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Written for my life-long guitar hero Jan Akkerman. The middle line is a guitar part really, with the 1st and 3rd e played on the B-string and the 2nd e on the E-string. After that follow this system.

Baseline: The Guitar Album

Akkerman

A tune inspired by the happy sound of great musician Pat Metheny. His musical world was always such an inspiration to me. The melody is supposed to be played by the double bass.

Baseline: Why Really

Metheny

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre in which melody, harmony and rhythm are all equally important. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

Baseline: Why Really

Maria

A song inspired by and dedicated to the great Brazilian musician, composer, Hermeto Pascoal. A flowing rubato feel throughout is how I perceived this song. The change of meter is merely a hint.

Baseline: The Guitar Album

Hermeto

A traditional Blues feel, using Phrygian colours throughout the song give this tune its character. To be played loud and mean. During the solos the bass line can loosen up naturally.

Baseline: Déjà Vu

Fridge Blues

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre where melody, harmony and rhythm are all important elements. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

Van de Geyn: :Woodwind Works

Longing

A real hard bop/modal tune, I hear a mix of Elvin Jones and Art Blakey. During the solo's try to have the A-sections blend into each other. A drum solo is great, with the B accents played by the band.

Baseline: Déjà Vu

Che Cha

This song is a bolero really. The bass line is crucial, although during the solos you can be more liberal. A word to the chord players: triads are great! Sometimes 7ths are too much.

Karel Bouhlee: Blue Prelude

Missing You

Well, the title speaks for itself. The second chord in bar 4 is the one that gives that subtle brightness. Make sure to count the last 2 bars carefully. Some real sms-chords are present in this song.

Baseline: The Guitar Album

In fact this upbeat song is a study in the mixing of minor and major blues scales. The major 3rd never played right-on-it, but always approached; the minor third always possible. Good stuff.

Baseline: The Guitar Album

Mixed Up

Baseline: Returns

Wheeling

Written for my life-long guitar hero Jan Akkerman. The middle line is a guitar part really, with the 1st and 3rd e played on the B-string and the 2nd e on the E-string. After that follow this system.

Philip Catherine: September Sky

Randy Moon

Written for my life-long guitar hero Jan Akkerman. The middle line is a guitar part really, with the 1st and 3rd e played on the B-string and the 2nd e on the E-string. After that follow this system.

Michel Herr: Intuition

Orange Blossom

Written for my life-long guitar hero Jan Akkerman. The middle line is a guitar part really, with the 1st and 3rd e played on the B-string and the 2nd e on the E-string. After that follow this system.

Philip Catherine: Oscar

Pendine

Written for my life-long guitar hero Jan Akkerman. The middle line is a guitar part really, with the 1st and 3rd e played on the B-string and the 2nd e on the E-string. After that follow this system.

Joe Lovano: Solid Steps

Straight Shot

Written for my life-long guitar hero Jan Akkerman. The middle line is a guitar part really, with the 1st and 3rd e played on the B-string and the 2nd e on the E-string. After that follow this system.

Wheeler: :California Daydream

California Daydream

Written for my life-long guitar hero Jan Akkerman. The middle line is a guitar part really, with the 1st and 3rd e played on the B-string and the 2nd e on the E-string. After that follow this system.

Chet Baker: Hazy Hugs

Someday You'll Leave Me

Written for my life-long guitar hero Jan Akkerman. The middle line is a guitar part really, with the 1st and 3rd e played on the B-string and the 2nd e on the E-string. After that follow this system.

Baseline: The Guitar Album

Celestion

Che Cha

Serenity

A tune inspired by the happy sound of great musician Pat Metheny. His musical world was always such an inspiration to me. The melody is supposed to be played by the double bass.

Franco d'Andrea: Volte

Strike Again

A tune inspired by the happy sound of great musician Pat Metheny. His musical world was always such an inspiration to me. The melody is supposed to be played by the double bass.

Baseline: Why Really

Christmas Song

Written for my life-long guitar hero Jan Akkerman. The middle line is a guitar part really, with the 1st and 3rd e played on the B-string and the 2nd e on the E-string. After that follow this system.

Baseline: Déjà Vu

Green Book

Written for my life-long guitar hero Jan Akkerman. The middle line is a guitar part really, with the 1st and 3rd e played on the B-string and the 2nd e on the E-string. After that follow this system.

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Written for my life-long guitar hero Jan Akkerman. The middle line is a guitar part really, with the 1st and 3rd e played on the B-string and the 2nd e on the E-string. After that follow this system.

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Northern Moon

Standard

Another Family Joy

Secrets And Things

A song dedicated to the great composer and trompettist Kenny Wheeler. The tune exposes sets of two different chords  that share the same potential scale, yet each with a completely different character.

Written for my life-long guitar hero Jan Akkerman. The middle line is a guitar part really, with the 1st and 3rd e played on the B-string and the 2nd e on the E-string. After that follow this system.

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Written for my life-long guitar hero Jan Akkerman. The middle line is a guitar part really, with the 1st and 3rd e played on the B-string and the 2nd e on the E-string. After that follow this system.

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Written for my life-long guitar hero Jan Akkerman. The middle line is a guitar part really, with the 1st and 3rd e played on the B-string and the 2nd e on the E-string. After that follow this system.

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Equivocal

Written for my life-long guitar hero Jan Akkerman. The middle line is a guitar part really, with the 1st and 3rd e played on the B-string and the 2nd e on the E-string. After that follow this system.

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Written for my life-long guitar hero Jan Akkerman. The middle line is a guitar part really, with the 1st and 3rd e played on the B-string and the 2nd e on the E-string. After that follow this system.

