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    I really like ol' Frank Vignola. True Fire has a nice video in which he plays and is interviewed. It is not a short video.


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    Is that the one from earlier this week?
    I caught most of that live. Great stuff.

    He mentions a very good student of his, Jan Knutson, and I THINK that guy posts videos here sometimes
    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkRhodes View Post
    Is that the one from earlier this week?
    I caught most of that live. Great stuff.

    He mentions a very good student of his, Jan Knutson, and I THINK that guy posts videos here sometimes
    You are correct, Mark.

    It aired live and is still available as a recorded video on Youtube. I don't get to hang around advanced musicians such as Frank (except virtually here on this forum) so it is great to hear them speak and give their thoughts, which are sometimes pretty deep.

    It got me looking around for more interviews by others. When I have the time, I really enjoy them.

    They talked a lot about Tommy Emmanuel and how unbelievable his technique is as well as his indomitable personality. What a character.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkRhodes View Post
    Is that the one from earlier this week?
    I caught most of that live. Great stuff.

    He mentions a very good student of his, Jan Knutson, and I THINK that guy posts videos here sometimes
    Yes, it was a couple of days ago and I was watching it live. The ironic thing about it was that I had just purchased one of his newest courses, "Trading Solos: Jazz Blues Edition" earlier that day. Later, while I was online, I received a notification from TrueFire that he was live, so I tuned-in. It was FANTASTIC! He seems like a genuinely great guy and what a player!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnight Blues View Post
    Yes, it was a couple of days ago and I was watching it live. The ironic thing about it was that I had just purchased one of his newest courses, "Trading Solos: Jazz Blues Edition" earlier that day. Later, while I was online, I received a notification from TrueFire that he was live, so I tuned-in. It was FANTASTIC! He seems like a genuinely great guy and what a player!

    What do you think of it?

    I have it on my want list. He jammed along with a funky G blues from there on the TrueFire Q&A. I actually missed the first part and should probably go to YouTube to see it.
    Frank's a great teacher and a great player. (Few are both.)
    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    1:22:55 is good stuff, very accurate IMO (until about 1:25:00)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkRhodes View Post
    What do you think of it?

    I have it on my want list. He jammed along with a funky G blues from there on the TrueFire Q&A. I actually missed the first part and should probably go to YouTube to see it.
    Frank's a great teacher and a great player. (Few are both.)
    I agree 100% Mark. I love his teaching style. I have several of his TrueFire DVDs/downloads and they're all excellent.

    With regard to this one, I haven't had the opportunity to dive into it yet, but suffice it to type that from what I saw, i.e. the clip on TrueFire's website and what's posted on their YouTube channel, I was sold.


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    Got around to watching it the other day - great stuff! I'm glad I signed up for his Jazz Studio. So much great material in there it's hard sometimes to keep track of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnight Blues View Post
    Frank teaches his version of "Tico Tico". I don't recall whether I got it from his website or his jazz channel (TrueFire). It's probably at both places. He plays it slow, medium, and up (IIRC). It's a fun piece to play and a good warm-up even if you never get to the tempo he's at in this video.
    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOMMO View Post
    Got around to watching it the other day - great stuff! I'm glad I signed up for his Jazz Studio. So much great material in there it's hard sometimes to keep track of it.
    He just released new material for October. I can't keep up with the amount of stuff he puts out. You can't beat this for $10 a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack E Blue View Post
    I can't keep up with the amount of stuff he puts out. You can't beat this for $10 a month.

    I'm not religious, but I must say, Amen to that!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug B View Post
    I'm not religious, but I must say, Amen to that!!!
    Right after reading this thread I went over to TrueFire, and Frank has 25 new lessons!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug B View Post
    Right after reading this thread I went over to TrueFire, and Frank has 25 new lessons!!!
    O, geez! Fire up the printer....

    I must admit I liked the earlier song lessons where he gave a play-along recording I could put on my iPhone. Very convenient.
    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkRhodes View Post
    Frank teaches his version of "Tico Tico". I don't recall whether I got it from his website or his jazz channel (TrueFire). It's probably at both places. He plays it slow, medium, and up (IIRC). It's a fun piece to play and a good warm-up even if you never get to the tempo he's at in this video.
    I'll settle for half that speed!
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