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Jazz Guitar Hardball

Everyone Raise Your Hands

September 10, 2007
How many of you have had trouble developing a right-hand, or left-hand, picking technique that you are happy and comfortable with? I have rarely met a student or player
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Barney Kessel’s Lines

August 8, 2007
Jazz magic from a Godfather of jazz combos.
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Gibson and Barney Kessel

July 11, 2007
Signature BK''s: Two Models for One Man
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A Jazz Guitar Major: Pros and Cons

June 12, 2007
This is the time when many younger guitar players are finalizing plans for formal music study in the fall
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Why We Collect

May 14, 2007
Many serious players put tonal characteristics before anything else
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Vintage Jazz Guitar Market - Bullish, Bearish, or Biased?

April 12, 2007
Today’s Hardball topic deals with the vintage guitar market from a different point of view: the ever-so-slanted perspective of the jazz guitarist. We are all aware of the ongoing
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Why Johnny Can’t Read

March 19, 2007
Any non-reading guitarist who has ever been asked to accompany someone via reading their music, been asked to learn a song from written notes or been asked to perform by sight-reading a piece of sheet music knows the awkwardness that always accompanies the reply, “I can’t read".
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From The Heart, Pt. 2

March 16, 2007
As a player, how does one arrive at a style that is unique, recognizable, and intuitive?
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From The Heart

March 15, 2007
For a modern, successful performer in our culture, what is the Holy Grail we seek?
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