This video is about Chet Bakers Solo on the tune " Do it the hard way".I take a closer look at motivic playing, upperstructure arpeggios and guidetonelines.Read More
Here are 5 tips that can help you get started playing jazz guitar. 1. listen to jazz -2. learn to comp with shellvoicings 3. turn the minor pentatonic into the dorian mode 4. analyze what you are playing 5.get a teacherRead More
I love books! here are 7 of my favorite ones (after shooting the video I remembered so many other books that are my favorite too ;) But I had to start somewhere.Read More
Should I go or should I rather stay at home and watch Netflix? but then again you can´t meet new people in your living room, right? Sometimes it can be really hard to get yourself out of the door .... In this video I share five tips that may make going to a session a little easier
In this video you can have a quick look into my practice plan 2019. What are you practicing at the moment? which routines do work for you?Read More
This is the first part of a little series in which I explore the chords that Wes Montgomery is using in the tune " the days of wine and roses." Here is the link to the free download of the transcription I made. In the next video I am going to have a close look at the chords that he is using. I will try to apply all this good stuff to the song "have yourself a merry little christmas.Read More
I often don´t feel like practicing when I´m totally overwhelmed by all the things I could possibly practice. In this video I show you my favourite trick to get started anyways.
Plus I am revisiting the standard tune „all the things you are“ and i´ll show some extra cool chords that just sound great.
In this video I demonstrate how to use a five-note group for phrasing over the barline. You´ll find an etude for download once I´m ready transcribing it ;9
The video starts with a quick analysis of the chords. And than I talk for a really long time about the diminished chord.And the diminished cadence. And how you can turn the diminished chord in to a 25 progression. And in which tunes you can find a diminished cadence.Read More
Since I just started to record myself on video I´m often shocked when I see the face I make while playing the guitar. So I figured the only thing that can help me is to make even more videos :) !! and publish even more photos with my “guitar face”. .
There´s no blank page left in my practice journal and the summer holidays in Berlin are coming to its end. So I bought a new journal and set up a practice plan for the next three month. Just making sure I stay focused in my goals when I´m back to my everyday live.Read More
While I was sitting on my couch playing the song " You Go To My Head" on the guitar I remembered the lyrics of the song:
"....like a summer with a thousand julys..!"
I guess that´s a reasonable way to describe this summer .
It is so hot! and then I thought why not make a video with the standard "Summertime" (obviously...) and explain my newly found exercise for playing chords and lines in your solo.
It´s summer and it´s hot!
You´ve got only 12min to practice guitar each day?
Here are three quick exercises that help you to stay fit on the guitar.Read More
Why do some guitar players just sound so much better than others?
There must be a simple answer to this question!
After years of research i finally found the answer to this question!
CHECK IT OUT!!Read More
These are four voicings that are not too hard to play and that you can apply in a lot of different ways. Try to find different versions of accompanying the jazzstandard "ladybird" (Tadd Dameron) with it. You´ll find a leadsheet in the download sectionRead More
Do you know the notes on your fretboard? and why is it so important? It´s all about knowing what you´re doing. Which notes are in the chord you are playing? and how could you change them? it all starts with the chromatic scale.Read More
willow weep for meRead More
This is the second song on my list :"willow weep for me". Again I follow the 5 steps for learning tunes i created on my own. A lot of work i must say!! but it seems to work pretty well :)Read More