Guitar Resources by Tom Cavanagh

Sort by:
Showing 1-18 of 18 resources
  1. This rubber pick eliminates nearly all pick noise on strings. Holding these picks backwards gives me an even darker, warmer tone -- almost like using my thumb, but with the benefits of increased single-note speed a pick allows.
    Equipment: Parts/Accessories · 672 Hits · Posted on 3/16/2005 by Tom Cavanagh (2608)
  2. Works For Me by John Scofield (5.0 Stars · 1 Review)
    This was a return to straight-ahead jazz from Sco in 2000 after his funkier 'Bump' and 'A Go Go' recordings. This is a killer line-up and very nice performances throughout.
    Recordings: Jazz · 552 Hits · Posted on 3/4/2005 by Tom Cavanagh (2608)
  3. This excellent tribute to the great Chet Atkins includes transcriptions of twenty-two pieces, including "Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)", "When You Wish Upon A Star" and "Stars and Stripes Forever".
    Books/Tab: Other · 1244 Hits · Posted on 11/4/2003 by Tom Cavanagh (2608)

  4. This book covers a number of advanced topics that will inspire jazz guitarists. Areas covered include guide tones, chromaticism, rhythmic motifs, phrasing, development and functional harmony.
    Books/Tab: Jazz · 1423 Hits · Posted on 10/21/2003 by Tom Cavanagh (2608)

  5. Virtuoso No. 4 by Joe Pass (5.0 Stars · 1 Review)
    These are incredible solo jazz guitar performances from the same recording sessions that produced the classic 'Virtuoso No. 1' album. These cuts, which went unreleased for 20 years were performed on acoustic guitar.
    Recordings: Jazz · 2025 Hits · Posted on 4/18/2003 by Tom Cavanagh (2608)
  6. Cabin Fever by Lenny Breau (5.0 Stars · 1 Review)
    Nine solo pieces from the late, brilliant Lenny Breau. Recorded in 1975 on an old reel to reel (later transferred to DAT and released by Randy Bachman) Lenny plays beautifully on "Autumn Leaves" and "Days of Wine and Roses".
    Recordings: Jazz · 797 Hits · Posted on 4/3/2003 by Tom Cavanagh (2608)

  7. Rochinski writes, "One of the...myths in...formal jazz education is the idea of using chord scales for improvisation". The author clearly demonstrates how to use motives (short melodic ideas) to develop longer phrases to play over harmonic forms.
    Books/Tab: Jazz · 1596 Hits · Posted on 1/2/2003 by Tom Cavanagh (2608)
  8. Tal could play long single note lines at incredible speed or beautiful chord melody arrangements complete with complex voicings, and palm harmonics. This set includes standards such as "Autumn Leaves", "Stella by Starlight" and "Cherokee".
    Recordings: Jazz · 1411 Hits · Posted on 1/1/2003 by Tom Cavanagh (2608)
  9. The Incredible Tuck Andress (5.0 Stars · 1 Review)
    On the site Tuck writes "My goal is to demystify my style as completely as possible for anyone who is interested".
    Musicians: Musician Websites · 1129 Hits · Posted on 9/26/2002 by Tom Cavanagh (2608)

  10. This is a study of the chord progressions of hundreds of jazz standards. By seeing the commonalities and harmonic traits of these progressions, the reader will be able to memorize tunes more easily and start to recognize progressions by ear.
    Books/Tab: Jazz · 2238 Hits · Posted on 9/4/2002 by Tom Cavanagh (2608)
  11. Here's a monster jazz player who was a childhood friend of Pat Martino. Hank Garland calls Robert "one of the top jazz guitar players of our time!" Check out his video samples on this site. This guy deserves to be discovered by jazz guitar lovers.
    Musicians: Musician Websites · 1132 Hits · Posted on 8/15/2002 by Tom Cavanagh (2608)

  12. This site is dedicated to the great Canadian jazz guitarist Ed Bickert, who gained prominence in the seventies touring and recording with saxophonist Paul Desmond.
    Musicians: Musician Websites · 1312 Hits · Posted on 7/26/2002 by Tom Cavanagh (2608)

  13. Jim Hall Tribute Page (5.0 Stars · 1 Review)
    Includes bio, interviews, discography, and audio samples of jazz guitar giant Jim Hall.
    Musicians: Musician Websites · 1064 Hits · Posted on 3/26/2002 by Tom Cavanagh (2608)

  14. Exit by Pat Martino (5.0 Stars · 1 Review)
    40 minutes of unbelievably great playing from legendary Philly guitarist Martino.
    Recordings: Jazz · 974 Hits · Posted on 3/15/2002 by Tom Cavanagh (2608)
  15. Studies in stages, allowing players of all levels to delve into Towner's unique guitar style.
    Books/Tab: Jazz · 1001 Hits · Posted on 3/15/2002 by Tom Cavanagh (2608)
  16. Emmy award winning composer Joseph LoDuca is also an exceptional jazz guitarist. He was my guitar teacher in Detroit in 1980.
    Musicians: Musician Websites · 1039 Hits · Posted on 3/9/2002 by Tom Cavanagh (2608)

  17. Bruce Eisenbeil - Jazz Guitarist (5.0 Stars · 1 Review)
    JazzTimes calls Bruce "One of the most unique jazz guitarists to emerge in decades."
    Musicians: Musician Websites · 1036 Hits · Posted on 3/9/2002 by Tom Cavanagh (2608)

  18. Bridges by Gene Bertoncini and Michael Moore (5.0 Stars · 1 Review)
    Intimate guitar/bass duets teaming nylon-string master Bertoncini with classical bassist Moore for a beautiful mix of jazz, classical, pop & bossa nova performances.
    Recordings: Jazz · 1479 Hits · Posted on 3/8/2002 by Tom Cavanagh (2608)