The Blues Guitar

The Blues Guitar

I always enjoy to back to the blues. I recorded 7 pratising examples of the blues guitar improvisations. I played over 7 different keys mostly in slow tempo. It was really interesting journey and I learned a lot. This is also great practising method to play over different keys and every time record it and analyse. Even if you play different kind of music the blues will help you understand guitar and your guitar...
New YouTube videos

New YouTube videos

I started the new YouTube video serie: Improvisation over 2 chords. I play some live exapmples with the improvisation over 2 different chords and I explain in the video description how to improvise with these short...
Pat Martino

Pat Martino

Pat Martino is one of my jazz guitar masters. I like his composition style and phrasing and he inspire me all the time. I’m very happy that next few months I will study jazz guitar with the Pat Martino course. I believe that this will change my music forever:) I really recommend Pat Martino music for everyone who is interested in jazz. “As an improviser you need to experience the moment – and that includes everything in the moment. Observe the people around you – the bandleader, the bartender – what they wear, how they deal with people, the simple continuity of their presence. As you do that you’ll see how you affect them, and you’ll play and act accordingly. You need to study the reality of the moment, and that is very rarely about studying modes and intervals.” – Pat...
Breakfast in Baghdad – transcription.

Breakfast in Baghdad – transcription.

In 2011 I transcribed song played by Youn Sun Nah and Ulf Wakenius “Breakfast in Baghdad”. I attach this score again with practise mp3 files. It was 5 years ago and I’ve been inspiring by Youn Sun Nah and Ulf Wakenius all this time. You will find these inspirations in my album recordings too;) Youn Sun Nah and Ulf Wakenius live – Breakfast in Baghdad Practising tracks http://www.marekjakubowicz.com/wp-content/uploads/Breakfast_in_Baghdad_Practise_60.mp3http://www.marekjakubowicz.com/wp-content/uploads/Breakfast_in_Baghdad_Practise_90.mp3 Breakfast_in_Baghdad_Practise_60.mp3 Breakfast_in_Baghdad_Practise_90.mp3 Transcription Transcription from the album recording: Same Girl. Download PDF:...
Guitar Improvisation

Guitar Improvisation

Between composing and music recording sometimes I give a jazz guitar lessons. I prepared some videos to show my approach for the improvisations. It is based on the chords – every video contains solo for the one C modal chord. Check the YouTube playlist with 7...
Ryan Larkin – Walking Score

Ryan Larkin – Walking Score

The “Walking” is the oscar nominated animation created by Ryan Larkin. Wiki page: Walking This video contains the new soundtrack which I composed during the International Film Music Festival “Transatlantyk” 2011. Video copyright: National Film Board of Canada. Check also the oryginal version on the NFB: https://youtu.be/XAMtmK7ObkA This composition was apperciated by famous film composers George S. Clinton and Peter Golub. They liked it a lot but one of them said (I don’t remember which one;) that it is not possible to write it down, because of way it was played to fit the picture. Yeah… so I transcribed it;) Download PDF:...