How to wrangle the rhythm in the style of one of today’s greatest improvisers.


Chops: Intermediate
Theory: Beginner
Lesson Overview:
• Develop a better internal clock.
• Learn how to subdivide to a sixteenth-note pulse.
• Create angular and quirky lines in the style of Wayne Krantz.

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I am thrilled to bring you a lesson on one of my absolute favorite guitarists: Wayne Krantz. Wayne came into my life at the perfect moment, and I am forever grateful to my drummer for exposing me to his playing. Years of touring in a jam band made me realize I had to figure out a new sound in order to minimize the Trey Anastasio (Phish) and Chuck Garvey (moe.) comparisons. I was looking for something to inspire me when my bandmate exposed me to the documentary footage of Wayne, bassist Tim Lefebvre, and drummer Keith Carlock playing the Marciac Jazz Festival from 1999.

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