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Hello to everybody, This is my first post here although I have been following the forum for quite a while! I’ve been playing blues and rock on guitar for years and. This garbage pick four-string tenor guitar accompanies Kurt on “Polish Song” (” The Guitarteachers and authors of guitar methods like to argue over what the ” best” here allows for example in the book “Intervallic Improvisation – The Modern. Learn how to play 5 cool guitar licks in the style of Kurt Rosenwinkel.

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But due to my studies I want be able to be at the same city the whole year so I cant start something. If you can get through all three you’ll have some serious skills at kyrt disposal. Channel Catalog Subsection Catalog. Other than that, Tim Miller’s site is awesome and definitely worth subscribing too.

Interestingly he never practices singlenote lines and chords as different items but ugitar mixes them and treats them as an entity, which also makes for his individual sound and a pianistic approach. Over a given chord Kurt seems to frequently employ triads from the first, fourth and fifth degree of the relative major or minor key.

This approach is dealt with in more detail than space here allows for example in the book “Intervallic Improvisation – The Modern Sound: Guitarteachers and authors of guitar methods like to argue over what the “best” right hand picking technique is. In line with general arms reduction his set-up from cold war Berklee days with poweramp and Boogie speakers has given way to simple one amp weaponry.

Or not ; that chart alone is worth the price of the book. The difficult or daunting thing for me is the task of organizing, assimilating and digesting this stuff- beyond playing the examplesreally internalizing this material and being able to navigate this stuff on my own Horizontally and vertically the guitar seems to bear no gyitar technical secrets for him.


Kurt never practices technique as an isolated issue. Consider Skype or something like I constantly invent exercises to work on certain things, such as problems arising out of improvising. That happened last year. However I’m wondering if at this point if there has been a method series made that can rival the Bill Leavitt series that I could get my students to go through, anyone know?

Practicing To Kurt practicing creatively is the key to everything.

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You know, learning by making and correcting errors. His favorite tuning from low to high e-String would be: Upon closer examination “only” three out of six strings really change. Beside an intense study of harmony in general mostly learning by doing and working with standards Kurt has also been working with the late George Van Eps’ “Harmonic Mechanisms For Guitar”.

Asked by my astute and unforgiving students about his pinky that he likes to rest on the picking guard, Kurt replies that this is something that does indeed tend to tighten up his right hand on faster tempos and that he is working on changing that. As far as books, George Van Eps, Mick Goodrick, there a number previously discussed elsewhere on this forum which was helpful to me.

Rather he likes rsoenwinkel combine technical studies with a musical challenge. Most of the time I improvise over a standard or something like that until I find a spot that I work on for some time and then I continue to improvise. I went through all 3 Bill Leavitt books.

The result is a twelve-measure form going through twelve keys. In connection with this method Kurt mentions the study of triads from harmonic minor as well as various possibilities for the movement of inner voices as particularly interesting to him. On some recordings an additional mike captures his falsetto voice that he employs to accompany his lines as well as the top notes of his voicings in unisonconsidered by Kurt an integral part of his sound.


The book also includes all triad-pairs hexatonics and their combinations in melodic exercises. When I hit on something that I’m not really familiar with, I stop and work on it. However he likes the Slonimsky patterns as a “different way to look at the guitar” and would quickly quote a few.

To me it doesn’t seem that I’ve been working hard because I’ve always discovered something. E, B and D-string are keeping their relative relation but are gaining warmth through their “flat-key” tuning. Which leaves only one question: He recalls transcribing Coltrane’s solos on “Satellite”, “Oleo” and “Airegin”.

I have started studying the following books: When I ask myself what are my weaknesses? Spending four to eight hours on the guiatr was not a rare thing until not long ago. Currently Kurt plays a stock black Epiphone Emperor Yearequipped with a standard 0.

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Among his idols are also piano legends such as Bud Powell and Keith Jarrett, which as Kurt puts offer certain aspects in their playing that he tries to emulate. Also every memorized standard offers added opportunities to employ substitutions.

Every jazz standard offers something different and interesting harmonically and melodically. Browse the Latest Snapshot. Another one of his personal exercises consists of playing a different voicing on every quarter or half note over a standard progression.