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Jim Ferguson: Acclaimed Composer, Guitarist, Author

“[Jim Ferguson] is a wonderful composer . . . his technique is impeccable.”
—Just Jazz Guitar Magazine

“I read through [your music] and it is truly beautiful . . . I am a big fan of yours!”
—JoAnn Falletta, celebrated conductor and guitarist

“I can't think of anyone who has done more for jazz guitar than Jim Ferguson.”
—Jimmy Bruno, jazz guitar virtuoso



Xuefei Yang selects two of Jim's compositions! Details here.

New edition! 12 Semi-Simple Jazzy Studies builds on 12 Simple Jazzy Studies by exploring new keys, meter signatures, and upper areas of the fingerboard. See Catalogue for details.

New CD! Jim performs his dynamic 24 Jazzy Studies. Perfect for anyone learning Jim's studies—see Catalogue for details. (Find all of Jim's solo albums on iTunes and CDBaby!)

Check out Meredith Connie's artful performances of "Frankenstein Meets The Jazzman" and "Mad Love" and "The Fly" from Jim's Four Monsters suite!

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      New!   “Jazzotica”New: Jazzotica

Jim's newest suite for solo classical guitar, Jazzotica integrates jazz harmonies, odd meters, and a variety of other dynamic elements. See Catalogue for details, and read review here: Jazzotica Review.

New Book! Using common jazz chord progressions, Comping Standards For Jazz Guitar walks you through three primary comping approaches: straight-four, moving bass lines, and combo variants. See Catalogue for details.

"Winedark Sea," dedicated to acclaimed conductor JoAnn Falletta for her praise of Jim's compositions (see Reviews), is a dynamic programmatic piece inspired by Homer's The Odyssey. Featuring Jim's characteristic jazz harmonies, the piece suggests the launching of ships, stormy waters, and calm seas. See Catalogue for details, and read reviews here: Winedark Sea Reviews.

Also check out Film Noir—Four Scenes ("Dark Streets & Shadows," "Wheelman," "Femme Fatale," and "Heater"), Jim's ambitious tribute to classic films of the 1940s and 1950s. See Catalogue for details and sound samples, and read reviews here: Film Noir Reviews.

 

Jim now on Skype! Take private lessons with Jim in person or live via Skype from anywhere in the world. See Lessons for details.

Read Jim's experiences about using the right-hand little finger in fingerstyle technique: see About C.

Check out Jim's in-depth biography on Wikipedia:
Jim Ferguson's Wikipedia Biography
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