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Howard Roberts

I recently got an old Guitar Player publication on How to Play Jazz Guitar. The late Howard Roberts wrote some of the articles. His articles (and many others in the book) introduce and explain theory in ways that you can apply it, not just memorize it.

Based on the articles, I would expect that his books and videos would be very informative too.
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Re: Howard Roberts

2/15/2008 8:08 AM

Jeremy Cotton (7938) wrote:

I definitely recommend checking out Howard Roberts if you haven't before. He did a lot of studio work (apparently a lot of the guitar on the Monkee's albums is him, among other things).
He also did some jazz albums. They are interesting in that he takes very short solos for the most part- its kind of a clinic in how to get into a tune, play a concise and well constructed solo and then make a graceful exit.

JC



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2/18/2008 10:55 AM

Inactive Member wrote:

There is an excellent website for Howard Roberts.

www.utstat.utoronto.ca/mikevans/hroberts.html

One of my favorite jazz guitarists of all time.

Robert

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2/15/2008 12:26 PM

Randy Hano (12149) wrote:

Howard Roberts used to write a regular monthly Jazz Guitar articles for Guitar Player during 70's and 80's. Another author Arnie Berle also wrote a great jazz series during this era too.



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2/15/2008 3:37 PM

Alan Roberts (10065) wrote:

Both those guys wrote great articles for the magazine at that time.
I kinda' miss them both. Tommy Tedecsco was another one that I
used to enjoy reading. I suppose they have all moved on to the
great gig in the sky.
Peace,
Alan



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Re: Howard Roberts

2/15/2008 8:20 PM

Chris Pinto (24466) wrote:

Yeah,

I remember reading many of those articles...

Was good stuff....Every now & then I'll pick up a GP magazine, sometimes you'll see a couple good articles in there, but, the good ol' days of those mags (to me) are gone.

Chris





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Re: Howard Roberts

2/16/2008 12:23 AM

Randy Hano (12149) wrote:

As you already know Chris, that was when the magazine was great! I am being biased though...



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Re: Howard Roberts

2/16/2008 12:22 AM

Randy Hano (12149) wrote:

Tommy was great! I got to meet him giving a seminar back in 1979! Such an awesome dude and great personality. Here's to you jammin' in the sky with Howard!



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Re: Howard Roberts

2/16/2008 8:38 AM

Craig Lindsey (5518) wrote:

Tommy Tedesco was a much under-rated player, in my opinion. That guy smoked.
For yrs, up until the 80's, I suppose, I had a subscription to Downbeat, the jazz mag. It also used to be really good. I honestly couldn't comment on the current state of affairs in the print world. The web has happily replaced most of that for me.
Nice to see folks that remember Howard Roberts.

Craig



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2/16/2008 10:02 AM

Bob Murnahan (1502) wrote:

Howard Roberts was a great guitarist and founder of GIT, now the Musicians Institute. I have a couple of his recordings. He plays a solo on Darn That Dream which is still one of my all time favorites.

Tedesco was another monster. I saw him in a clinic back in the late 70's or early 80's. He was hilarious.

It was the first time I had ever met any one of his stature. I got there really early and he was just hanging out so I went up to meet him.

I was pretty nervous and I mumbled something like..."Hi, should I call you Mr. Tedesco or what?" His reply, "You can call me s---head if you want to, I don't care."

Both guys worth checking out.

Bob

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Re: Howard Roberts

7/27/2008 4:50 AM

Dan Gable (1603) wrote:

Session players like Tommy,Howard and my music teacher Ralph were among the best of the best 1st call session players and used similiar playing and teaching methods. As matter of fact all three have recorded together on many scores such as Elvis Presleys "Charro" and thousands more. http://www.elvispresley.com.au/elvis/presley/charro.shtml
These cats played the guitar parts that us baby boomers grew up on from tv to albums.

That was the method I was taught as a student when I studied privatley under Ralph Grasso. They all used the Chordal hands on method. Very easy and gets you playing jazz right away.

If you need any info on this method feel free to send me a PM

Dan