Open Music

Good People, hope this early October day finds you living the good life of autumn. Love and blessings to those harmed in the Las Vegas tragedy. It makes my stomach turn. Please stop this insanity on our beloved planet earth…

Today I’ve got some news about OpenMusic. This is the name of a group of great jazz musicians that share their music and teaching through the medium of online instructional videos. The roster of players includes bassists Christian McBride and Rueben Rodgers, pianist Peter Martin, trumpeter Sean Jones, drummers Greg Hutchinson and Ulysses Owens Jr., vibraphonist Warren Wolf, and on guitars Romero Lumbambo and me. I’m honored to be included! My connection with these folks is a bunch of them have played in the group with Dianne Reeves. (I’ve played with Dianne on and off for the last 5 years and still have some concerts with her lined up). 

Today I’m thrilled to announce the release of a NEW video series that I’ve developed with OpenMusic called Great Guitar Covers. I’ve created videos of me playing solo on some cool tunes. Included is the help of having the sheet music scroll along at the same time. And also included are teaching videos where I go in depth on how I play the arrangements and why I chose this chord instead of that. And, ta dah, finally the PDF of the sheet music appears in your download too.

Here’s the song list and more info:

If this all looks good and you’re interested, follow this link:

And because we’re all friends, we’ve arranged for a special launch discount where “friends of PS” get 20% off of the course.

Use offer code:


And maybe you’re not a player but just an enthusiastic listener. Well, the new vids are here at YouTube and are totally free to take in. I had fun creating them and I’m stoked that they finally get to join the cyber brain trust. Have fun!

For live music this week both Leonard and I are thrilled to play a show at the Cardiff Library on Wednesday evening. It starts at 7pm and the sound is good and the vibe is tops! It’s free too so lots to be thankful for.

Leonard and Peter having a laugh in full bop swing!
Photo by Steve Wood

There it is folks, opening to music, opening to the good things in life….namaste, Peter

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