Luthier Builds Bauhaus Post-Bulletin Rochester, MN, luthier, Michael Keller, recently finished his Bauhaus guitar. Keller has been working on the guitar for two years for Dave Bricker, a jazz

Keller

Luthier Builds Bauhaus

Post-Bulletin


Rochester, MN, luthier, Michael Keller, recently finished his Bauhaus guitar. Keller has been working on the guitar for two years for Dave Bricker, a jazz guitar player and art professor at the University of Miami. Read the article, which has a video of Keller describing and strumming his newest stringed beauty. Also visit Keller''s web site to see the rest of his work.
Concert

Live Music Spending Up This Year

from the Hollywood Reporter


If your band wasn''t planning on hitting the road this year, you might want to think again. Despite a slowing economy, this article says corporate spending on live music is up this year. According to a recent study, North American companies have spent $1.04 billion to sponsor music this year, which is a 4% increase over 2007.
Jose Gonzalez

José González


The Swedish-born (his parents are Argentinian) classical guitarist José González is currently on his "In Our Nature" tour. The Edinburgh Evening News recently wrote an article about the acoustic musician''s recent performance. If you are unfamiliar with González''s style, watch his live videos: Down the Line and Killing For Love. If you like those, watch his Musicians@Google interview.
Bireli Lagrene

Biréli Lagrène, Back in the USA

from All About Jazz


After a three-year hiatus, renowned gypsy guitarist Biréli Lagrène is appearing at the Django Reinhardt & Charlie Christian: Celebration of the Jazz Guitar in New York City on May 2 and May 3.

Diatonic sequences are powerful tools. Here’s how to use them wisely.

Advanced

Beginner

• Understand how to map out the neck in seven positions.
• Learn to combine legato and picking to create long phrases.
• Develop a smooth attack—even at high speeds.

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Knowing how to function in different keys is crucial to improvising in any context. One path to fretboard mastery is learning how to move through positions across the neck. Even something as simple as a three-note-per-string major scale can offer loads of options when it’s time to step up and rip. I’m going to outline seven technical sequences, each one focusing on a position of a diatonic major scale. This should provide a fun workout for the fingers and hopefully inspire a few licks of your own.
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