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Swingin' in Atlanta

Solo CD progress

I’m working on my 1st solo guitar CD currently.  Right now, I’m experimenting with different mike combos.  I’m going to record acoustically and mike my amp simultaneously and mix the signal.  We’ll see how much the AKG Perception 120 will pickup from the SM57 on the amp in the other room.  I’m going to do about 12 songs, and I hope to have the recording  done over the next week or so.


August 20, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

A couple of helpful links for jazz musicians…

–  These 2 websites have great information on the most popular jazz standards, and musicians.  You can find musical analysis, as well as a list of definitive recordings to check out.
    – Ralph’s website has a handy reference of standards with a simple framework of
chord changes – no melodies.
      -I think this is one of the better free online ear training websites.  Of course, not just for jazz musicians!  It also has some drills that I haven’t seen anywhere else.
On one of them, a chord will play, and then a note.  You have to guess which scale tone – or non scale tone it is.  Good stuff!

Does anyone else have some cool and useful links that they’d like to contribute?

Peace, Dave

August 2, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Private Party tonight (Sat 8/1)…

Hey everybody –

I’m looking forward to doing a guitar/bass duo gig with LA Tuten tonight at a surprise birthday party.  That should be fun. But then again, any time I’m playing is a good time!  Well, if I can figure out how to post audio, and I remember my recorder, I may post some tunes here :).


August 1, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Gigs this week!

Hi everyone – I’m happy to say I have 2 gigs this weekend.
On Saturday, I’m playing solo jazz guitar at Taste restaurant
in Alpharetta – from 7-10 p.  On Sunday, I’m with the trio at
Copeland’s in Buckhead, from 11a-3p.  LA Tuten on bass,
Mike Dana on drums.  Great brunch!  Hope to see you there…

July 15, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment