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In The Style Of John Stowell, Vol. 1

April 3, 2019: Lesson transcriptions uploaded Lessons transcribed using Soundslice notation. Performances transcribed in PDF downloadable format.
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An in-depth study on the Jazz style of guitarist John Stowell. Read full description…

An in-depth study on the Jazz style of guitarist John Stowell.

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-HD video performances of John Stowell improvising on standard changes
-Lessons where John shares his approach to music.
-Fully transcribed in standard notation and TAB
-Includes downloadable mp3 of all lessons and etude performances.

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How I Learned
Learning songs
Thoughts On Harmony
Evolution Of My Style
Basslines - All The Things You Are
Basslines - Blues
Basslines - Rhythm Changes
Pianistic Approach
II Chord Extensions
V Chord Extensions
I and IV Chord Extensions
II V I Minor
Comping - All The Things You Are
Comping - All Of Me
Comping - Blues

Standard progressions:

All The Things You Are - 1
All The Things You Are - 1
Autumn Leaves - 1
Autumn Leaves - 2
Bird Blues - 1
Bird Blues - 2
Blues in Bb - 1
Blues in Bb - 2
Blues in Cm - 1
Blues in Cm - 2
Body And Soul - 1
Body And Soul - 2
Rhythm Changes - 1
Rhythm Changes - 2

Recommended prerequesites:

-Knowledge of Jazz concepts (technique, accompaniment and improvisation)

About the In The Style series:

The In The Style series focus strictly on the playing style of the artist. These are not general "how to" lessons. The goal of these lessons is to give insight on a wide range of topics relevant to the musical style of the artist. Advanced students will be able to immediately absorb and work on many of the concepts covered in the lessons. Beginner and intermediate level students will benefit greatly from the transcriptions of the numerous video performances with close ups when relevant. Music is like a language, and it is best learnt by surrounding yourself with better musicians. The goal of the "In The Style Series" is to give you this access, as much as possible, in the comfort of your own home!

About John Stowell:

John Stowell, who plays electric and acoustic guitar, was born in New York and raised in Connecticut. He had private studies with Linc Chamberland and John Mehegan. Several years later he met bassist David Friesen in New York City. Stowell took a trip to Portland, Oregon, where Friesen lives, and decided to stay. The two formed a duo in 1976 that recorded and toured prolifically for seven years, with performances in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. The duo continues to perform thirty years after their first meeting. In 1983, Stowell and David Friesen joined flutist Paul Horn and Paul's son Robin Horn (on drums) for a tour of the Soviet Union. In 1977 Stowell recorded his debut album Golden Delicious; his sidemen were Jim McNeely, Mike Richmond, and Billy Hart.

Stowell teaches internationally. He has been an artist-in-residence at schools in Germany, Indonesia, Argentina, the United States and Canada. He served as assistant director and performer at Oregon Public Broadcasting's PDX Jazz Summit in 1991, and since 1995 has been a contributing columnist for a number of magazines, including Down Beat, Guitar Player, Canadian Musician, Soundcheck (Germany), and Guitar Club (Italy). In Germany, he teaches at Jazz & Rock Schulen Freiburg with Frank Haunschild, with whom he plays regularly. He has also worked with Uwe Kropinski, Dave Liebman, Hiram Mutschler, Gérard Pansanel, Gustavo Assis-Brasil, David Becker, and Nicolao Valiensi. In 2005 he published Jazz Guitar Mastery (book and DVD).

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91 minutes across 30 parts

1. How I Started
2. Learning Songs
3. Thoughts On Harmony
4. Evolution Of My Style
5. Technique
6. Basslines - All The Things You Are
7. Basslines - Blues
8. Basslines - Rhythm Changes
9. Pianistic Approach
10. II Chord Extensions
11. V Chord Extensions
12. I and IV Chord Extensions
13. II V I Minor
14. Comping - All The Things You Are
15. Comping - Autumn Leaves
16. Comping - Blues
All The Things You Are - 1
All The Things You Are - 2
Autumn Leaves - 1
Autumn Leaves - 2
Bird Blues - 1
Bird Blues - 2
Blues Bb - 1
Blues Bb - 2
Blues Cm - 1
Blues Cm - 2
Body And Soul - 1
Body And Soul - 2
Rhythm Changes - 1
Rhythm Changes - 2

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