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Chord Solo Guitar Volume 2

Chord Solo Guitar Volume 2

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Chord Solo Guitar Vol. 2

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Songs Include:

Georgia on My Mind
Both Sides Now
Stompin at the Savoy
The Christmas Song



In these exciting new videos, John Carlini thoroughly teaches 10 complete chord solo masterpieces. He also teaches the theory, technique, & artistic insights using these tunes as examples. The courses are taught using both fingerpicks & flatpick & it covers a variety of musical styles. Part of what makes this series so special is the absolutely stunning beauty of these arrangements. (tablature booklet inside)



Review from Flatpicking Guitar Magazine This video provides a compass for the guitar world. It is a beautiful lesson in an organic & evolutionary approach to the guitar. More importantly,it will help the person holding the guitar become a more complete musician, rather than "just a guitarist." This is not a how-to video. There is an old proverb that says, give a man a fish, & he eats for a day; teach a man to fish, & he eats for a lifetime. This video is about learning to fish. In teaching the audience how to fish, or how to approach music, Carlini clearly emphasizes some ingredients which are absolutely essential to sustaining the pursuit of the guitar over a lifetime. The formal topics covered in the lesson include time & the metronome, bluegrass soloing, the Coltrane/Monroe connection, the tritone, the key of the week, & Bach for the acoustic guitar. But it is in the way in which these topics are approached that Carlini offers his most important lessons. Carlini, clearly, has the modesty of master. He is humbled by music, & humbled by the guitar. This is the humility that comes after one has climbed up the mountain far enough to realize that he hasn't climbed far at all, & that the mountain is too big to ever get to the top. He calmly emphasizes a mature perspective on the importance of developing a unique individual voice on the instrument. He clearly identifies with a student's fears of venturing into "hard" or unknown territory on the guitar, & he has the deep resonance of the voice of experience when it comes to working through slumps. This video will be most helpful to the intermediate through advanced guitarist who feels stagnant, & doesn't know how to move ahead. Although he does mention certain fundamental concepts in passing, some understanding of the basics would make this video much more valuable. Carlini does not spoon feed the audience. Instead, he draws the student into the beauty & mystery of music, & points towards the path of exploration. Reprinted by permission, Reviewed by David Moultrup from Flatpicking Guitar Magazine 2000

Acoustic Guitar Magazine Review: Feb 2002 For those who are ready for a more advanced and demanding look at swing and jazz guitar, John Carlini's two-video set, "Chord Solo Guitar," takes basic swing arrangements to a whole new level. Anyone who has marveled at the grace and sophistication of great solo jazz guitarists like Joe Pass will want to check out Carlini's videos, which open the door to such demanding arrangements. Incorporating a host of jazz standards, including"Take the A Train," "Angel Eyes," "Nuages," "Stompin' at the Savoy," and "Stardust," the videos delve deep into the theory needed to make a single acoustic guitar sound like a band of seasoned jazz cats. The videos are aimed at helping the student play the melody, chords, and bass line in such a way as to suggest the tune's complete arrangement. The production values are very strong, with great lighting, sound and split-screen camera work. What's most impressive is that Carlini, who may be best known for mentoring flatpicking wizard Tony Rice, manages to present these complex concepts clearly and simply. Alternating between fingerstyle and flatpicked arrangements, he gives the student a broad understanding of the fundamental elements of jazz chord soloing.

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