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Kristofer Dahl
post May 8 2007, 07:16 PM
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Hey there,

I am happy to annouce we have got a jazz/fusion guitarist coming in. His name is Ben Howll, he lives in Somerset, England and is currently studying music at university, specialising in jazz composition and fusion. He also teaches guitar one day a week when he is not studying his music course.

I attached two audio clips of his - and as you can hear whre jeading for some new stuff here at gmc! smile.gif

I don't know much more about him - so I hope he will soon join us here!

Kris
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Ben Howell
post May 8 2007, 07:38 PM
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Hey guys!!!

Hows it all going?

What a fantastic site, and forum!

Kris pretty much summed it up about me, my main musical interest are fusion and jazz, but being brought up on Guns 'N ' Roses and the like i still think i have a bit of rock left in me!

Ive been playing guitar since i was 12 (so for 8 years nearly) and am studying jazz composition at university. But i am ALWAYS learning new things, thats one of the fun parts of guitar!

Anyway, Im very pleased to be joining the faculty team, and I hope you will enjoy my lessons, any comments are more than welcome, or a pm in the forum is welcome!

Cheers Guy's smile.gif

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post May 8 2007, 07:43 PM
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Wow !!!!! I've been waiting for some Jazz - this site is AMAZING!


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post May 8 2007, 08:04 PM
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Django lesson!
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post May 8 2007, 08:08 PM
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YEESS! Finally a jazz-guitar teacher. biggrin.gif Welcome and I hope I'm not the only one who's likes jazz in here ohmy.gif , except for Andrew that is.


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post May 8 2007, 08:11 PM
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AWESOME! This is just what GMC needed.


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post May 8 2007, 08:18 PM
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Wow! What a response already!

Glad to see jazz is popular! I wasnt sure how many people would be keen, but thats awesome. Hope you like the clips, the first one was entirely improvised, which i still find hard, but jazz improvisation is a lifetime pursuit smile.gif

Cheers guys,

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post May 8 2007, 08:33 PM
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QUOTE (benhowell @ May 8 2007, 03:18 PM) *
Wow! What a response already!

Glad to see jazz is popular! I wasnt sure how many people would be keen, but thats awesome. Hope you like the clips, the first one was entirely improvised, which i still find hard, but jazz improvisation is a lifetime pursuit smile.gif

Cheers guys,

Ben


I'm inspired to post a song I wrote about 3 months ago - kind of a bossanova/slightly jazzy thing that I thought GMCers would laugh at smile.gif Just looking for the mp3 now, I'll upload it to the uploads board later smile.gif


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post May 8 2007, 09:31 PM
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DJANGO REINHARDT LESSON




























Did i spell that guys name right? anyway he is an awesome guitarists
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post May 8 2007, 09:44 PM
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Jazz, about time!! biggrin.gif
This is great!!

Welcome Ben.


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post May 8 2007, 09:46 PM
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Thankyou MickeM!

Nice set of gear biggrin.gif

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post May 8 2007, 10:11 PM
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Welcome Ben!
I am crazy in jazz
So I´m looking forward to your first lesson!


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post May 9 2007, 01:42 AM
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Great news! While I am not a big fan of jazz, I do, for some strange reason enjoy trying to play it.

This post has been edited by kahall: May 9 2007, 01:43 AM


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post May 9 2007, 01:59 AM
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I heard jazz is 1 of the hardest styles of guitar to play but im not for sure, but im glad i get to learn it now biggrin.gif, i use to play in jazz band with my Tenor Saxophone, and have always had a thing for jazz for some odd reason even though im a hardcore rocker, jazz is 1 of those things you just cant pass up biggrin.gif

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post May 9 2007, 04:20 AM
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Lets do a Stanley Jordan Lesson!
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post May 9 2007, 04:45 AM
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Awesome. I really love learning Jazz. Really looking foward to your first lesson Ben.
By the way ...Welcome biggrin.gif


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post May 9 2007, 08:03 AM
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wooww!!
this is just great ! can't wait to see the first lesson.
...and yes a Django lesson would be realy great biggrin.gif
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post May 9 2007, 03:53 PM
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Welcome Ben!! GMC was needing some great Jazz lessons!

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post May 9 2007, 05:21 PM
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welcome
i love jazz too, cant wait for lessons smile.gif
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post May 9 2007, 06:35 PM
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Thanks for the kind words guys! Lesson should be up soon, so keep those eyes peeled smile.gif

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