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Jun 24
PaulGilbert

Dan Balmer Rocks! Look at that arm, lifted above the guitar, in order to strike a mighty chord! I had the great pleasure of interviewing and jamming with Dan recently, and I captured it all for you to watch, right here at the Rock Online Guitar School. 

http://artistworks.com/media-department/4993

I should mention that Dan is known as the the premier jazz guitarist (performer and teacher) of the Pacific Northwest (where I just moved.) So Dan has lots of great insights about those great jazz notes, grooves, and perilous chord changes.

Since it is a 13-part interview, I encourage everyone to leave comments as you watch. This will help guide future watchers about the contents of each section. 

And if you're in the mood for more interviews, I've done quite a few in the past. You can find them in the +MUSIC section (upper right button) on the site.

Thank you,

Paul

 

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Jun 21
ArtistWorks

It is almost impossible to speak about music objectively. Different listeners prefer different styles, and this is also applies to jazz guitar. Some people like a hard-driving bop, while others prefer a more hip swing or guitar solo that soars over a classic jazz standard. Still, there are some musicians who seem to transcend the genre and rise above the rest, regardless of the era or style. Although it can be difficult to decide which are the greatest, here are 7 jazz guitar performances that definitely stand out.

Wes Montgomery, "No Blues"

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Jun 19
PaulGilbert

Here is a photo of my boy, Marlon, as he pulls my guitar across the floor. He likes me to play "Fire" by Jimi Hendrix while running around the room so we can chase each other. Other Marlon favorites are "Surfin' U.S.A.," "Can't Buy Me Love," "Rockaway Beach," and "Pinball Wizard." I'm making sure that he has lots of exposure to "Dad Rock." 

Happy Father's Day!

Paul

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Jun 16
MartinT

Acoustic magazine's Summer 2016 Edition featuring interviews with Martin Taylor, Peter Frampton, Tommy Emmanuel, and Clive Carroll is now available.

You can order your copy by going to... http://bit.ly/acoustic_summer

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Jun 16
MartinT

Acoustic magazine's Summer Edition 2016 features interviews with Martin Taylor, Peter Frampton, Tommy Emmanuel, and Clive Carroll is now available.

You can order your copy by going to... http://bit.ly/acoustic_summer

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