Friday, December 20, 2013

That Mysterious Kurt Rosenwinkel Lick

This is what I'm hearing and feeling about this lick at 2:18 in Minor Blues from Kurt Rosenwinkel's album The Next Step.  It's on the 2nd and 3rd strings and this fingering is pretty intuitive.  I've transcribed it in C to remove accidentals and any resulting confusion.  The slurs indicate pull-offs.  If you've been trying to figure this out for a while, you should feel pretty good this.  Now put it into different scales and keys and make it your own.  As ever, thank you Kurt for the inspiration and thank you reader for sharing my enthusiasm for this music.  

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Tuck Andres in '84

There aren't too many guys who carry the history of the guitar on their backs the way Tuck does.  He is able to elucidate techniques from a broad range of players and has developed such a unique style over the years.  He touches on George Benson, Jay Graydon and Lenny Breau in this clinic.  A lot of key stuff here.