Techniques covered include: Diatonic and Minot Third Substitution, Contrary Motion, Back Cycles, Walking Bass Lines, Modal Chord Scales, and Chord Scales with Tension. Examples are in both standard notation and tabulature.
Songs include "All The Things You Are", "Blue In Green", "Bluesette", "Cherokee", "500 Miles High", "Giant Steps", "Here's That Rainy Day", "How Insensitive", "I Could Write A Book", "In A Sentimental Mood", "Like Someone In Love", "My Favorite Things", "My Funny Valentine", "My One And Only Love", "My Romance", "Stella By Starlight", "There Is No Greater Love", "There Will Never Be Another You", "Windows" and "Yesterdays".
Bill then decided to move to Los Angeles to study at the Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT). Working his way through school as a pit orchestra player, Bill studied all types of music from rock, pop, and funk to Latin, Cuban, fusion and jazz. Dedicated and driven to learn all GIT had to teach in music, Bill graduated with honors. Ready to move to New York City to start his career, Bill changed his plans when Steve Freeman, President of the Atlanta Institute of Music (AIM), called him and offered him a position as guitar instructor at his school in Atlanta, Georgia.
Bill began teaching at AIM and is now the head of the guitar department. He has done seminars with some of music's finest players, such as Peter Erskine, Chuck Silverman, Robbin Dimagio, Jimmy Herring (Aquarium Rescue Unit), and Shane Theriot (Neville Brothers guitarist). He has played on several recording sessions for Atlanta-based producers Randy Hoexter, Huston Singletary and Tom Kidd. He is the guitarist for the recording group Liquid Blue, who have opened for Mike Stern, Dave Weckl, Lou Rawls, Joey DeFrancesco, Acoustic Alchemy and the Yellow Jackets (Jacksonville Jazz Festival).
Bill continues to study music with jazz legends Mike Stern, Steve Khan, Scott Henderson and Wayne Krantz. As an instructor, he knows that continued study enhances your playing, teaching, composition, and your growth as a musician.
Studying and playing guitar for 25 years, Bill Hart's music is a compilation of the many styles he enjoys. His current vision is to continue recording and tour as a side man with a major recording group.