Judd Niemann - Guitarist in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Moose the Mooche by Charlie Parker
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Cover of "Amazing Horse" by Mr. Weebl
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My arrangement of "Doctor Gradus Ad Parnassum" ======================================== Lately, I have been getting into some early 20th Century "Classical" music. I have always liked the music of Claude Debussy, whose sense of harmony often has a close resemblance to jazz, and other "modern" music. This song is the first movement of Debussy's "Children's Corner", a suite which is an evocation of early childhood, dedicated to Debussy's 3-year old daughter, Claude-Emma (known as "Chou-Chou". Sadly, she died of Diptheria at the age of 13 - not long after her father's death). This piece is normally played on Piano, and is a moderately difficult piece to play on that instrument. On guitar, I found some of the passages to be murderously difficult, since passages which are natural to play on piano are not necessarily easy to play on guitar. In fact, I hadn't really heard anyone play it on guitar until I heard Paul Galbraith play it on 8-string guitar, which inspired me to try it myself. For this arrangement, I used two guitars - the melody and chords are played on my "jazz" guitar (7-string archtop) and the bass lines were played on my "death metal" guitar (7-string LTD baritone). (If I perform this live, I will either do a solo arrangement with a few compromises to make it playable on a single guitar, or I will do it as a duet with a bass player. I would love to play this on a 7- or 8-string classical guitar but, sadly, I don't own one of those !) I spent a LOT of time practicing this, but I learned a lot from it. Thanks to my long-suffering wife and kids for putting up with me practicing the same passages over and over again ! PS - I recommend that you check out some other versions of this piece. Paul Galbraith plays it flawlessly on his CD. Bela Fleck also has a superb version for Banjo and Cello. And, of course, there are lots of different piano interpretations on Youtube - some outstanding, some not-so-good :-)
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Have You Met Miss Jones
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I Remember You
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My take on John Coltrane's "Giant Steps", with a bit of Death metal mixed in ...
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Skylark - Solo Guitar
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I've always admired chicken pickin' ... here is my attempt. I had a lot of fun doing this track
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Influences Charlie Parker, Weather Report, Charles Lloyd, Randy Waldman Trio, Alice In Chains, Allman Brothers Band, George Van Eps, Alexander Scriabin, Jimi Hendrix, Dr. Dre, Robben Ford, Tom Waits, Amon Amarth, Sigur Ros, John Williams, Lost Tribe, Modern Jazz Quartett, Lee Rintenour, Arnold Schoenberg, Lux Interior, John Scofield, Gary Burton, Necrophagist, Tony MacAlpine , Stan Getz, James Muller, Allan Holdsworth, Bela Fleck, Fleet Foxes, Charlie Hunter
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