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Breakfast Feud

This is a great little solo from Charlie Christian. It features some lovely little lines over the Eb and Bb opening with a a flurry of chord and colour tones over the Eb... outlining the b3, 3, 5, 6, 9…

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Saturday Folk Music Workshops at Cecil Sharp House!

Booking is now open for my Saturday Folk Music Workshops at Cecil Sharp House for EFDSS. I've been teaching on this course for 5 years or so and I absolutely love it! Its open to absolute beginners to intermediate/advanced players…

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Six Appeal (My Daddy Rocks Me)

Here's 17 bars of Charlie Christian genius. I love how his solos sound like mini compositions, so much weight and purpose to each line. Hope you like it!

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Wholly Cats

So recently I've been transcribing lots of jazz solos by Charlie Christian. I really love his phrasing and thought I'd learn a lot by really honing in on what he does in his solos.. anyway I've also recently become aware…

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Planxty Davis

I was recently asked to learn this fabulous O'Carolan tune by a guitar student of mine and I got to work on learning Nic Jones' arrangement from his fantastic album 'Penguin Eggs'. After a couple of days of playing around…

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Subscribers Group Guitar Lessons

I've been running a subscribers only group guitar lesson for a couple of months now. I'm really enjoying it! So far we have looked at Martin Carthy's arrangement of "The Trees They Do Grow High", Blind Boy Fullers "Weeping Willow"…

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Merry Days of Old

I had the pleasure of performing my first ever solo folk set for Ciaran Algar's Corona Collaborations Festival over the weekend. This was my second number (straight after my glorious debut on the kazoo).. I've been writing a solo album…

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The Sligo Maid

Here's my arrangement of a lovely little traditional reel from Ireland. I've been teaching this one on my folk guitar course at Cecil Sharp House in London. I recently purchased a new pickup for my Larivee D-05 which enables me…

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O Jerusalem

Here's a lovely old gospel song arranged by Martin Simpson. I've been teaching this recently on my guitar course at Cecil Sharp House, London for the English Folk Dance and Song Society. I do have the TAB for this…