Lenny Breau Tribute

Posted by rick washbrook on Sun, 04/15/01 - 11:11:55.
In Reply to MusicArrangers.com

If any body out there is reading this and your into the guitarist Lenny Breau please contact me my name is Rick Washbrook at rwashbrook@i-rocket.net
I just released a Lenny Breau Tribute would love to tell you about it
Yours truly
Rick Washbrook

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Rick Washbrook Lenny Breau Tribute. My e mail address changed

Rick Washbrook Guitarist Is Rising In Popularity

Rick Washbrook's guitar playing and music is a mixture of Jazz, Flamenco, and world music influences. His music is a mixture of styles but it is about both expressing a creative spirit, as well as sharing more love and peace in the world.

Washbrook had an unusual talent growing up, having a higher voice than the girls’ when singing in the famous North Hollywood Saint Michael's Choir. It isn't surprising, coming from someone who grew up in a family of child movie stars. His brother, John Washbrook, was the star of 'My Friend Flicka', and played roles in over 35 movies and many TV series, like 'Perry Mason', and many more.

The Washbrook’s are a highly creative family. Rick Washbrook has received many industry accolades, which has landed him high respect in Canada and has carved him a niche with his growing popularity in Nashville. He was asked to attend the Nashville CAAS, Chet Atkins Appreciation Society, where he performed and taught workshops to guitar players from all over the world. Rick was asked to return the second summer of 2004 – 2005. He has won awards such as the best guitarist of the year in the Kawarthas 2003, which is a very big region in the East part of Ontario.

After being very well received by the CBC Canadian radio network, Rick Washbrook's CD 'Roncesvalles Tango' released in 2007 was included in the top ten out of all Canadian music artist submissions in his category of Flamenco, Latin, and World Music.

Washbrook has traveled and played throughout Canada as far as the North West Territories, Switzerland, Davos Platze; Costa Rica, Lake Erie, California; Tahiti, The Keys, Florida, and more.

Originals from Rick Washbrook are from a deep broth of Flamenco and Jazz influences from the late and famous, genius guitarist, Lenny Breau; and his never ending respect for The Flamenco greats Sabicas and Montoya.
Washbrook always drew upon these guitar players’ roots when he was growing up and always will be.

Rick Washbrook is a creative guitarist, but is also a poetic singer/songwriter lyricist. With the modal inflections of World Music, Flamenco’s Spain Pop like Gypsy groves, infectiously deep and mesmerizing ballads of soulful fingers feather touching his strings, or the harmonic complexities of his jazz compositions all come out to make Rick Washbrook who he is.

Rick approaches a mixture of tradition in the Gypsy sense of creativity, but always a departure from convention when he adds his Jazz and Hot Club sounds... Mixing it all together will bring you Rick Washbrook recording artist and, and a lively spirited performance.
Katy Nicholson
July 19, 2011

http://www.washbrookmusic.com

rick@washbrookmusic.com

Rick Washbrook Guitarist Is Rising In Popularity

Re: Lenny Breau Tribute

My e mail has been changed to info@washbrook.com
Lenny Breau fans and guitarist interested in talking about Lenny please respond. Also visit the Lenny Breau Shrine at Yahoo. Now available five different instruction videos on different aspects of Lenny's style.
1 Two note essential comping tones
2 Harmonics
3 Altered sounds scales and chord substitutions
4 Modal and quartal concepts
5 Bass and melody/chord simultaniously

Also a tribute to Lenny called A Gypsy's Bed 28 solo guitar works a double CD.

At www.washbrook.com

Looking forward to speaking to any jazz guitarist
posted December 19th 2001

Re: Lenny Breau Tribute and guitar lessons

Hello
I have changed my e mail address to rick@washbrookmusic.com and web site to www.washbrookmusic.com
If you are a Lenny Breau fan please check out some of the tracks on my web site.

I am offering private and correspondance lessons web cam on the style of Lenny Breau and Jazz in general.

Happy picking and good luck and hope to hear from you.

Yours truly
Rick Washbrook

Re: Lenny Breau Tribute Guitar

: My e mail has been changed to rwashbrook@hotmail.com:

Guitar Lessons Via cassette

Hey! Please if you have the time to let your musical friends know that I do correspondence Guitar, Harmony, theory, voice leading, and re-harmonization and many eclectic styles guitar lessons via cassette.

I do it for people ya! all around the world.

