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Press quotes

Got some nice quotes from ejazznews, and potholesinmyblog: From Ed Blanco at ejazznews: “A friendly jazz outing with a decidedly modern jazz flair, the gifted guitarist-composer seamlessly blends elements of classical and contemporary influences in a largely mid-tempo project of [...]

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Review at ejazznews

Just got a nice review from Ed Blanco at ejazznews. You can read the review here: http://www.ejazznews.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=11717&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

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“Take Five” feature at All About Jazz

I recently completed a “Take Five” mini-interview for the jazz website All About Jazz. You can check it out here: http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=38183 A track from my “Jacob Wise Trio” CD will soon be featured as a “Download of the Day” from [...]

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CD now available at CD Baby

Just wanted to let you know that my CD is now available for sale at CD Baby. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jacobwise You can purchase a hard copy, or download the entire CD as well as individual tracks. Explore the CD Baby catalog, and [...]

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CD now available at bandcamp.com

My CD is now available for download at Bandcamp.com. http://jacobwise.bandcamp.com/ You can download the entire CD as well as individual tracks. Bandcamp is a great site featuring tons of independent musicians.

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CD now available

I’m happy to announce that my CD is now available for sale. For now, you can buy one from me in person for $12, or through the website for $15 including shipping. You can also download the CD, as well [...]

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Bassline lesson – F blues

Here’s a lesson covering various approaches to playing basslines, using F blues. Practicing basslines in the upper register of the guitar (top 3 or 4 strings) is an interesting way to connect chord tones. Basslines – F Blues

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Practicing slow (really slow)

Lately I’ve been working with my students on practicing scales and arpeggios at extremely slow tempos – for example, quarter notes at MM = 60. This seems to help them keep their minds one or two steps ahead of their [...]

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My Equipment (WARNING – FOR GUITAR GEEKS ONLY)

GUITARS: 1995 Gibson ES-335 Strings: D’Addario XL .013, .016, .018, .028, .038, .049 2001 Fender Telecaster This guitar has an ash body. The neck pickup is a G&L humbucker, and the bridge pickup is a Dimarzio hotrails type humbucker. Strings: [...]

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Welcome to jacobwisejazz.com

Hi everyone, I’m extremely excited about the launch of my website. Thanks for visiting and I hope you’ll find something of interest. My debut CD will be released soon – it features 9 original composition and great playing by Aaron [...]

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