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Re: Jazz Guitar Woes
I just happened to run across this last night - [url=
It moves a little fast for a guitar novice like me, but your students might eat it up.
Freddie Green was Count Basie’s guitarist. He often turned his amp off because he thought the guitar in a jazz ensemble should be part of the drums. Google some of the great jazz guitarists and see what they say about being the guitarist.
“You should never hear the guitar by itself. It should be part of the drums so it sounds like the drummer is playing chords—like the snare is in A or the hi-hat in D minor”
— Freddie Green