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The Last Time I Will Play My Guitar

Welcome to episode 348 where I play a jazz ballad solo guitar set to commemorate the last time I play my guitar. I play through my 6 favorite jazz ballads and briefly discuss what makes them great jazz standards and a few harmonic and melodic lessons from each.

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So, I’ve got a shocking announcement: On this episode today, this is going to be the last time that I play my guitar, the very last time.

Okay, okay, okay, maybe not the very last time. Actually, I probably will play it in the future, but I can pretty much guarantee I won’t be playing it very often anymore, and I definitely won’t be playing it for probably a while.

I’ll tell you about that in just one second, but obviously, since this is happening, to commemorate the moment on today’s episode, I’m gonna play a little solo guitar show for you on this guitar, playing my 6 favorite jazz ballads, all about telling you why they’re great ballads to learn and some lessons you can learn from them as well.

In this episode:

1. Why this is the last time I will play my guitar

2. Prelude to a Kiss

3. My Ideal

4. But Beautiful

5. Polka Dots and Moonbeams

6. Peace

7. Darn That Dream

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Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstrahttp://www.brentvaartstra.com
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for learnjazzstandards.com which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."

1 COMMENT

  1. What a nice gift to your listeners. I loved listening to this ballad concert. Inspirational. I can hear your trio in my mind, but can also hear myself as a solo wannabe jazz musician. Thanks.

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