Fingerpicking Jazz Ebook

€ 12.50 


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Good to know!

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Fingerpicking Jazz ebook



In this ebook I teach 7 songs.  Four instrumentals and three with vocals.Some are easy to intermediate and others darn difficult. But sometimes tackeling a difficult song will make you progress considerably, and this will not happen if you stay on the easy stuff.  You can watch the lessons freely (links are below) so you can judge for yourself if they are within your reach.



1. Walking My Baby Back Home

I learned much of this arrangement from a version by Pop Wagner.  Not difficult to play and easy to sing as the vocals follow the melody notes.  A great jazz standard played without all the difficult jazz chords.

Performance video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xwk2GDoAAYs

Lesson video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HimggBUAZLw



2. Nuages

Django Reinhardt's theme song.  In gypsy jazz circles this version is considered for 'beginners'.  I play it slow and easy.

Performance video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CKd3232Asc

Lesson video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxSvlh96uwo



3. As Time Goes By

Based on an instrumental version by Guy Van Duser.  I play it slower and with more feeling.  Lotsa arpeggio's.  The instrumental version and the version with vocals are identical.

Performance video's

instrumental version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_AbnyY8gNo

version with vocals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1_NtIQkIQ8

Lesson video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1hbV4rO3rQ


4. Cry Me A River

Based on the singing of Julie London and an arrangement made by the Dutch wizzard Ton van Bergeijk. Certainly the most difficult song on this page.

Performance video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nbXjpW2iNs

Lesson video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rNJhtS6gnk


5. A Little Love A Little Kiss

Based on the playing of Eddie Lang and Woody Mann.  A very lyrical piece.

Performance video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inChonDR0uk

Lesson video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzD5R5Np9WA


6. Parlez Moi D'Amour

Howard Alden's version of this classic (as played in the Woody Allen movie "Sweet and Lowdown").

Performance video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTMf4OoU6m0

Lesson video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_o3BP4quUo


7. Brother Can You Spare A Dime

A classic that came out of the Depression.

Performance video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ3J95Q2IfM

Lesson video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hmf7S1s_LB0



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