Posted by: Glenelg Guitar Studio | February 22, 2014

What about some Jazz

Today I have a little Jazz for you.
But first what is Jazz?

Jazz  is a music genre that originated at the beginning of the 20th century, or even earlier, in the African-American communities of the Southern United States. Its roots lie in combining European harmony and form elements, with existing African-based music.

While jazz is considered difficult to define, improvisation is consistently regarded as being one of its key elements. It certainly covers a broad spread of styles and performers, from Guitarists Joe Pass (1929 – 1994) and Mitchell Herbert “Herb” Ellis, (1921 – 2010) to Singer Norah Jones and others.

To prove that I can indeed play both left and right handed I recorded the duet G Blues, composed by Joe Pass and Herb Ellis. I hope you enjoy it. Also check out the video of of Barney Kessel (another legend in jazz guitar circles) and Herb Ellis; watch Norah Jones and Bob Dylan, but first up is ME playing a little Jazz with G Blues.It’s best in full screen at high definition.

This duet by Pass and Ellis (and others by these two) are perfect for Grade 6 level Guitarists. However (whatever level you are) if you are interested in learning some cool Jazz chord or tunes let me know next time we catch up.

PS I can’t really play left and right handed!


  1. Thank you, Leigh,

    And, as the film title read………”AND ALL THAT JAZZ!”

    Also, a very Wise Man said over 2000 years ago:

    “Don’t let your Right Hand know what your Left Hand is doing!” Hahahahahahahahahahahaha

    It’s all in the Fingering after all.

    Many Thanks for your emails. What did “Dirty Harry” (Clint Eastwood) say in that film?:-

    “Make my day!”

    And, your musical emails DO make my day! Thanks.


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