WELCOME

Welcome to my website.
Here's a guide to some of the different sections of the site:

Demos: This section contains audio clips from, and information about, the different groups I perform with. Also included are a few solo clips.

Compositions: This section is mainly audio clips of some of my musical compositions in different styles.

Articles: This section consists of educational material I've put together and may change from time to time, so be sure to check back occasionally if you find anything useful here.

Recordings: This section contains audio clips of commercially available recordings of mine and links to purchase them online.

Confessions of a Stupid Guitarist: Part one of this section is an essay I wrote in the summer of 1996 concerning my frustrations at the time with finding my own musical voice. Since posting this here, I've been amazed by the number of responses I've received from people who have grappled with the same problems. Surprisingly, just learning that the majority of other musicians struggle with these issues helped me resolve much of the angst I expressed in this essay.

Confessions Part 2 is 2004 update of my experiences with these same problems and includes some ideas and suggestions for developing one's own voice, dealing with stage fright, etc.

8-STRING PAGES

Here's a section for all of you with 8-string guitar questions like: "Why are the frets all crooked?" and "What exactly are you trying to compensate for with the extra strings?"

PERFORMANCES / NEWS


Mike's Master Classes


I now have classes available at the Mike's Master Classes website. Mike's Master Classes is a great online teaching resource for jazz guitar (as well as other instruments). Classes are in the form of videos that also contain written materials. It's like a one-on-one private lesson that you can view over and over at your leisure, and is a great value at $29.99 per class. Be sure and also check out some of the other classes available there from people like John Stowell, Steve Herberman, Paul Bollenback, Lorne Lofsky, Vic Juris, Sid Jacobs, Randy Johnston, Jack Wilkins, Sheryl Bailey, and many more great guitarists/teachers.

At the Mike's Master Classes site, you can browse through classes covering a wide range of subjects from beginning to advanced level, watch video previews of each class, and read about the teachers featured at the site.

In addition to my Jazz Guitar Harmony series, a five-part series which covers chords and chordal playing on the guitar from the ground up, I also have a new series available called Modern Jazz Guitar. This new five-part series covers all different facets of the modern jazz guitar style exemplified by such guitarists as Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ben Monder, Jonathan Kreisberg, John Stowell, Lage Lund, Gilad Hekselman, Adam Rogers, and many other exciting and innovative players on the modern jazz scene. Check out the Mike's Master Classes site for more details.


http://www.mikesmasterclasses.com/


All of the play-along tracks used for demonstration of the examples in the modern jazz guitar series are available for free download on my Odds & Ends
page.


MySpace page for the Rucker/Lippincott duo:
http://www.myspace.com/ruckerlippincottduo/

Latest Articles

Miami/Dade College new jazz guitar student info:
A page giving information and procedures for new incoming students wishing to sign up for jazz guitar lessons at Miami/Dade College, Kendall Campus.

Brass Evolution
Monday, July 4th, 2016, 6:15 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
City of Fort Lauderdale 4th of July Spectacular
A1A and Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Free admission
http://www.fortlauderdale.gov/departments/parks-recreation/special-events/4th-of-july-spectacular

Ettienne Fuentes: drums
Jackson Bunn: keyboards
Matt Johnson: bass
Mitch Farber: guitar, vocals
Tom Lippincott: guitar
Nelson Colon: percussion, vocals
Kevin Wilde: trumpet
Luke Basso: trumpet
David Levitan: trombone
Lee Gabe: tenor sax
Jody Marlow: vocals
Michaela Paige: vocals

pop/rock/r&b




Tom Lippincott Trio
Thursday, July 7th, 2016, two sets, 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Bar Next Door
under La Lanterna di Vittorio
129 Macdougal St.
New York, NY 10012
$12 cover will get you in to both sets
http://lalanternacaffe.com/page/1rjs6/Bar_Next_Door.html

Tom Lippincott: guitar
Thomson Kneeland: bass
Diego Voglino: drums

jazz

Tom Lippincott Vermont Jazz Guitar Clinic
Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Grafton Inn
92 Main St, Grafton, VT 05146
http://www.graftoninnvermont.com/

jazz guitar clinic followed by performance and jam session. Hosted by guitarist Draa Hobbs
admission to clinic is $30
admission to performance/jam session is $10 or free with a meal purchase
If you would like to attend, please get in touch with me or Draa Hobbs through
Facebook messaging so that we can add you to the list. We would like to know
ahead of time how many to expect.

Tom Lippincott solo guitar
Wednesday, July 20th, 2016, 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
The Betsy Hotel
1440 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
http://www.thebetsyhotel.com/
jazz/pop


Miami Jazz Cooperative Guitar Summit II
Monday, August 8th, 2016, 8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Miami Jazz Cooperative Rent Party
Open Stage Clube
2325 Galiano Street
Coral Gables, FL 33134
$10 donation at door. Free for MJC members and students with ID
hhttp://www.miamijazz.org/Rent%20Party.htm

MJC presents the second Guitar Summit, back by popular demand
Featuring many of the top jazz guitarists in South Florida, including Neil Bacher, Mitch Farber, Phil Fest, Martin Hand, Fred Hsia, Aaron Lebos, Ramatis Moraes, Sandy Poltarack, Russ Spiegel, Eddie Trujillo, Lucian Williams, and many more
Hosted by Tom Lippincott
Jamie Ousley: bass
Lenny Steinberg: drums

jazz

The 14 Jazz Orchestra
Sunday, August 14th, 2016, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
All That Jazz Cafe
3941 N. Hiatus Road
Sunrise, FL 33351
$39.95 paid in advance. Includes concert and dinner
call 954-572-0821 to reserve your table
http://www.allthatjazzcafe.com/downloads/14-jazz-orchestra-Menu-Flyer-August-2016.pdf

Dan Bonsanti: director/arranger
Steve Reid, Cisco Dimas, Ray Chicalo: trumpets
Dante Luciani, Major Bailey: trombones
Ed Maina, Ed Calle, Neal Bonsanti, Pete Brewer: saxophones
Jim Gasior: piano
Tom Lippincott: guitar
Matt Bonelli: bass
Jack Ciano: drums

jazz


The 14 Jazz Orchestra
Monday, August 15th, 2016, 8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Miami Jazz Cooperative Rent Party
Open Stage Clube
2325 Galiano Street
Coral Gables, FL 33134
$10 donation at door. Free for MJC members and students with ID
hhttp://www.miamijazz.org/Rent%20Party.htm

Dan Bonsanti: director/arranger
Steve Reid, Cisco Dimas, Ray Chicalo: trumpets
Dante Luciani, Major Bailey: trombones
Ed Maina, Ed Calle, Neal Bonsanti, Pete Brewer: saxophones
Jim Gasior: piano
Tom Lippincott: guitar
Matt Bonelli: bass
Jack Ciano: drums

jazz

Steve Kornicks/Tom Lippincott duo
Friday, September 16th, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Books and Books, Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
http://www.booksandbooks.com/coralgables
jazz/pop




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