Hello to everybody, This is my first post here although I have been following the forum for quite a while! I’ve been playing blues and rock on guitar for years and. This garbage pick four-string tenor guitar accompanies Kurt on “Polish Song” (” The Guitarteachers and authors of guitar methods like to argue over what the ” best” here allows for example in the book “Intervallic Improvisation – The Modern. Learn how to play 5 cool guitar licks in the style of Kurt Rosenwinkel.

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To have a certain collection of voicings for every harmony, and a sound you already internally hear before you actually play it, would eventually make it redundant to still play it.

I kinda feel that those books are a bit obsolete and im really confused. It’s great to have the challenge of having to play for someone who is listening and can help guide you.

Hello to everybody, This is my first post here although I have been following the forum for quite a while! What do you think about the books ive mentioned? Contact us about this article. Guitars Since the beginning of his professional career in Gary Burton’s Band in Kurt has favored semi-acoustic guitars.

His next album on Verve will feature this tuning and several compositions that he composed with it. This approach is dealt with in more detail than space here allows for example in the book “Intervallic Improvisation – The Modern Sound: Every chord is there!

Kurt Rosenwinkel Selected Discography: Takes a lot of what Goodrick wrote and makes it less esoteric. With all the information out there, there’s always a risk of becoming overwhelmed.

Over time some topics have repeatedly come up that I work on regularly. As far as books, George Van Eps, Mick Goodrick, there a number previously discussed elsewhere on this forum which was helpful to me.


Thank God my students didn’t notice Most of the time I improvise over a standard or something like that until I find a spot that ,urt work on for some time metho then I continue to improvise.

The Music of Kurt Rosenwinkel: Pentatonics

I mean really a lot. He simply says that: About 1, different voicings in all positions and drops are presented, including complete 3-note and 4-note voicings with specially designed guitar diagrams. Two days spent with my former Berklee fellow Kurt Rosenwinkel and a workshop at the Musikhochschule Leipzig, Germany in May gave ample opportunity to ten years later cherish memories of Boston, to talk for hours about music, guitar playing and more.

If you can get through all three you’ll have some serious skills at your disposal. For his latest work as a leader “Enemies Of Energy”, he employed emthod red Gibson and a roseneinkel acoustic nylonstring of unknown brand, bought for him by bass player Ben Street in Turkey. I was a teenager at the time, and it helped that I went through them with a private teacher to push me.

Kurt never practices technique as an isolated issue. Insights are to be shared. He constantly invents his own exercises that he continuously develops.

Eb down a halfstepBb halfstep lowerAb a whole step higherDb halfstep lowerG a whole step lower and Bb down a tritone. Apparently this form of practice still offers a good starting point to familiarize oneself with the architecture of the fingerboard.

What substitutions does Kurt favor? I’ll never forget that. To Kurt’s ears older Polytone amps sound much better than newer models. In pages, the book provides a vast store of material for compositional and improvisational use.

He takes the conventional and often quoted wisdom that you play what you practice very seriously: Very often, the person asking this question would also turn out to know impressive three standards In the meantime you might be treated to pieces by Thelonious Monk or a version rosenwjnkel “Eyes So Beautiful As Yours” by Elmo Hope, whose chromaticism and controlled dissonance he admires.


Kurt is also a devoted piano player.

Horizontally and vertically the guitar seems to bear no more technical secrets for him. I look at it like I’m learning a language and need to have some practical conversation. John Coltrane should also be cited as a strong influence on Kurt.

However I’m wondering if at this point if there has been a method series made that can rival the Bill Leavitt series that Guitra could get my students to go through, anyone know?

If there is kurg unified field theory a topic that Kurt also likes to discuss on playing jazzguitar maybe the formula is that musical modesty equals success.

His text is filled with useful and practical tools that will be very valuable to any serious student. Benny on “Guitar method book suggestions for newbie! Piano and saxophone players commonly use this concept.

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Just watch that Tim miller YouTube rosehwinkel him rubic’s curbing around that shit on the fly. Effects and amps Although rooted in the jazzguitar tradition Kurt distinguishes himself from other guitarists of his generation by an openness to technology and new sounds. Among his many guitars there is only one, that gutiar has stayed faithful to through all the years. Anyone who has ever tried this will know that one twist of a tuning peg can turn you into a beginner in an instant.

Many rosenwnikel voicings are accomplished with his left-hand thumb reaching around the neck. On one of the pages of chords in book 3, I still have a note my teacher wrote in to mock me: This is the tip of the iceberg