Lenny-breau

4 Ways To End A Chord Melody

If you've ever tried to arrange your own chord melody, you'll know that finding a good final chord can be quite tricky. This is because the vast majority of standards end on the root of the I chord. There simply aren't a lot of voicings that...

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Lenny Breau Untold

Perhaps one of the greatest jazz guitarists ever, Lenny Breau was anything but a purist and drew on a huge variety of influences including flamenco, classical music, Indian ragas, and of course, his true pedigree as the son of a pair of traveling...

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Joe Pass' Top-5 Solo Albums

Guitar icon Joe Pass was prolific in terms of his recorded output and more than made up for a drug-related “lost decade” at the very beginning of his burgeoning career. Emerging from the haze of addiction and incarceration, Pass jumped seemingly...

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Tal Farlow (1921-1998)

Tal Farlow (Talmage Holt Farlow) is one of the pioneers of bebop style of jazz guitar playing. His interest for guitar ignited when he heard the great Charlie Christian on the radio in the early 1940's. It is said that Farlow's career as a...

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Lenny Breau (1941-1984)

Leonard Harold "Lenny" Breau is perhaps the most advanced harmonic player of all times on the instrument. He's surely the guitarist who came the closest in achieving to the kind of freedom keyboard players have over chords and voice leading.

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