It works like this….they send me their questions and examples of their playing and what their working on played on the cassette tape and then they mail it to me and then I listen.

What do they give me? Well it could be anything. They may want me to lift a solo from a CD so they would copy it to the cassette or it may be some short snippet of a few songs’, or the intro to a song anything they desire.

I send the tape back after I have done a lecture and explained note for note and where to put their fingers and the positions ect. I do this in a very slow and really relaxed manner, and then after around 3 to 4 weeks they reply with a response cassette and I listen to it and then evaluate it and send then a new lesson. Each lesson costs $50.00 but I am happy to do the first one for free.

Yours truly,

Rick Washbrook
416 824 3377
rwashbrook@hotmail.com

Re: Lenny Breau Tribute

My e mail is now rwashbrook@hotmail.com
I have a new web site now since the early 2000 when I released the tribute to LEnny Breua "A Gypsy's Bed"

Please contact me for any reason and especially correspondence lessons via cassette

Re: Lenny Breau Tribute and instruction video

The Lenny Breau Tribute contact information.
My name is Rick Washbrook my new e-mail address is
rwashbrook@home.com and my web site is www.washbrook.com
If any guitarist or musicians are interested in the Lenny Breau style of guitar please write me or visit my web site.

Re: Lenny Breau Tribute and instruction video

: The Lenny Breau Tribute contact information.
: My name is Rick Washbrook my new e-mail address is
: info@washbrook.com and my web site is www.washbrook.com
: Guitarist/musicians interested in the Lenny Breau style please write me or visit my web site.

The eight new instrucion videos on the style of Lenny Breau and jazz guitar in general

1. “The Intuitive Lenny Breau two note comping techniques for the advanced finger style guitarist”. This video explains the application of two note essential chord tones first from an intuitive approach and then from a theoretical point of view. You can start applying the knowledge right away. Two note comping chord tones are the appropriate 3rd and 7th degrees of any chord played together as a two-note chord to define if the chord is major or minor, or a dominant 7th chord. Lenny’s realization of using only two notes as his chord in any song being played logically freed up his remaining left hand fingers to play melodies. All of Washbrook’s examples start by learning two note comping tones for all chord types in all positions. This is your foundation to expand to the full potential of the fret board. You will find many close up examples on the TV and Washbrook uses an innovative almost eastern type philosophy of learning the examples one step at a time, which results in instant rewards and confidence. This method provides wise direction and organized training to develop coordination. This will insure that one will gain the insight and dexterity to develop the freedom not just to play memorized examples but one day to improvise using two note (or three note) chord tones with improvised melodies on top.
(Two one-hour videos with booklet)

2. “Altered sounds from melodic minor for chord re-harmonization and single note improvisation”. This video explains the application of how to use melodic minor first from an intuitive approach and then from a theoretical point of view. This way you can start applying the knowledge right away. All examples are approached with the Lenny Breau two note comping concept as your foundation to expand on. It has never been explained this way before. Washbrook discusses fingerings for the melodic minor, scale sequences, arpeggios, the melodic minor scale harmonized, static or functioning dominant 7th chords and the melodic minor applications, altered scales, chromatic notes in melodic lines, and more. Washbrook’s unique way of combining the lesson topics with two note comping tones as an easily memorable anchor point helps to retain and apply the knowledge faster.
(One Hour video and book)

3. “Altered sounds from harmonic minor for chord re harmonization and single note improvisation”. This video explains the application of how to use harmonic minor first from an intuitive approach and then from a theoretical point of view. This way you can start applying the knowledge right away. All examples are approached with two note comping as your foundation to expand on. Washbrook explains fingering for the harmonic minor, harmonic minor scale harmony, working with ii – V - 1 progressions, the diminished 7th chord in harmonic minor, arpeggios, harmonic minor in blues, static and functioning dominant 7th chords and understanding how to apply the harmonic minor sounds over these dominant 7th chords. This instructional material is well recorded and played slowly on the guitar with close-up examples on the TV screen. Washbrook’s unique way of combining the lesson topics with two note comping tones on the bottom strings helps one remember and apply the knowledge faster.
(One Hour video and booklet)

