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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 my YouTube channel, my instructional DVDs and downloadable lessons, and other lessons currently available with Hal Leonard Publishing as well as Mike's Master Classes. The vast majority of these lessons are sharply focused on arranging for solo guitar with my “flagship” downloadable video lessons “How To Arrange Any Song For Solo Guitar” and "An Introduction to Fingerstyle Guitar and Solo Guitar Arranging" as well as almost 200 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.

Pat Metheny Fingerstyle guitar

Dream of the Return - Pat Metheny Group

How can Pat Metheny be only 60? His musical output is as if he's been around for 200 years... One of the greatest guitarists and composers ever, Happy Birthday! I arrange many of his tunes for solo guitar, here is one of them, check it out.

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Boogie On Reggae Woman - Fingerstyle guitar

Boogie On Reggae Woman

I'm on a deep Stevie Wonder trip! Here is a solo fingerstyle guitar arrangement for "Boogie On Reggae Woman".
As always, please "like", share, comment, and above all, enjoy! Jake

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Very Early - Bill Evans

Very Early - Bill Evans

A belated tribute to the great Bill Evans, a challenging but very beautiful tune, "Very Early", performed solo guitar, head, a couple choruses of improv, head and out.
Enjoy.

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Help Me - Joni Mitchell

Help Me - Joni Mitchell

One of the most beautiful pop songs I ever had the pleasure of arranging for solo guitar, "Help Me" by Joni Mitchell.
It's hard to imagine there was a time when songs like this were at the top of the charts... 

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DVDs/downloadable lessons

All lessons are available as either DVDs or downloads, the content is identical. Please note, I do not have an online store! Email me directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for all the info on payment, downloads as well as shipping if you choose DVDs (Sorry, I can no longer ship DVDs outside the US). Thanks!

General method lessons:

1) How To Arrange Any Song For Solo Guitar, whatever song-specific lessons you intend to purchase, this unique 2-hour lesson will help you with any and all solo guitar arrangements, click here for a free sample: Jake Reichbart DVD Lesson Excerpts: How To Arrange Any Song For Solo Guitar

2) An Introduction to Fingerstyle Guitar and solo guitar arranging, this brand new, 2020, monster lesson (two hours and 40 minutes) is the companion to the above “How to Arrange lesson”. While the former focuses heavily on harmony, this new lesson approaches the fingerstyle aspect in great depth with many examples and exercises. A PDF index/content for both lessons is available, just ask! Click right here for a lengthy free sample: An introduction to fingerstyle guitar and solo guitar arranging

3) Lead electric blues guitar, 90 min., based on my guitar work on the accompanying CD to the Hal Leonard book Bass Grooves: The Ultimate Collection by Jon Liebman

4) Lead Jazz Guitar, The Art of Phrasing with Rhythmic Figures and Patterns. If you know scales, arpeggios and chords but somehow can't quite seem to put together a satisfying solo, this video lesson will show you how. An hour and 20 minutes.Intermed/Adv.

5) A jazz harmony for the guitar, intermediate/advanced, in-depth study of "drop" chords, diminished harmony for 7th chords and much more!

Song-Specific arrangement lessons:

In these lessons I go over the arrangements very slowly and in great closeup. The lessons are very informative and are designed not only to show what I do in any particular song, but also to show how I got there and how you can create your own, plus countless other tips and techniques. Each lesson may also go in depth into one or more unique topic that make a particular arrangement stand out. Most of the lessons are also beautifully produced in widescreen, the most recent in HD. The list below is hyper-linked, Click on the the lesson title in gold to see the performance video to which the DVD relates.

Here are some free lesson samples:

Available titles: There are a TON of them, make sure to scroll all the way down and to click on the song title in gold to see my YouTube performances of the songs, the text is hyperlinked. The titles below are arranged in categories, some artists have their own, such as the Beatles or Steely Dan, others are listed in a general style category, i.e. Classic Rock or R&B/Soul, Bossa Nova, etc. Again, click right on the titles to see the YouTube performance videos:

Stevie Wonder:

Beatles+

Steely Dan+

Sinatra/Fitzgerald/Bennet/Bacharach+

Straight ahead Jazz

Bossa/Latin

Pat Metheny

Classic Rock

Soft Rock/Pop/Themes/Instrumentals, etc… 

R&B, Soul, Funk, Smooth Jazz, classic and contemporary