rehearsing with Robben Ford

rehearsing with Robben Ford

Here's a little clip of Robben Ford and myself rehearsing his tune "Go" from his new record before his livestream on June 12th....
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rehearsing with Robben (F Thing)

rehearsing with Robben (F Thing)

Here's a clip of a soundcheck rehearsal with Robben Ford performing my tune "F Thing" ...
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Soloing over 2 Key Centers

Soloing over 2 Key Centers

Here's an easy chord progression that could prove challenging to improvise over. In this Mini- Mojo Lesson I discuss how to approach soloing over a chord progression that shifts key centers....
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Harmonized Major Triads with Sweep Lick for Practice

Harmonized Major Triads with Sweep Lick for Practice

I walk through the triad positions of the Cmaj Harmonized Major Scale and show you a little sweep picking move to practice them with. I'm a big proponent of the "killing two birds with one stone!"....theory and technique in...
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Combining Riffs and Rhythms

Combining Riffs and Rhythms

This was posted to YouTube a few years back but though I'd add it here as well....it's a good explanation of my approach and how I think about combining "hooks" and riffs with rhythm parts. ...
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Playing Mike Stern's guitar though his stereo rig

Playing Mike Stern's guitar though his stereo rig

During the time I lived in NYC I had an apartment right around the corner from Mike and Leni Stern and used to go over quite often to jam and play tunes. (I've been friends with his wife Leni for almost 20 years and have...
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1963 Guild Starfire Jam

1963 Guild Starfire Jam

Here's a little progression played on a 1963 Guild Starfire. The pickups produce a really distinctive sound and it's very good for rhythm guitar parts....
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Some of my Hamer guitars

Some of my Hamer guitars

Back in the early 2000's I endorsed Hamer guitars, some of which I still play to this very day. (The green guitar I play alot is a Hamer Daytona strat style guitar. ) I thought it might be interesting to show you some of...
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My old Fender Bassman amplifier gets a new lease on life.

My old Fender Bassman amplifier gets a new lease on life.

After UPS beat the hell out of her, I got a great amplifier repair/builder in Los Angeles named Roy Blankenship to put her back together. She's purring like a kitten and roaring like a lion now......My 1968 or 67? I dunno...
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Double Stops up the Neck (Mini Mojo Lesson)

Double Stops up the Neck (Mini Mojo Lesson)

Here's a little lesson on a new way to look at double stops. First a little review lesson then we'll look at moving them up the neck.  For the full version please upgrade to a Mojo VIP Member....
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Inner Flame (with Mark Egan and Arjun Bruggeman)

Inner Flame (with Mark Egan and Arjun Bruggeman)

In 2018 legendary bassist Mark Egan asked me to contribute some guitar and lap steel to a project he was working on with a great percussionist named Arjun Bruggeman. This resulted in the recording entitled "Dreaming Spirits"....
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La. Jukebox TV show- live set 2001

La. Jukebox TV show- live set 2001

This was a live 3 song set I did in 2001 for a TV show called La. Jukebox. I think besides the regular host Aaron Neville was co-hosting this episode at the time. The tunes we did are "Ain't my Fault", "Bayou Chicken" and...
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Baritone Jam

Baritone Jam

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Dirty Power Trio with Kirk Covington and Ben Sheppard

Dirty Power Trio with Kirk Covington and Ben Sheppard

This footage is from my performance at the Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival in Montana a few years ago. I performed with my trio featuring Kirk Covington (Tribal Tech) on drums and Ben Sheppard on bass. ...
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Swamp Trance (with Mark Egan and Arjun Bruggeman)

Swamp Trance (with Mark Egan and Arjun Bruggeman)

In 2018 legendary bassist Mark Egan asked me to contribute some guitar and lap steel to a project he was working on with a great percussionist named Arjun Bruggeman. This resulted in the recording entitled "Dreaming Spirits"....
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Outro improv solo on "Kiss on my List" with Daryl Hall and John Oates

Outro improv solo on "Kiss on my List" with Daryl Hall and John Oates

Live in Paris, France 2019- a little moment at the segue from "Kiss is on my list" to "Private Eyes" where I stretch out for a few bars. I apologize to the kind Parisians in the front row that bore the full wrath of a Soldano...
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The story behind "New Orleans Funk Guitar Styles"

The story behind "New Orleans Funk Guitar Styles"

This is a little video that tells the history of the book "New Orleans Funk Guitar Styles." I wrote about 20 years ago (yikes)! and it's  still in print and still sells all over the world. I talk about what inspired me to...
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MOJO MINI LESSON  "Contrary Motion Chord Melody"

MOJO MINI LESSON "Contrary Motion Chord Melody"

Full lesson available to Mojo VIP members only. If you would like to see lessons, exclusive content, downloads etc...please consider becoming a MOJO VIP Member)  Here's a nice challenging chord melody turnaround in the key of...
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