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Written for my life-long guitar hero Jan Akkerman. The middle line is a guitar part really, with the 1st and 3rd e played on the B-string and the 2nd e on the E-string. After that follow this system.

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Extension Chord

Tuesday 'Round Midnight

Morning Fever

It will take quite some time to create and upload all compositions. Bear with me over the coming period. Feel free to use any of the tunes on this page.

Really a drum feature; building up intensity, yet not breaking into a solo. The band playing the line over and over. The format is an open and surprising drum situation; the bass setting up the new round.

Baseline: The Guitar Album

Minor Job

Moving colours over pedals is the core of this song. At the end of the form it is nice that the next soloists somehow slowly takes over and gives the Q for the return to the beginning of the form.

Baseline: Why Really

Soulrole

A song inspired by a short story by Lester Del Rey. Rubato for the first A-section, and in fact any first A-section. This means that the last bar starts in tempo, but falls apart into a rubato.

Baseline: Returns

Though Dreamers Die

Baseline: The Guitar Album

TT Blues

A tune inspired by the happy sound of great musician Pat Metheny. His musical world was always such an inspiration to me. The melody is supposed to be played by the double bass.

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre where melody, harmony and rhythm are all important elements. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

Deborah Brown: Eurobopping

Spring Fever

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre where melody, harmony and rhythm are all important elements. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

Baseline: Why Really

Why Really

Van de Geyn: Woodwind Works

Northsea Night

This song floats over a minor pedal becoming major in the last A and finds contrast in the rich harmonic bridge. It's important that the bassist sticks to the pedal at all times.

Joe Lovano: Solid Steps

Benjamin

A song written in jubilation of the birth of my son Benjamin in July 1986. All the dominants in the A-sections have regular 9ths and 13ths except the Gb7 with its #5, making it a whole-tone chord.

A tune inspired by the happy sound of great musician Pat Metheny. His musical world was always such an inspiration to me. The melody is supposed to be played by the double bass.

Chet Baker: Hazy Hugs

Hazy Hugs

A tune inspired by the happy sound of great musician Pat Metheny. His musical world was always such an inspiration to me. The melody is supposed to be played by the double bass.

Philip Catherine: Moods II

Two Faced Lover

A tune inspired by the happy sound of great musician Pat Metheny. His musical world was always such an inspiration to me. The melody is supposed to be played by the double bass.

Larry Schneider: Milanka

Three Of A Kind

A tune inspired by the happy sound of great musician Pat Metheny. His musical world was always such an inspiration to me. The melody is supposed to be played by the double bass.

David Lynx: Where Rivers Join

Hibble And Hydes

A tune inspired by the happy sound of great musician Pat Metheny. His musical world was always such an inspiration to me. The melody is supposed to be played by the double bass.

Baseline: Déjà Vu

A Reason To Fly

A tune inspired by the happy sound of great musician Pat Metheny. His musical world was always such an inspiration to me. The melody is supposed to be played by the double bass.

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Home Cookin'

A tune inspired by the happy sound of great musician Pat Metheny. His musical world was always such an inspiration to me. The melody is supposed to be played by the double bass.

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Lagoon

A tune inspired by the happy sound of great musician Pat Metheny. His musical world was always such an inspiration to me. The melody is supposed to be played by the double bass.

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Princess Dance

A tune inspired by the happy sound of great musician Pat Metheny. His musical world was always such an inspiration to me. The melody is supposed to be played by the double bass.

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Brainpain

Noxious Knockout

A tune inspired by the happy sound of great musician Pat Metheny. His musical world was always such an inspiration to me. The melody is supposed to be played by the double bass.

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Slight Light

A tune inspired by the happy sound of great musician Pat Metheny. His musical world was always such an inspiration to me. The melody is supposed to be played by the double bass.

A tune inspired by the happy sound of great musician Pat Metheny. His musical world was always such an inspiration to me. The melody is supposed to be played by the double bass.

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Ready For Take-off

A tune inspired by the happy sound of great musician Pat Metheny. His musical world was always such an inspiration to me. The melody is supposed to be played by the double bass.

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A Faster Idea

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre where melody, harmony and rhythm are all important elements. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

Baseline: Returns

The Magic Kingdom

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre where melody, harmony and rhythm are all important elements. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

Baseline: Returns

The Avenger

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre where melody, harmony and rhythm are all important elements. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

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Beauty

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre where melody, harmony and rhythm are all important elements. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

Baseline: Returns

Returns

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre where melody, harmony and rhythm are all important elements. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

Baseline: Déjà Vu

Emerald Dream

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre where melody, harmony and rhythm are all important elements. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

Baseline: Déjà Vu

Déjà Vu

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre where melody, harmony and rhythm are all important elements. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

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Orientation

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre where melody, harmony and rhythm are all important elements. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

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If I Listen Too Long ...

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre where melody, harmony and rhythm are all important elements. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

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Airstrip

Fourty-Five

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre where melody, harmony and rhythm are all important elements. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

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X

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre where melody, harmony and rhythm are all important elements. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

Things Won't Be The Same

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre where melody, harmony and rhythm are all important elements. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

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Honk

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre where melody, harmony and rhythm are all important elements. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

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Little Grey Bird

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre where melody, harmony and rhythm are all important elements. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

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X

Maria has been written to honour the rich music of Brazil. A genre where melody, harmony and rhythm are all important elements. Maria is merely an allegory for the beauty of this music. 

Deborah Brown: Eurobopping

Silver Blues

Written for my good friend from Seattle: Martha, Showing me new ways to explore life. A song

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Mushroom Martha