Kurt Rosenwinkel/Matilda Abraham - 

East Coast Love Affair  

 

Beautiful arrangement of the Kurt Rosenwinkel tune by Australian singer Matilda Abraham. Pretty tough to get under the fingers but great string skipping practice! Carl Morgan is the guitarist on the recording. 

Thin Lizzy - Black Rose

Absolutely ridiculous double guitar solos here from Messrs. Gorham and Moore. Not sure I'll ever quite perfect some of the faster sections but it was fun trying! 

Robben Ford - Up The Line

Had a lot of blues gigs last month so I decided to get some Robben Ford lines under my fingers! Pretty tough to replicate his hybrid picking style but it's definitely something I'm going to keep working on. 

Kurt Rosenwinkel - Segment

This solo is taken from Kurt's 1999 album, "Intuit". This was quite a challenge but definitely worth the effort as the solo is filled with incredible lines and a wealth of modern jazz language. Downloadable pdf of the transcription below....hope you like it! 

George Benson - Easy Living

Some good chord melody practice here from one of the jazz masters. Downloadable pdf below! 

Rory Gallagher - I Fall Apart

Short but sweet from Mr. Gallagher! Taken from his self-titled debut album. Hope you enjoy it! 

Vulfpeck - Fugue State

My new favourite band! Killer grooves and a good sense of humour judging by their videos. Transcription below! 

Hiatus Kaiyote - Nakamarra

Can't get enough of this crowd. Great combination of unusual and complex musical ideas but always with a brilliant song at the core. .

Éric Legnini - Elástic

Éric Legnini's deadly keys solo on the Perico Sambeat tune "Elástic", from the album of the same name. An amazing album filled with brilliant compositions and fantastic musicians. 

Steely Dan - Kid Charlemagne

Classic solo from Larry Carlton/the Dan. Transcription below! 

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