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.

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 [...]

Etude No1 (For Guitar)

September 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Some months ago i started to write studies for guitar. Here is the first one. Regarding the right hand, it is based on the p i m i movement, starting on different strings. For the [...]

Symmetric Scales

August 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

One of the things i’ve been working on during the past years is the concept of symmetry in music. So what is symmetry when it comes to musical concepts ?


September 1st, 2012|0 Comments

Here a composition of mine. It's a waltz for voice & guitar, in 3 parts. The A part is in E minor and appears twice at the beginning and once at the end. The [...]

Guinga: Valsinha

January 1st, 2011|0 Comments

When I need some harmonic freshness, new chords with original functions and crazy guitar voicing, the first thing that comes to my mind is: "Let's transcribe some Guinga stuff." Guinga is a genius composer [...]

Nelson Veras: Wave

December 1st, 2009|0 Comments

This is my first transcription from this amazing album by Nelson Veras, "Solo Sessions Vol.1". Maybe one of the best solo guitar album ever made in the jazz idiom. I'm still not 100% sure [...]

Una Vez

November 10th, 2009|0 Comments

This composition is an happy song (in C major, yeah !), in 7/8 meter. The groove came up after I spent some times studying 2 different things: cuban music on one side, with the [...]

John Scofield: Nardis

October 26th, 2006|0 Comments

Here a transcription of John Scofield's guitar solo on Nardis. It is from the 1990 album by great bass player Harvie Swartz, "A different Light". The album is a compilation of guitar/bass duets with [...]

Nelson Veras: My Funny Valentine

May 1st, 2006|0 Comments

Nelson Veras is one of the greatest genius of modern jazz guitar, and maybe my favorite guitar player of all time ! His playing is just phenomenal. Here a transcription I made of his [...]