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Apr 14
PaulGilbert

They brought two Marshall amps for me, oranges backstage (for my juice), some great local guitarists to jam with, and a great audience to play for. Obrigado, Fortaleza!

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Apr 12
PaulGilbert

I took this photo in the backstage mirror before my performance at the Guitarfest in Valparaiso, Chile. My Fireman guitar sounded and played great for the show, but unfortunately could not assist with the massive wildfire burning in the mountains nearby. It was a more dramatic and dangerous day than I expected. But the bassist and drummer were excellent, and I had a great time playing. I also wore a new set of headphones that doesn't have any speakers in them. They just block out sound to protect my ears. I couldn't hear the drums as clearly as usual, but mostly, I could still stay in time.. And my ears feel good after the show. And they (the headphones) kind of match my guitar.

Thank you,

Paul

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Apr 11
PaulGilbert

paul gilbert chile

The beach is beautiful in Chile. Tomorrow is my first clinic. I plan to stomp my foot, bend my strings, play loud, play quiet, play chords, play solos, leave spaces, play what is in my head, unleash some fury from my fingers, and play D and G chords that are very in-tune. And E and A chords too, if things go really well. Rock and Roll!

Paul

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Apr 8
AW

In preparing for the launch of our new online Jazz Guitar School with Chuck Loeb, we recently released a sample lesson where Chuck breaks down The 6 Positions (a fundamental scale concept in his jazz guitar lessons). While The 6 Positions will help you to learn the geography of the fretboard, "approach notes" are a way to introduce notes outside of the key so you can incorporate some chromaticism into your jazz lines.

"All we're doing is surrounding each note of the triad."

Chuck demonstrates how it's done by starting with a simple chord progression going from A to D.

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Apr 7
AW

chuck loeb interviewChuck Loeb recently did an interview about his new jazz guitar lessons with journalist Brittany Frederick which appears on Examiner.com.

"I think the most important thing that's going on for me right now is this teaching thing. I'm just so excited to be involved with ArtistWorks, and [to] have my own format for giving something back educationally in what I love more than anything else which is jazz guitar and jazz music. It's been a long time coming, and now I finally have a format for it...I think I'll be able to connect with people around the world."

- Chuck Loeb

ArtistWorks' new Online Jazz Guitar School with Chuck Loeb launches in April and Chuck is clearly excited about taking his unique method for simplifying jazz improv to the masses.  Click on the picture to read the full interview and find out more about the new online Jazz Guitar School with Chuck Loeb at www.chuckloebguitar.com

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