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New Jazz Guitar Album

I’ve just released a new album of jazz guitar standards!

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Christopher Schlegel ‘Jazz Guitar’

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/christopherschlegel9

Eight of the tracks are solo chord melody arrangements.  The final two tracks have bass and drum accompaniment for a change of pace.

On my first jazz guitar album I went overboard on virtuoso arrangements.  I used every idea and trick I could think of to play!  On this new album I tried to be more concise and keep to a straight forward rendition of the tune.

However, the song selection was the same as last time.  I picked ten timeless standards from the Great American Songbook, Tin Pan Alley, Broadway stage & film musical.

Cheek To Cheek (Berlin)
After You’ve Gone (Creamer, Layton)
Misty (Garner)
I’m Beginning To See The Light (Ellington)
She’s Funny That Way (Whiting, Moret)
Over The Rainbow (Arlen, Harbur)
Satin Doll (Ellington)
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Martin, Blane)
Love Is Here To Stay (Gershwin)
They Can’t Take That Away From Me (Gershwin)

I hope you enjoy the tunes!

Triads & Inversions

I’m reshooting my series of tutorials that cover learning triads & inversions.  The idea is to show how to cover the entire guitar fretboard with major & minor chord triads: root positions, 1st inversions & 2nd inversions!

This really helps to open up the fretboard beyond the open chords & barre chords that guitarists often start out learning.  Applying a little chord theory really helps make your guitar playing more melodic & therefore more musical.

The first 2 of the series are published!  There will be a total of 8 tutorials (120 plus individual lesson vids!).  I hope complete this project by the end of 2016.

Practicing Major Triads & Inversions Series 1

Practicing Minor Triads & Inversions Series 1

Here’s a teaser vid! Enjoy!

New Jazz Guitar Tutorial & Free Blues Lesson

My newest GT tutorial covers four different ways to approach a fundamental jazz guitar technique, a turnaround with a walking bass line.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=2148

I also published a brief lesson on my YouTube channel covering a fundamental blues lick.

I cover that lick and it’s many applications in more depth on GT.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=1614

Enjoy!