Jim Bastian's
  Jazz Guitar Hardball Magazine Columns

Forward Steps in Melodic Soloing     June 2009


New Ideas on Practicing     May 2009


Evans Amplifiers: Interview with Scot Buffington  April 2009


Strolliní with T-Bone Walker, Part 2          April 2009


Strollin' With T-Bone Walker, Part 1      March 2009


The Elvis Effect and Jazz Education    February  2009


Schecterís Hot Rod History, January 2009


A Holiday Theme from Wes Montgomery    December 2008


Wes Montgomery Octaves   November 2008


Luthier Mark Campellone Interview October 2008

                                           Mark Campellone  page 2

Exploring the Bebop Style of Charlie Parker     October 2008

Jazz Exercise: Countdown  September 2008

Down Home with Cal Collins    August 2008

Pentatonics Gone Wild!    July 2008 

Tal Farlow:  Reluctant Jazz Great and His Gibson Model    April 2008


Johnny Smith: Extraordinary Man, Extraordinary Guitar    March 2008


The World of George Benson, Part 1     January  2008


The World of George Benson   Part 2     February 2008



ďJim can jump between several subjects seamlesslyÖ..one of our favorite contributors!Ē

                                    Adam Moore, Managing Editor
                                    Premier Guitar
 Magazine (June 3, 2008)


"Thanks for helping us make Premier Guitar a killer mag!"

                                   Joe Coffey, Editorial Director

                                    Premier Guitar Magazine (Sept. 11, 2008)


"...great column, extremely valuable content".

                                 Gayla Paul Drake, Managing Editor

                                 Premier Guitar Magazine (March 17, 2009)

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Pitch:  Itís All Perfectly Relative,  Part 2,  December  2007


Pitch:  Itís All Perfectly Relative,  Part 1, November 2007


Everyone Raise Your Hands  (Discussion on Picking Technique) 

October 2007


Barney Kesselís Improvised Chord Lines   September 2007 


Gibson and the Artist Barney Kessel Models    August 2007


Jazz Guitar Major: Pros and Cons, July 2007


Why We Collect   June 2007


Vintage Jazz Guitar Market: Bullish, Bearish, or Biased?    May 2007


From the Heart, Part 2     April 2007


From the Heart, Part 1    March 2007


Why Johnny Canít Read    February 2007




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