Back is such a long time

May 19th, 2016

It’s been over six years since I posted. Today i had a student over and I was teaching a chordal arrangement of What A Wonderful World. I wasn’t too sure what i used to play. Especially in the chorus section and then i remembered this blog. I realised i had never deleted the site from my server space. As I look through the posts from some time ago, it brings back good memories.
I will post here and add to the material. I met quite a few interesting people through Stapledietgtr.com. Many lovers of guitar, jazz and good music. I hope to reconnect with you again if you pass this way. Best wishes to all!

George Golla

June 19th, 2010

I recently had a lesson with George Golla.  If you love jazz guitar, and you who don’t know of George,  I recommend you take time to investigate this wonderful guitarist.  Especially if you love solo jazz guitar.

George is now 76, has been a prolific jazz guitarist in Australia.  A large part of his carrer was with Don Burrows, often in a duo setting.  As an accompanist, there would not be many who can match George.

Here is a link to an wonderful interview with George.

Wonderful World_Chorus II

June 14th, 2010

What A Wonderful World alternative chorus breakdown part 2 of 2.
This completes the beakdown of the second way that you could play the chorus to this tune.
Let me know how you go with it. I’d like to hear any feedback that you think is relavent.

wonderful-world_bridge-easy_tutorial-2

Wonderful World_chorus II

June 14th, 2010

What A Wonderful World alternative chorus break down. Part 1 of 2.

wonderful-world_bridge-easy_tutorial-1

Wonderful World_chorus version 2

June 14th, 2010

This is an alternative version of the chorus that will come together a little quicker than the arrangement that incorporates the pedal and 4ths.

wonderful-world_bridge-easy