Here is a recording of me playing two guitar tracks and one mandolin track on the tune, “Blue Bossa.” Having a fake book or better yet, “IrealBook,” for a computer or smart phone makes learning jazz standards easier to do. In turn, making the process more fun. Start with songs you have in your head, […]
Here is our most recent addition to our growing you tube channel. With many live performance videos we have added now our second professional music video from a recording from our very own music studio.
In the video below two different concepts are touched on. The first concept is how to give a simple G chord a more powerful and unique sound without making it any more difficult to play. I learned this way to play by listening to Tony Rice, and later at an Orinn Star workshop I found […]
Be it musically or otherwise, getting one’s collective message heard is a feeling of actualization and a step in the right direction in this massive information age. If you view “Notes From Jake,” and look at the left side. New Categorized links will appear organized and ready for your web pleasure. The harboring of my […]
Jazz standards for arranged for one mandolin. Recently I bought an “iReal Book.” Recording is great practice, one can re-create interesting parts, and omit the less inspirational parts. Below I share my arrangement of a classic song. This is the bare bones, “before,” rendition. Today is the very first time I have attempted to play […]
What do music, anthropology, philosophy, electricity, emotionality, individuality, and humanity have in common. One man, Bob Brozman nourished all these fields of thought in his everyday life, as well as countless more. His recent passing is a great loss. He will be missed, but his impressions, interpretations, and flow of ideas will not be for […]