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Mitch Chmara

Mitch Chmara is a Denver based guitarist Like many he was influenced early by Hendrix B.B., Roy Buchanan and JohnnyWinter. I wasn’t until high school that he first heard Johhny Smith, Wes and George Benson. In his own words, "I started the search for records to transcribe from Sonny Stitt, Charlie Parker, and Coltrane. I then got all the books I could buy on Improvisation.” To further his quest he met and sat with Howard Roberts (in Denver) and asked: "what can I do to improve my playing”? Howard’s reply was to "study harmony”! which led him to Ted Greene… According to John, Mitch is probably the best example of the evolution of Ted’s musical style. To be clear, Mitch made his living playing guitar in many styles and kept researching possibilities…Mitch’s books on Bebop lines (DVD) and Experiential Contrary Motion for guitar have sold all over the world.

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