Jack Grassel

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JACK AND JILL JAZZ is a CD of the exciting Los Angeles concert I did with Jill Jensen. Includes a 6 minute video. Get it here on our shopping cart or download audio tracks at CD BABY. It's also available at Schmitt Music in Racine, WI.

Live Skype Concert - Schedule Jack and Jill to perform a custom concert sent to your home live from our studio.  Click "Contact" above.

www.jackandjilljazz.com is the website that explores my music with vocalist Jill Jensen. You can also find Jill at her web site: www.jilljensen.com

Enjoy the video I did with Jill: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za6HuaJtrAQ

At the first triple neck gig with Jill, Patrick Patterson was in the audience. He said:  "If Roland Kirk had played guitar, this is what it would have looked like". Downbeat Magazine writer Kevin Lynch called us "a quintuple threat musical power couple".

EL REFUGIO is the dynamic duo CD I recorded in Mexico with guitar virtuoso Guillermo Espinasse......... allaboutjazz - review OnMilwaukee.com - interview

Tal Farlow mobilized his recording equipment when I visited for lessons from 1994 to 1997 in Sea Bright, New Jersey. TWO GUYS WITH GUITARS is the resulting CD which lets you grasp the music. JazzTimes - review

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

Download MP3s of some of our CDs at CD Baby

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

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Our Own Company

The same day you order from us your items will be brought carefully into the office on an alpaca fur pillow from our warehouse. 27 highly trained multi-racial employees will fast all night while inspecting your items by the light of yak butter candles. After an hour of meditation and prayer by all employees, it will be placed in a red, white and blue priority box and marched to the post office where the entire town of Sturtevant will cheer and wave goodbye to your package. U.S. Delivery: 2-3 days Elsewhere 4-10 days.

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Find Solutions to Guitar Learning

Establish a cliche-free style, accelerate motivation, adapt effectively to change, conquer technical problems, gather answers, and generate employment. ------------

Skype Lessons - Connect with me from anywhere in the world. Turn your learning up to 11.

G.I.G. - Grassel Institute of Guitar in Racine Wisconsin - one lesson or a five day seminar.

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

GUITAR SEEDS has energized professional guitarists for four decades. Engage the book which illuminates my 20 position scale system liberating the fingerboard into one big position. Includes melody, rhythm, bass line chord systems and exercises in polytonality with superimposed polytonal arpeggios. 

JAZZ RHYTHM GUITAR - Ease your hands into chords pulsing with the rhythms of jazz with this fun book. Understand chording while playing with bassist Tom McGirr, drummer Mike Lorenz and me on the included CD.

MONSTER CHOPS - Explore new finger destinations in the ultimate technique book. Ignite single note technique and reading skills. 4 pages of ultra modern etudes in each of the12 positions evoking spirits of Coltrane, Dolphy and Monk. Summary etudes combine all positions for complete mastery of the finger board. No scales. No tablature. Only for serious guitar maniacs.

TOP 20 JAZZ GUITAR LESSONS DVD - An energizing supplement to my books. A stimulating 74 minutes includes 3 mini-concerts with: vocalist Jill Jensen, guitarist Bob Monagle and bassist John Price.

BIG AX - Walk with the original book that mobilized the world's jazz guitarists to play jazz bass lines and jazz 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 and walking bass lines simultaneously! Expands ideas in the BIG AX and SUPER AX books.

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

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

The Essential Book / CD Trilogy

I transcribed and played an inspiring solo by 18 influential jazz guitarists using historically correct guitars. These three books have standard notation, tablature, and playalong CDs at original and half speeds. The guitar channel may be turned off to solo with the rhythm section of pianist Jim Sodke, bassist Tom McGirr, and drummer Del Bennet. (Published by Hal Leonard)

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.

 

About Jack - the guitarist and teacher

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."

                                                                       

JazzTimes 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 Find 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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