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Jazz Boot Camp: The Evolution of the “Rhythm” Changes

November 9, 2013
Gershwin’s “I Got Rhythm” has served as a harmonic foundation for tunes by everyone from Charlie Parker to Coldplay.
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Backbeat Books Publishes The Jazz Guitar Handbook

September 17, 2013
Starting with simple blues-based riffs over basic chord sequences, the book leads the reader rapidly to advanced harmony and improvisation.
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Jazz Boot Camp: 6 Essential Solo Guitar Tricks

August 24, 2013
Impress your friends and scare your neighbors with these essential tips for playing solo guitar.
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Album Review: Earl Klugh - "HandPicked"

August 18, 2013
On HandPicked, Klugh sticks with mainly pop and jazz standards and doesn't fall into the trap of over-arranging tunes to the detriment of melodies.
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Concepts and Techniques: Jim Hall

June 27, 2013
Dig into some of the soloing and comping techniques used by jazz master Jim Hall.
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Album Review: Jane Miller - "Three Sides to a Story"

June 20, 2013
Miller ably composes her way through a spectrum of styles, including traditional-sounding jazz, peaceful folk, and quirky blues.
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Interview: John Scofield - Uncle John’s Electro-Jam Band

June 20, 2013
Combining a jazz concept with an electronic-influenced vocabulary, John Scofield takes us behind the scenes of his new album, "Überjam Deux," and dishes on everything from relic’d guitars to Dead tunes.
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Interview: Ronnie Earl - Blues Shaman

June 12, 2013
It’s all about spirit for the Broadcasters’ leader—from channeling mentors such as John Coltrane and Hubert Sumlin, to battling inner demons, to releasing good vibes from the stage to his audience.
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Interview: Martin Taylor and Tommy Emmanuel: Duo de Swing

May 28, 2013
Taylor and Emmanuel discuss the art of solo guitar, ’70s pop music, and why guitar education is near and dear to both of them.
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Album Review: Gilad Hekselman - "This Just In"

May 11, 2013
Hekselman not only embraces the freedom of the format, but also excels both as an improviser and composer.
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