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Sep 14
PaulGilbert

paul gilbert and son

My boy, Marlon, is three weeks old now, and that means it's time to start introducing him to The Beatles. He seemed to like "Here Comes the Sun," "All I've Got to Do," "If I Fell," and "I Want to Hold Your Hand." He complained a bit about "Day Tripper" and "I Should Have Known Better," but I think that is probably because I didn't sing them well enough. 

I've got a lot of music to play for this boy. I can't wait to get to "2112" by Rush. But that may take a few years.

Rock and Roll,

Paul

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Sep 14
andreas

Hey all,

Just got back to Sweden after a fun writing camp in Palma, Mallorca with great producers and friends.

The very talented transcriber Josh Bennier from Australia, just sent me a new transcription of one of my solos. Some of you might already have checked out his work, since I posted his "My Romance" - transcription. This one is another solo from the same album that I'm featured on with the Marian Petrescu Quartet, "Thrivin’ Live At The Jazz Standard". It's my solo over the Oscar Peterson tune "Cakewalk". There are some quite fast lines in there, Josh did a great job gettin' it all down on paper. Also very nice of him to be willing to share it with the rest of us. Enjoy! 

 
Best Regards Andreas
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Sep 12
PaulGilbert

I learned an important lesson about ceiling fans this morning. 

Do not change your shirt (with your arms in the air) when you are standing near a low-hanging ceiling fan.

My third finger got whapped pretty hard. Fortunately, it's still attached and functioning. 

Maybe all that rhythmic bending made it strong enough to withstand the impact of a large, fast-moving wooden blade.

ROCK!

Paul

 

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Sep 9
AW

bryan sutton new guitar lessons for artistworks

Bryan Sutton is in the ArtistWorks studio this week recording new lessons for students of the Online Bluegrass Guitar School. We announced this in the Forum a while back and Bryan's students immediately jumped at the opportunity to suggest topics for the new lessons. Bryan has been taking everything into consideration and had a very productive first day recording on Monday recording many new guitar lessons which all look and sound fantastic. Click here for a little clip of him playing "Whiskey Before Breakfast" in the studio. 

There's so much to come, and we are as excited as you are to get it to you. Stay tuned!

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Sep 4
AW

"The Bach Lute Suites are a never-ending source of musical inspiration, but they're also very challenging." - Jason Vieaux

In this advanced classical guitar lesson from his online school, Jason Vieaux goes over the courante section from Bach's "Lute Suite in E minor" (aka BWV 996). The courante (or corrente, coranto, or corrant depending on what language we're using) refers to third section of the piece and is characterized by triple meter dances from the Renaissance and the Baroque era.

Bach typically wrote in two styles, French and Italian, and would utilize different spellings to differentiate between the two countries. So for this case, we use the French spelling of courante for this characteristically French piece.

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