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by MikkoKarhula
December 7th, 2017, 12:17 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Lesson of Finnish christmas carol by Jean Sibelius
Replies: 0
Views: 75

Lesson of Finnish christmas carol by Jean Sibelius

Hi! If you wonder what would you play in christmas party, here could be one option. i made arrangement of Jean Sibelius' Christmas carol "En etsi valtaa, loistoa". It's about 100 years old but still beloved christmas song in Finland. The lyrics are about praying world peace and happy christmas both ...
by MikkoKarhula
October 12th, 2017, 9:42 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: New ideas for Blue Bossa?
Replies: 0
Views: 193

New ideas for Blue Bossa?

Hi! I was playing one day this almost over played jazz standard Blue Bossa. I wanted to try maybe something different approach on it and made kind-of-smooth jazz backing track. So here is something that i came up with: I hope you like it. It would be nice to hear if you have any kind of new ideas fo...
by MikkoKarhula
October 2nd, 2017, 7:57 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: A Blues jazz lesson
Replies: 0
Views: 197

A Blues jazz lesson

Hi! Here is a lesson video about playing fast licks in a style of jazz blues. This video series isn’t meant to be the fastest guitar playing in Youtube at all but my personal journey in practicing faster lines in different styles and I want to share it with you. Although playing faster lines isn’t t...
by MikkoKarhula
September 24th, 2017, 8:43 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Smooth Jazz Solo
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Smooth Jazz Solo

Hi!

Here is little smooth jazz solo for Isn't She Lovely a part.
Hope you like it!

Kindest, Mikko




[YouTube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZkPGaDPthk[/YouTube]
by MikkoKarhula
September 22nd, 2017, 11:35 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Isn't She Lovely Fingerstyle lesson
Replies: 0
Views: 228

Isn't She Lovely Fingerstyle lesson

Hi! I'm not specialized in slapping and tapping with guitar but somehow I feel that this song is very natural to play with this kind of playing style. It can be played as a solo number for the audience or as a accompaniment in duo situations. I hope you get something out of it! Kindest, Mikko https:...
by MikkoKarhula
September 13th, 2017, 7:26 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: 15 licks for Caravan's A part
Replies: 0
Views: 243

15 licks for Caravan's A part

Hi! I have had some problems with Caravan's A part where there is this long dominant 7 chord vamp. Sometime when improvising ideas kind of run off with the fast tempo. So I decided to make some licks that come from other angle and hopefully this will help me get solos more interesting in this part. ...
by MikkoKarhula
June 30th, 2017, 11:45 am
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: Classical influenced improvisation
Replies: 1
Views: 435

Classical influenced improvisation

Hi! I made little video about practicing classical influenced improvisation. I feel that classical music is part of our corner stone of music in every style. Bach’s Inventions and Paganini’s Caprices are familiar to many jazz guitarists as well to many heavy metal guitarists. Although player wouldn’...
by MikkoKarhula
June 25th, 2017, 10:16 am
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: Idea for advanced improvisers. (Lesson)
Replies: 1
Views: 484

Idea for advanced improvisers. (Lesson)

Hi! I made little video for opening locks in mind and maybe for teaching ears and fingers to something new. The basic idea is to mix scales together. This is easiest to practice with drone (sounding B5 chord in the background of the video). There is some examples of this idea for example in classica...
by MikkoKarhula
June 25th, 2017, 10:07 am
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: Keyless Thinking in Guitar Composition
Replies: 3
Views: 926

Re: Keyless Thinking in Guitar Composition

Hi!

That was nice story.
This one of the best thing I have heard:
Much like painters and sculptors, knowing the classical structures and practices is important, because then breaking or bending them becomes knowledge rather than accident./quote]

Thank you!

Cheers, Mikko
by MikkoKarhula
January 6th, 2017, 1:44 pm
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: Keyless Thinking in Guitar Composition
Replies: 3
Views: 926

Keyless Thinking in Guitar Composition

Years ago when I was studying music I tried to find reasons and relations every where in music. It was important for learning theory but happily after music school-years I took steps back and started to rely on naturalness of music making. Everything can be analyzed but do we need to analyze everyth...
by MikkoKarhula
January 1st, 2017, 4:16 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Greetings from Finland with little story and Youtube video
Replies: 1
Views: 462

Greetings from Finland with little story and Youtube video

Hi everyone! I'm a guitarist/teacher from Finland. I have played variety of styles but mainly now I'm concentrating on acoustic guitar and ethnic music styles. Playing several years gypsy jazz music as a professional some how I felt that I shouldn't be in stuck with one style. First I felt that gyps...