Vertical Fingerings 2.0

Vertical Fingerings 2.0

In a recent post we explored vertical fingering cells as a way of extending an idea up and down the neck. You can find that here in case you missed that one: http://www.postmodernguitarist.com/going-vertical-with-vertical-fingerings/ Let’s further that conversation by...
11 Tips to Ruin any Jam Session

11 Tips to Ruin any Jam Session

We’ve all been to jam sessions. They are after all a necessary evil if you want to assert your musical dominance over musicians you may not have played with yet. You know the drill. People come together at a venue. The house band plays a couple tunes while people...
Dave Liebman Transcription Segment

Dave Liebman Transcription Segment

There is No Greater Love (Bars 5-8) C7         C7           Cm7         F7 Line occurs: 15:42 In Liebman’s literature, he discusses the use of superimposition. Superimposition is when you play a related (or non-related) scale over a certain chord. This technique can...
The Primetone

The Primetone

So we’ve reached the end of the line as far as my pick picking journey is concerned. I’ll wrap it up today with my final and favorite Jazz III pick — the Primetone. But first, I failed to mention one last variety that I tried and that is the Stubby. I had overlooked...
Jazz III Nylon

Jazz III Nylon

One thing that immediately became apparent in my pick test drives is that I really like thicker picks. I used to worry about heavier picks having too much resistance to the strings to feel fluid with my picking. My experience however, has proven to be the exact...
Ultex

Ultex

The next step in my pick hunting adventure was to experiment with different kinds of material. I saw some picks made out of something called Ultex. That sounded pretty close to Tortex. Why not give them a shot? I ordered Ultex Jazz III’s, or so I thought. I...