JACK GRASSEL

    Discipline and craft

 in service of the music

 

CHRISTMAS PRESENCE CD features Jack with drummer Ernie Adams and bassist Tom McGirr .  It's available here - click "Books / CDs" above.

TAL FARLOW set up his recording equipment each time Jack visited between 1994 and 1997.

TWO GUYS WITH GUITARS is the CD which lets you hear the music. JazzTimes - review

EL REFUGIO is the dynamic duo CD Jack recorded in Mexico with guitar virtuoso Guillermo Espinasse.

allaboutjazz - review OnMilwaukee.com - interview

Discover the music that Kirk Tatnall and Jack created some superguitars (a bass and guitar combination):     LIVE @ THE UPTOWNER with drummer Ernie Adams. GHOST RIDGE with drummer Dane Richeson. See the website: www.kirkandjack.com

See a 30 sec phone video of Tom Burgermeister and Jack playing the triple neck together at a gig: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmaywD4SPSk

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.   (Berthold Auerbach)

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SKYPE CONCERT - Schedule Jack and Jill for a custom live performance sent to your home from our studio stage. Click "Contact" above.  

Patrick Patterson was at the Caroline's Jazz Club concert and said: "If Roland Kirk had played guitar, this is what it would have looked like".

Explore my music with vocalist Jill Jensen and see our new video: www.jackandjilljazz.com

Visit Jill at www.jilljensen.com

JACK AND JILL JAZZ is the CD of the Los Angeles concert Jack did with Jill Jensen. Get it here on our shopping cart or download audio tracks at CD BABY. It's also at Schmitt Music Company in Racine, WI.

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Click here now to visit our CD store for Jack's 18 CDs,

Download tracks from some of our CDs including "10" at CD Baby.  Jack's greatest hits CD "10" has one favorite track from each of his first ten CDs.

Music is the strongest form of magic.

(Marilyn Manson)

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TOP 20 JAZZ GUITAR LESSONS DVD - 74 minutes

of energizing information based on Jack's books.

GUITAR SEEDS has grown fine guitarists for four decades. Have fun with the horizontal and vertical 20 position system liberating the fingerboard into one big position with melody, rhythm, and bass line chord systems including exercises in polytonality.

JAZZ RHYTHM GUITAR - This book / CD set has been created as a fast, clear, modern method of teaching jazz ensemble performing skills. Create award winning high school and college guitarists. Play along with bassist Tom McGirr, drummer Mike Lorenz and Jack.

MONSTER CHOPS - Explore new finger destinations in the ultimate technique book. Ignite single note technique and reading skills. Ultra modern jazz etudes in each of the 12 positions evoking spirits of Coltrane, Dolphy and Monk. Summary etudes combine all positions for complete mastery of the finger board. No scales. No tablature. For serious technique maniacs.

You don't have to learn this stuff but you will have to compete with someone who did.  (Ted Ashford)

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BIG AX - Walk with the original book that mobilized the world's jazz guitarists to play jazz bass lines and chords simultaneously on a standard guitar.

SUPER AX - Intensify your solo guitar skills with this introduction to improvising melody, bass, and chords simultaneously on a 6 string guitar.

131 AXERCISES FOR THE SOLO JAZZ GUITARIST Build single note solos with walking bass lines simultaneously! Expands ideas in the BIG AX and SUPER AX books.

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BRAIN TRAINING - Subliminally intensify and transform your performance. This self-hypnosis CD can help you become more confident and consistant.. For both male and female musicians. Voiced by Jill Jensen and John Schneider.

RIGHT NOW - relax

POWER PRACTICING - Maximize your motivation and efficiency . Enhance learning and productivity.

If you practice 8 hours a day doing something the wrong way, you will become very good at doing it the wrong way.   (Michael Jordan)

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Spend quality time with 18 of the most influential jazz guitarists. Play along with a CD of their solos using standard notation and tab.

JAZZ GUITAR STANDARDS - Charlie Christian, Billy Bauer, Jim Hall, Joe Pass, Grant Green, Chuck Wayne.

JAZZ GUITAR FAVORITES   - Wes Montgomery, George Barnes, Pat Martino, Hank Garland, .Barney Kessel, Howard Roberts.

JAZZ GUITAR CLASSICS - Django Reinhardt, George Benson, Kenny Burrell, Johnny Smith, Jimmy Raney, Tal Farlow.

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G.I.G. - GRASSEL INSTITUTE OF GUITAR - Study with me in person in Racine, Wisconsin U.S.A. 

SKYPE GUITAR LESSONS - Get answers on practicing, technique, chords, theory, improvisation and career without leaving home!

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Guitar One Magazine: "readers voted Mr. Grassel 'One of the ten best guitarists (you probably don't know) in America...' Years of study with George Van Eps, Tal Farlow, Jimmy Wyble, and Billy Bauer helped him create his own unique style."

                                                                      

Jazz Times Magazine: "Guitarist Jack Grassel may be the best-kept secret in the jazz guitar community (although aspiring players may know him from an instructional column he contributed to Guitar Player Magazine for many years). An astounding technician with remarkable fluency and speed on single note lines and an incredibly advanced harmonic vocabulary that is on par with the likes of chordal geniuses Ted Green and Lenny Breau. Grassel has continued to fly under the radar while quietly putting out the occasional guitaristic gem from his home base in Brewtown". (Bill Milkowski)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack Grassel Explore Jack's career on Wikipedia.

www.youtube.com/resultsw?search_query=jack+grassel Enjoy more videos.

http://www.guitarinstructor.com/blog/2013/01/30/jack-grassel-discusses-his-new-trident-triple-neck-axe              - an inspiring conversation with Mike Mueller from Guitar One Magazine.--

The Great Jazz Guitarists-The Ultimate Guide - This comprehensive guide has bios of over 500 jazz guitarists. It's on sale here for $11. (Thanks to Scott Yanow for including Jack in his new book.)

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