I first met Larry Coryell at his masters class at the Fur Peace Ranch. I take the occasional private lesson when geography allows, and I also like to use his DVD’s for refresher lessons. This morning I went through his “Blues Guitar” DVD again. It starts with T Bone Walker and BB King licks and winds up with Larry talking about playing over the sharp nine chord (what we used to call “that Hendrix chord” — Foxy Lady!!) Larry is inspiring because his music is so deep, but also because he has the keen ability to listen to me play, and then tell me what I need to work on next. If you’re a guitar player, check out Larry Coryell!
HiDef (which includes Jim Merte, Howard White, George Eberhardt, and myself) recently recorded six songs, including this original composition, at the OmniMedia Studios. Look for the CD this summer!
I spent the winter in Florida and the Bahamas playing solo guitar. Wow, is that different than working with a band! Live music without a net. Here are two new pieces from my solo repertoire. Cheek to CheekNothin Like the Real Thing
The HiDef Quartet has locked down a new schedule for gigs in Ann Arbor this spring. We’re back with live music at our favorite restaurant, the Quarter Bistro, on the third Thursday of each month. We also have a performance at the Hands On Museum with our friends, the CBO’s. See the “What’s Up” page for more…
Everyone needs designer ringtones! Go to “Listen Up” to make your phone truly unique. Help yourself. Most of these were made with a guitar and a MacBook, but the three new ones – josie, four on six, and goosebump – are sneak previews of a new HiDef recording due for release this summer.