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Heading to Barcelona!

I’m very excited to spend the months of November and December 2014 and January 2015 studying at ESMUC in Barcelona. I’m looking forward to recharging my creative batteries, and meeting a bunch of great musicians while I’m there!

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Jazz Etudes Updated

I’ve added some new etudes to my “Jazz Etudes” PDF. You can find it on my Lessons page. If you like the etudes, let me know at

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New Transcriptions!

I’ve updated my lessons page with a bunch of new transcriptions with solos from Tom Harrell, Vic Juris, Jonathan Kreisberg, Phil Woods, Jerry Bergonzi, and Charlie Parker. Feel free to take a look and download PDFs.

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YouTube Channel

I’ve updated my YouTube channel with some new videos – some solo guitar performances, playing a tune in several keys, as well as some trio performances from the last year or so. Take a look at Enjoy!

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Back in Austin

I’m glad to be back in Austin after 5 months at sea – looking forward to booking some gigs and playing with old friends! I’ll be here until November 15th, then it’s off to Australia and New Zealand.

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Lessons page updated

I’ve updated my lessons page – I’ve compiled a bunch of practice material for single note improvisation, vocabulary, and technique, as well as voicings, and etudes on standard progressions. Check them out and let me know what you think.


New lessons – turnarounds and Coltrane changes

I’ve uploaded some new PDFs on the “Lessons” page – lots of materials for I VI ii V turnarounds and Coltrane changes – “Giant Steps” and “Countdown”. Take a look and or download for free.

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New lessons posted

I’ve posted several new lessons – a collection of jazz lines and phrases, a collection of common chord progressions / cadences, and a Larry Koonse solo. They are all available on the “Lessons” page. Enjoy!

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new lessons posted

I’ve posted several new lessons – a collection of jazz etudes, a guitar method, a collection of 4 note patterns, as well as a transcription of a Vic Juris solo. They’re all in PDF format, and are available for download [...]


KUT Live Set – recording posted

Here’s a link to KUT 90.5 FM’s webpage. You can listen to a recording of 3 songs from our performance on June 7, 2011.

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