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Miles Okazaki

Miles Okazaki

Miles Okazaki is a New York City-based musician who began playing guitar at age six and eventually placed 2nd in the Thelonious Monk International Guitar Competition. As a composer, Okazaki has released three albums to critical acclaim, Mirror, Generations, and Figurations, the last of which was in the New York Times top 10 albums of the year. He has been touring internationally for 15 years with various groups, and is also a dedicated educator, having taught at the Banff Institute, The New School, Queens College, The Juilliard School, Amsterdam Conservatory, and currently at the University of Michigan. His book Fundamentals of Guitar was published in 2015. For more information, visit


The Guitarist's Toolkit

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June 13, 2015
Increase your rhythmic control by morphing melodies in time.
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