Best of 2014

Happy Holidays! Here’s a list of the top 5 blog posts from 2014. Here they are, in case you missed them!

5. Freight Train Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson

This is my intermediate fingerstyle guitar lesson for the Elizabeth Cotten classic “Freight Train,” including tabs/notation and video.

4. The Role of the Guru in Indian Classical Music

An excerpt from my MA thesis, this is about the teacher as a cultural institution in Indian classical music.

3. Review: Moanin’, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers

An in-depth review of the seminal hard-bop album Moanin’.

2. Review: Coursera Introduction to Improvisation: Final Thoughts

The conclusion of my series of weekly reviews of the Gary Burton class on jazz improvisation.

1. Bye Bye Blackbird Chord Melody

My own arrangement of the jazz standard “Bye Bye Blackbird” as a chord melody, featuring tabs and notation.

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