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Hi ! My name is Donald Régnier. I was born in Metz, France, in 1972. I started to play the guitar around 10 and coding around 11. I studied computer sciences at the University of Nancy and jazz guitar at the Conservatory of Metz, but I consider myself mainly self-taught in both music and coding.  I lived in Ecuador during 13 years, from 2008 to 2021. Welcome. This is my blog.

Keith Jarrett: All The Things You Are (Tribute)

November 7th, 2019|0 Comments

A transcription of Keith Jarrett's right hand soloing on All The Things You Are, recorded on October 15, 1989 (CD Tribute). Changes are indicative. Keith Jarrett often plays substituted harmony. Amazing fast lines (Quarter [...]

Keith Jarrett: Bye Bye Blackbird

November 4th, 2019|0 Comments

A transcription of Keith Jarrett's right hand soloing on Bye Bye Blackbird, recorded on October 19, 1991 (CD Bye Bye Blackbird). Changes are indicative. Keith Jarrett often plays substituted harmony. Amazing lines !! The [...]

Keith Jarrett: Autumn Leaves (Still Live)

October 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

A transcription of Keith Jarrett's right hand soloing on Autumn Leaves, recorded on July 13, 1986 (CD Still Live). Changes are indicative. Keith Jarrett often plays substituted harmony. In chorus No7, they really change [...]

Maria Pia de Vito: Renewal

September 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Here a transcription of one of my favorite jazz singer: Maria Pia de Vito. The song is Renewal, and was composed by guitarist Ralph Towner for his band Oregon. He's also playing the guitar [...]

Bach: Two-Part Invention No1

May 11th, 2019|0 Comments

It's been a long time I wanted to record some Bach stuff, and it's been a long time I wanted to experiment with electronic sound treatment of the classical guitar. Combining the two ideas, [...]

Antoine Boyer: Someday My Prince Will Come

May 8th, 2019|0 Comments

Here my second transcription of the amazing Antoine Boyer. A short solo guitar rendition of the classic Someday My Prince Will Come. Notes on this transcription: - Listen to his version to get the [...]

Nahuel Pennisi: Oración del Remanso

January 13th, 2019|1 Comment

Nahuel Pennisi is a singer, guitarist and songwriter from Argentina. He was born blind, left-handed and learned to play the guitar by himself, with the instrument lying on his knees. He plays "Nuevo Folklore", [...]

Egberto Gismonti: Ruth

December 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Here a transcription of Egberto Gismonti's version of Ruth. The piece was written by Egberto's grandfather Antônio Gismonti, for his daughter. (Egberto's mother) This version if from his 1987 CD "Alma", one of my [...]

Jonathan Kreisberg: Lina Rising

July 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Here it is ! Jonathan Kreisberg's solo on his composition "Lina Rising", from his recent duet album with Nelson Veras, "Kreisberg meets Veras". You can buy the album HERE. The chord changes were transcribed [...]

Symmetric Chords & Circle of Fifths

June 21st, 2018|0 Comments

The two common symmetric chords are the augmented triad, dividing the octave in major thirds, and the diminished 7th chord, dividing the octave in minor thirds: When we transpose non-symmetric chords, we all know [...]

Nelson Veras: Lina Rising

June 16th, 2018|1 Comment

Another great guitar solo by Nelson Veras. This time on a beautiful composition by Jonathan Kreisberg, "Lina Rising", from their recent duet album "Kreisberg meets Veras". You can buy the album HERE. Again, the [...]

Antoine Boyer: We Will Meet Again

June 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Antoine Boyer is a young french guitar prodigy who masters equally modern jazz guitar, gypsy guitar and classical guitar. Here's my transcription of his version of the great Bill Evans tune "We will meet [...]

Dodecaphonic Series & Guitar Fingerings

January 30th, 2018|0 Comments

The goal of this article is to relate a musical concept on one side (the dodecaphonic series) with a instrument constraint on the other side (fingerings "in position" on the guitar). The idea came [...]

A Sudoku of Keys

January 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Here's a little sheet i made that i use to practice things in all 12 keys. It's a simple 12x12 grid, with a note name in each square. For the ones who have played [...]