Archive for May, 2008


Saturday, May 24th, 2008

Unaccompanied Bb Blues used as the intro to her “Bebop and Swing Guitar” video from Hot Licks. An obvious homage to Wes Montgomery’s D Natural Blues.  Emily swings!


Monday, May 19th, 2008


Here’s a solo guitar arrangement of 
Lennon and McCartney’s Yesterday.  Lovely song. 

Click here for an interesting read about the song. To think that Paul McCartney had “Scrambled Eggs” as the original title for song, and the in first draft the opening lyric was:

 ”Scrambled eggs, Oh, baby how I love your legs.”

Bill Frissell: Just like a woman

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Bill is an artist that is difficult to categorise.  Interesting to hear tunes from 60′s onwards getting solo guitar treatment.  

Chet Atkins Riff

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

This tricky little riff comes from the Chet Atkins song ‘Maybelle’

Chet plays this banjo esque line at the end of the 2nd bridge section.
You can watch Chet playing and teaching the outline of the song here.

Triplet banjo line from \’maybelle\’

Eb Blues by Keith Jarrett

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

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 This is the second chorus of Keith Jarrett’s solo on the Eb blues tune Sandu as found on the album Whisper Not.

Note: Targeting device on beats 3&4 of the third bar that sets up Eb on beat 1 of the 4th bar. 
Also the rhythmical phrasing in bars 9-11 is effective also.  Simple pentatonic line but phrased so well.