Guitarist Lucas Michailidis details his unique triadic approach to comping and improvisation. Included is a comprehensive guide to all triad inversions along with how these can be superimposed to generate a range of extended chords and alternative possibilities.
Doug de Vries gives a lesson on how to doubble your chord output when playing jazz on the guitar. Using the standard “All the things you are” he quickly demonstrates how to add interest and contrast to your accompaniment using this simple technique.
Tim Nikolsky demonstrates how to do Walking Basslines on Guitar. Tim has been performing with the vocalist Margot Leighton for the past 13 years and has developed a unique style of playing in this musical duo incorporating the whole rhythm section on guitar. The technique of walking bass on guitar is also a great way to accompany other instrumentalists and soloists. Here he demonstrates the secrets of good accompanying on guitar; and breaks down his approach to walking basslines on guitar – step by step.
DdV3 here interpreting Garoto’s samba complete with solos and variations absorbed by osmosis from various sources; an example of tradition meets modernity that is surely the legacy of Garoto’s contribition to the guitar repertoire of the world. More gems and rough diamonds from the fount of music sundial coming. DdV
When I was in India a couple of times last year, I caught up with my old friend from Melbourne – Simon Hewitt. In October, I recorded an EP for him in Ganeshpuri. Here are a couple of the audio takes that ended up on the release that I managed to video as well.
Lamine Sonko singing about the Senegalese traditional wrestling game. The names in the song are the big wrestling champions in Senegal. Pape Moussa Sonko (Lamine’s brother) is mentioned in the song, he is a wrestler and also a very famous dancer.
John Fleming is a singer and instrumentalist who has performed extensively in comedy and theatre internationally and also composes for TV, film and theatre. This song “Icarus Wings” was written for a 2007 Melbourne Fringe show entitled “Stung”, it’s about taking risks and being prepared to fail in order to learn and grow.