Chord melody arrangements and more.
Sorry for the downtime this weekend/week…
18 February 2009, admin @ 1:27 pm

…the infallible Linux was having some issues :-)

Not much going on…I’ve gotten some requests lately that I’ve been playing around with.  A few of them are ballads, which I always seem to have a tough time with.  Playing a ballad with a rubato feel is one thing, but having it quantized(?) on a program like Powertab is another.  Obviously, any arrangement can be interpreted, but it would be nice if they didn’t sound so choppy on the midi playback.

I’m also still really digging that Earl Klugh album that is mentioned below.  I bought Martin Taylor In Concert at the same time and it’s very good, although I tend to gravitate towards Sketches: A Tribute to Art Tatum.  Sketches is one of Martin’s earliest solo albums.  His fingerstyle playing is more refined now, but he is really going for it on some of the songs on this.  Check out Blues for Mr. T and Don’t Get Around Much Anymore for some great off-the-cuff playing.

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