This is my Jazzy take on this old classic which was written in 1934 by John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie and was first sung on Eddie Cantor’s radio show in November 1934. It became an instant hit with orders for 100,000 copies of sheet music the next day and more than 400,000 copies sold […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Santa Claus Is Coming To Town!
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen is an English traditional Christmas carol. It was published by William B. Sandys in 1833. Although the earliest known publication of the carol, on a c. 1760 broadsheet, it is described as a “new Christmas carol the author is unknown. I wanted to present this arrangement in a more […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
I really like playing fingerstyle arrangements. I realized that through studying classical one can develop the best technique for playing guitar and by studying Jazz Improvisation one can learn to “go with the flow” and interact with music like riding a wave. When it comes to fingerstyle arrangements something just hits me when I hear […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Playing Viva La Vida Using Fingerstyle Arrangement
Fingerstyle arrangement is a term adapted from what was commonly known in Jazz terminology as “chord melody”, which is when you take a popular song and play it as a solo on the guitar so the melody can be heard along with the chords. An artist is free to play it the way he or […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on What is a Fingerstyle Arrangement?