4. “Altered sounds diminished scale, whole tone scale, diminished whole tone scales”.
The teaching techniques in this video encourage your own natural way of understanding substitutions revealed through the viewpoint of altered chord clusters. Washbrook approaches the lessons on Lenny Breau’s two note comping style as your foundation to expand on. This instructional material is well recorded and played slowly on the guitar with close-up examples on the TV screen. Washbrook definitely has an individualistic way of explaining this. Washbrook’s unique way of combining the lesson topics with two note comping tones on the low strings helps one remember and apply the knowledge faster. (One Hour video and booklet)

5. “ Washbrook’s walking bass while adding chords and melody played simultaneously technique”.
This video first explains bass movement and applies it to chord progressions. The methods include many exercises to learn chord inversions and their different voice movements using different degrees of the chords as the moving bass part. Washbrook then goes on even further studying inversions and economy of movement to allow more complex chords and melodies to be played simultaneously along with the bass part. Stimulating examples have been prepared to help you develop coordination and technical understandings to actively practice by yourself at your own pace. Even though the video is full of information and examples, Washbrook’s method approaches this style in a way that allows you to become your own master teacher. It is similar to becoming your own arranger for the guitar. Washbrook teaches it like no one else making up bass, melody and chord parts that work from a memorized and then a truly improvisational point of view. Your development will require time, but Washbrook from the start always shows you how to make up your own examples as you go along and progress. Players like Martin Taylor, Tuck Andress, and Paul Musso do this technique today, but it is amazing to see Washbrook play this style. He is a natural at walking bass lines with chords and melody. The more you work at it the more the style becomes free for interjecting n improvisational ideas rather than memorizing pieces worked out note for note. It is very a rewarding style because it makes the guitar sound like a little band. It ultimately connects to other levels of the guitar such as voice leading, harmony, counterpoint, contrary motion, and a excellent way for the jazz student to get a feel for playing single note lines over chord changes in the higher octaves for melody use. (Two one-hour videos with booklet)

6. “The Intuitive Lenny Breau’s use of Harmonics”
One of Lenny’s most famous trademarks signature sound was his invention of the use of harmonics. Lenny would produce a harp or bell-like quality by playing the harmonic of chords, single notes, scales or even arpeggios created a haunting and mystical quality. This video includes basic introduction to how to play harmonics and then moves into advanced concepts. This instructional material is well recorded and played slowly on the guitar with close-up examples on the TV screen. Washbrook applies the use of harmonics creatively with an explanation of chord substitutions, modal applications, tonicization, arpeggio substitution, and help you find the best fingerings for such complex altered mystical sounds.
(One Hour video and booklet)

7. “The Intuitive Lenny Breau finger style interpretations of four popular standards”
This video teaches standards with a slow articulate note-for- note approach with close-up camera shots played slowly on the guitar for easy observation and fast retention for the student. This intimate teaching approach shares a true love and respect to the genius of Lenny Breau. Washbrook shows Lenny’s subtle nuances of tone, dynamics, harmonics, choice of chord substitutions, modal influences, two note comping chords with independent melody, rhythmical placement, phrasing and much more. These demonstrations cover much of Lenny’s stylistic key points and will motivate the student to learn these interpretations. We study the standards “Autumn leaves”, “Summertime”, “When Sunny Gets Blue”, and “All Of Me.” (One Hour video and booklet)

8.“Washbrook’s method of inversions, voice Leading, modal and quartal harmony concepts for guitar”.
This video explains the application of how to apply all your inversions of different chords in all positions on the fret board. The voice leading exercises are then applied with the knowledge of all the inversions to standard chord progressions. This instructional material is well recorded and played slowly on the guitar with close-up examples on the TV screen. The fun with modal and quartal harmony concepts will be introduced first from an intuitive approach first and then from a theoretical point of view, so that you can start applying the knowledge right away. Introducing them to you through famous recognizable standards helps you apply the modal and quartal harmony examples.
(Two one-hour videos with booklet)

Re: Lenny Breau Tribute

: Tell me more!! With all the great stuff on the net I've been able to play and study his music for a couple of years now.

SRG

Re: Lenny Breau Tribute & now web cam lesson's

Hi

Its been a while.
My web site has changed www.washbrookmusic.com
I am with a small indipendent CD label now
The name of the label is DIrty Ice Cream Music run by Dana Stone.

It feel like so many years have passed since my tribute to Lenny Breua release in 2001. So much is happening its overwhelming.

I want to say to all the artist out there keep going and persuing your craft. I pray the world stays at some degree of peace.

Rick Washbrook

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