Hello to everybody, This is my first post here although I have been following the forum for quite a while! I’ve been playing blues and rock on guitar for years and. This garbage pick four-string tenor guitar accompanies Kurt on “Polish Song” (” The Guitarteachers and authors of guitar methods like to argue over what the ” best” here allows for example in the book “Intervallic Improvisation – The Modern. Learn how to play 5 cool guitar licks in the style of Kurt Rosenwinkel.

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As far as books, George Van Eps, Mick Goodrick, there a number previously discussed elsewhere on this forum which was helpful to me. It might be noteworthy that he seems to be playing lines mostly with the first three fingers of his left hand, with the middle finger serving as an anchor from which he frequently stretches towards the saddle.

Should i continue with vo. These days Kurt spends about two months in a year just practicing: I didnt really like all the chords and the way they showed the scales but all the duets are awesome.

His favorite tuning from low to high e-String would be: Various humorous stories have been witnessed such as wild hotel lobby fights over who gets the piano while touring with drummer Jorge Rossy When I ask myself what are my weaknesses? I have started studying the following books: Insights are to be shared. How to use them in an organized way or let’s say a standard remains a mystery to many.

Beside an intense study of harmony in general mostly learning by doing and working with standards Kurt has also been working with the late George Van Eps’ “Harmonic Mechanisms For Guitar”. Many full voicings are accomplished with his left-hand thumb reaching around the neck. Over a given chord Kurt seems to frequently employ triads from the first, fourth and fifth degree of the relative major or minor key.


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I was a teenager at the time, and it helped that I went through them with a private teacher to push me. Kind of like a discjockey I go back and forth over a progression or whatever it is that I’m working on, until I feel comfortable with it.

He says that in the last couple of years he hasn’t transcribed much but still considers it a worthwhile occupation. Chordal playing Kurt frequently plays chords with a combination of fingers and his giitar held between thumb and indexfinger.

The book also includes all triad-pairs hexatonics and their combinations in melodic exercises. I went through all 3 Bill Leavitt books. What do you think about those books? Your money would be better served getting a teacher to check out your playing and advise on the best bpok to build on the blues and rock skills you already have.

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The frequently encountered reservations that many students and some professional musicians alike seem to have about their own original compositions are not a problem for Kurt. Floatingbridge on “Guitar method book suggestions for newbie! At some point im gonna get a teacher but till then i wanted to get the basics. Do you have any other better method book to suggest?


Playing the guitar means practicing your mental state of mind. Jon Damian’s book is excellent. On some recordings an additional mike captures his falsetto voice that he employs to accompany his lines as well as the top notes of his voicings in unisonconsidered by Kurt an integral part of his sound.

On one of the pages of chords in book 3, I still have a note my teacher wrote in to mock me: However he likes the Slonimsky patterns as a “different way to look at the guitar” and would quickly quote a few.

In pages, the book provides a vast store of material for compositional and improvisational use. For fast arpeggios he likes to use hammer on’s with his ringfinger.

If you can’t commit to regular in-person lessons, I really suggest that you sign up with one of the online guitar schools. Anyone who has ever tried this will know that one twist of a tuning peg can turn you into a beginner in an instant.

I kinda feel that those books are a bit obsolete and im really confused. In line with general arms reduction his set-up from cold war Berklee days with poweramp and Boogie speakers has given way to simple one amp weaponry.

But due to my studies I want be able to be at the same city the whole year so I cant start something. His text is filled with useful and practical tools that will be very valuable to any serious student.