Monthly Archives: April 2011

Best Online Metronome?

More advanced metronomes can be found at BestMetronome.com

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Saturday Night: Private Party

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Saturday Night: Chasers Lounge – 2932 N Buckner Blvd, Dallas, TX 75228

Rock, R&B, Blues and more with the Guy Minervini Band at East Dallas’ Best Biker Bar. Joining me will be: Candy Hall – Vocals Vic Pore – Bass and Vocals Al Mirelez – Drums and Vocals Map Link

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Saturday Night: Dallas Elk’s Lodge – 8555 Lullwater Dr. – Dallas, Texas 75238

Playing with the Johnny Diamond Band 50’s/60’s Dance Party Map Link

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Saturday Night: Balch Springs American Legion Post 507 – 11401 Elam Rd, Mesquite, Texas

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Friday Night: Irving Elk’s Lodge – 2015 Britain Rd. Irving, Texas 75061

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Saturday Night: Private Party

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Forced to Play Simply

I just started reading Forward Motion (from Bach to Bebop) by Hal Galper. The book takes you on a tour through jazz improvisation using quotes from famous players, aka jazz proverbs, as a guide to improving your phrasing. It goes from the … Continue reading

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Twisted on Tax Day

My tax analyst told me that the song Twisted , the closer for Joni Mitchell’s Court and Spark , was actually a late 50’s tune redone by Joni. Here’s the original by Hendricks, Lambert, & Ross : And here’s Joni’s … Continue reading

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More on picking

Back in the early 80’s I would always try to alternate pick strokes down/up or up/down. By the 90’s I incorporated sweep picking down and up (even if only two adjacent strings) along with inside picking. Recently I’ve been working … Continue reading

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