Here’s my arrangement of the Duke Ellington classic tune “In A Sentimental Mood”. I also had fun improvising a solo in the middle of my arrangement. How do you make the perfect improvisation? That’s a big question…There are college and university courses dedicated to to developing this skill and still there are those that say
Id like to share my arrangement of “Summertime” with you. In my opinion, Summertime is one of the best known and most important songs of all time…it may be the most covered also. George Gershwin, who composed Summertime, has a really interesting story as does the song itself. Gershwin’s parents were both Jewish and migrated
When I did the lessons for Australian Guitar Magazine that I called “AC/DC The Bon Scott years” I wanted to accompany the lessons with an interview. Mark Evans had just launched his book “Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside & Outside of AC/DC” so it seemed the perfect and logical pairing. Evans was the bass player
I’d like to share another lesson I did for Australian Guitar Magazine in the series “AC/DC The Bon Scott Years”. I break down 2 of AC/DC’s classic songs in this lesson. Firstly “Highway To Hell” then “Baby Please Don’t Go”. These 2 songs really bookend the Bon Scott years. Baby Please Don’t Go was one
“That’s right folks this is harder than it looks”… Here’s another lesson that I did for Australian Guitar Magazine in the series “AC/DC Style Study” and the subject of this lesson is “It’s A Long Way To The Top, If You Wanna Rock n Roll”. It’s a privilege to have a career in music but
Here’s this weeks blog for “If You Want Blood” I want to share with you my series of lessons that I did for Australian Guitar Magazine on AC/DC’s Angus Young. First up let’s look at one Angus Young’s powerhouse performances “If You Want Love”. The best thing about my “Guitar Heroes” show was meeting and
Casablanca & Broadway’s “Everybody’s Welcome” Debut Anyone who’s seen the classic movie “Casablanca” will know the phrase “play it again Sam”. The song that Humphrey Bogart was asking to hear again was “As Time Goes By”. I’ve been playing it for a long time but I’ve made a new arrangement and in a new key.
A One Man Show – Fats Waller Here’s my arrangement of “Ain’t Misbehavin'” which is recognised as one of the great songs of the 20th Century. I have created and composed a solo to further explore this classic song. Fats Waller, the song’s composer, was a larger than life character. He was a formidable pianist