About Hans Fahling

Hans is a guitarist, composer and producer. He is also the author of Bebop Improv Concepts. Check out his jazz CD Hamburg: Port of Call.

Nov13

In the third and final section of Hans’ tutorial on legato playing, he focuses on specific riffs and the horizontal playing of them. If you’ve been keeping up with this three-part series, and by that I mean practicing as well as reading, then you will undoubtedly be getting proficient at this technique.

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Mar13

Hans picks up right where he left off, giving all sorts of exercises designed to help any guitarist develop speed and accuracy. If you’re not careful, you may also pick up some theory!

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Feb14
Frank Zappa

Hans Fahling returns with the first in a series of three articles, each designed to help you get better at playing faster by means of starting slowly. This is a great read (and terrific exercises!) for all guitarists, whatever style you play and whatever speed you aspire to!

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Oct15

So far in this series, we have talked about the usage of both minor and major blues scales in exclusive blues settings. In this installment, we will answer the question of how to apply these hip blues sounds to tonal and modal situations.

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May17

Jazz and blues have always been intertwined. In part two of this three-part series, Hans explores the relationships between the major and minor blues scales. Definitely a lot of fun!

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Apr26

Jazz and blues have always been intertwined. Now you can see how simple blues lines can add to your jazz improvisational skills, as well as other styles. Hans is back with the first of a three-part series that will sharpen your playing considerably.

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Jan09

We conclude our series on jazz comping with a lesson in quartal harmony. We’ll also work in an arrangement of Autumn Leaves.

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Oct24

In this lesson we get into compound voicings – a term used for chord shapes featuring more than one extension. Part four of five.

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