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Comins Ibanez In recent years, performing and arranging for solo guitar has become the main focus of my work as a guitarist. The main purpose, therefore, of this website is to provide you with links to my many video performances on YouTube, my instructional DVDs and downloadable lessons, and other lessons currently available with Hal Leonard Publishing. The vast majority of these lessons are sharply focused on arranging for solo guitar with my “flagship” two-hour lesson “How To Arrange Any Song For Solo Guitar” as well as 70+ additional full length song-specific arrangement lessons. For in-depth info click on the “Videos & Guitar Lessons” tab above.

Having said that, you'll still find plenty information and links to my work with prog-rock band THEO, fusion band FourFusion, the The Gwenyth Hayes Band, the Brad McNett duo, trio and quartet as well as many additional projects, recordings and collaborations I’m involved with. There are links to my performance schedule, booking information (look at the bottom right of the page) and, of course, info on music sales, CDs as well as downloads – please just look through the various tabs and buttons. Blog style posts and news updates will be posted in the modules below. Feel free to email me jake.reichbart@gmail.com with any questions or requests.

Summer Breeze

Summer Breeze, Guitar, Seals and Crofts, George Benson, Al Jarreau

Welcome to my 407th solo fingerstyle jazz guitar on YouTube, Summer Breeze by Seals and Crofts. This particular version is a composite of the original with the George Benson and Al Jarreau version which I really like. This arrangement is also inconsistent in that it contains improvised harmonies as well as “added” measures and beats here and there, which is to say that I decided to play it by feel, just going for it. Kindly subscribe, share, comment and please consider supporting me by purchasing my video lessons so I can continue to post weekly videos of the guitar arrangements we all love. Thanks, Jake

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Young at Heart, Frank Sinatra, solo jazz guitar, Jake Reichbart

Young at Heart, Frank Sinatra, solo jazz guitar

Welcome to my 405th solo fingerstyle jazz guitar on YouTube, Young at Heart by Frank Sinatra. Last week’s post was Overkill by Men at Work which exemplifies my live sets and one of the main joys of solo guitar, just going from tune to tune, as long as they’re tunes I like and enjoy, I’ll play them. Kindly subscribe, share, comment and please consider supporting me by purchasing my video lessons so I can continue to post weekly videos of the guitar arrangements we all love. Thanks, Jake

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Overkill, Men at Work, fingerstyle guitar

Overkill, Men at Work, fingerstyle guitar

Welcome to my 404th solo fingerstyle jazz guitar on YouTube, Overkill by Men at Work. Not to be taken too seriously, just having a little fun… Kindly subscribe, share, comment and please consider supporting me by purchasing my video lessons so I can continue to post weekly videos of the guitar arrangements we all love.

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Jake Reichbart On De-Mystifying Solo Guitar

Jake Reichbart On De-Mystifying Solo Guitar

Guitar virtuoso talks influences, technique and the solo gig he’s held for 25 years - By Jon Liebman
December 29, 2017 published on http://forguitarplayersonly.com/interviews-features/jake-reichbart-demystifying-solo-guitar/

Originally from Goteborg, Sweden, Jake Reichbart is a guitarist and bandleader, highly lauded for his virtuoso solo guitar styles, as well as being one of the busiest sidemen in the Detroit area. Since first moving to Michigan in 1991, Reichbart has spent much time in Detroit recording studios, doing sessions and jingle work, in addition to thousands of live gigs, including performances for two U.S. Presidents and three Michigan Governor’s Inaugural Balls.

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Christmas Medley

Christmas Medley, fingerstyle jazz guitar, It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Silent Night

Welcome to my 402nd solo fingerstyle guitar on YouTube, posted on December 22, 2017, a Christmas Medley comprised of “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” and “Silent Night”. Kindly subscribe, share, comment and please consider supporting me by purchasing my video lessons so I can continue to post weekly videos of the guitar arrangements we all love. Thanks, Jake - Happy Christmas!

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