one is full of tricks: melodics, inside rolls, and single string pic
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