Contrapuntal Arranging/Improv for Solo Guitar 5 week Zoom course
  • Contrapuntal Arranging/Improv for Solo Guitar 5 week Zoom course
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Contrapuntal Arranging/Improv for Solo Guitar is a 5 week course running 2/27-3/27 1:30 pm EST on Saturdays on Zoom. We'll be taking standard tunes and blues progressions, going phrase by phrase, using counterpoint as a foundation to address chord melody style and soloing. Each 75-90 minute class will be recorded and accessible to review. A fun and challenging approach to solo jazz guitar with a limited class size of 12 students.

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"Georgia On My Mind" Chord Melody, Phrase By Phrase Instructional Video
  • "Georgia On My Mind" Chord Melody, Phrase By Phrase Instructional Video
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This first class in Steve's new chord melody series uses the classic tune "Georgia on My Mind" to go over arranging concepts for solo guitar. You'll go phrase by phrase exploring different textures and then get into soloing concepts for solo guitar. Steve uses a 6-string guitar for this 77 minute class, full of useful ideas to expand your chord melody playing. Upon purchase of the class, Steve will email you a Google Drive link to view the class. Additional purchase options: 1. Three email "check-ins" with email replies to questions can be purchased for an additional $20. 2. One hour private lesson ($80) 3. One hour private lesson plus up to 3 email check-ins ($100)

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Shadow Of Your Smile Chord Melody, Phrase By Phrase Instructional Video
  • Shadow Of Your Smile Chord Melody, Phrase By Phrase Instructional Video
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The next class in Steve's new chord melody series uses the classic tune "The Shadow Of Your Smile" to go over arranging concepts for solo guitar. You'll go phrase by phrase exploring different textures in this first class of two. Steve uses a 6-string guitar for this 76 minute class, full of useful ideas to expand your chord melody playing. A PDF of the contrary line ideas for the arranged sections is included with this class. Upon purchase of the class, Steve will email you a Google Drive link to view the class. Additional purchase options: 1. Three email "check-ins" with email replies to questions can be purchased for an additional $20. 2. One hour private lesson ($80) 3. One hour private lesson plus up to 3 email check-ins ($100)

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Shadow Of Your Smile Pt. 2 Soloing Concepts For Solo Guitar
  • Shadow Of Your Smile Pt. 2 Soloing Concepts For Solo Guitar
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Part 2 Using "The Shadow Of Your Smile" to go over soloing concepts for solo guitar. You'll go phrase by phrase exploring useful contrapuntal and block chord solo guitar textures. Steve uses a 6-string guitar for this 67 minute class, full of useful ideas to expand your chord melody playing. Upon purchase of the class, Steve will email you a Google Drive link to view the class. Additional purchase options: 1. Three email "check-ins" with email replies to questions can be purchased for an additional $20. 2. One hour private lesson ($80) 3. One hour private lesson plus up to 3 email check-ins ($100)

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In A Sentimental Mood

An arrangement of the 1935 Duke Ellington classic tune for 7 string guitar. Can be adapted for 6 string guitar. In standard notation and TAB with fingerings. Two separate PDF's, one with TAB the other with no TAB. Features much contrary motion, counterpoint and reharmonizations. Based largely on Steve's performance here: 

Once In A While 

Full transcription of the amazing George Van Eps version of the tune Once In A While from his 1949 Jump Records release, head and solo. This 6 page PDF is notated in Sibelius 8 in standard notation with fingerings and string indications, transcribed by Steve Herberman. (See 6 bar sample below.) 

For George (Van Eps)

A transcription by Steve Herberman of his tribute to Van Eps, solo guitar as shown in the video below. 

Includes 4 PDF's 

1) 12 page transcription notated in standard notation and TAB with left hand fingerings

2) 7 page standard notation only version with fingerings

3) Leadsheet (melody and chords)

4) Brief performance notes