The Fretboard Journal

"A few years ago, we filmed Bill Frisell performing a gorgeous solo version of "Embraceable You." A young and very promising guitarist decided to transcribe it. For a limited time, you can order this transcription directly from Jan via the link below.

Jason Verlinde, The Fretboard Journal

Review by the Guitar Music Institute:

Strawberry Fields Forever - Fender Road Worn 50s Telecaster

Modal Subversions with The Beatles - Exceptional Harmonic Language in Popular Music.

Black Hole Sun - a Chris Cornell tribute

Modal Subversions - Exceptional Harmonic Language in Popular Music.

Negative Harmony Applied to "Stella By Starlight"

How to apply the concept of ‘negative harmony’ to a standard.

Tunes that should've been turned into jazz standards

#1: Star Trek Original Series Intro

- Space: the final frontier. These are ... I've been to the movies.

#2: All Apologies

First take on "All Apologies" by Kurt Cobain. Lens flares vs. quartal harmony. The fourth way.
More solo electric guitar:


Jan Jakut is an electric-guitarist based in Seattle, Washington. Confronting the musical aesthetics of Hendrix and Cobain with textures derived from Jazz, 50s and 60s instrumental music, he explores contemporary genres in a jazz setting. Working on his first EP he is poised and determined to tour his music.

He studied for his Master's degree in Jazz and Improvised Music with the Helen A. Reynolds Endowed Scholarship in Music and worked as Teaching Assistant at the University of Washington, Seattle. His first publication for Schott Music International was released in early 2015, in 2016 he was one of the finalists in Lee Ritenour's Six String Theory Music Competition.

With Juju Music Edition he releases customized transcriptions of full solo guitar performances, arrangements and educational material especially written for solo jazz guitar & fingerstyle guitar.

Juju Music Edition:

Transcriptions & Arrangements:

For all inquiries including booking, accompaniment, or sheet music:


Jakut | Lukassen | Chikara, Donau 115 D`Aquisto

Blog: Grunge & Jazz for electric guitar

# 7 sheet music: 'You're Standing On My Neck' - Daria TV Series Theme (1997)

'You're Standing On My Neck' PDF

# 6 '233 Butler' - Grunge & Jazz for electric guitar

# 5 Goodbye Pork Pie Hat vs. Heart Shaped Box

Exploration in Modal Subversion: Grunge & Jazz for electric guitar. 'Nirvana's repertoire in particular is filled with many apparent cross-relations, comprising a salient feature of their songwriting style. It often seems that the moment at which the expected modality of a song is called into question by the appearance of a cross-relation comprises the song's 'hook'."

- Chris McDonald: Exploring modal subversions in alternative music

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03/18/2017, 7.00 pm Grunge & Jazz for electric guitar, MoPop (Experience Music Project Museum) Seattle, Washington
10/08/2016, 7.00 pm Duo w/ Alex Oliverio, C&P Coffee West-Seattle, Washington
10/05/2016, 7.00 pm Modal Subversions III, The Royal Room Seattle, Washington
10/02/2016, 7.00 pm Grunge & Jazz for electric guitar, G. Donnalson’s Tacoma, Washington
08/20/2016, 7.00 pm Grunge & Jazz for electric guitar, Stone Brewing Berlin Berlin, Germany
06/07/2016, 7.30 pm Tai Taitano's recital, University of Washington Seattle, Washington
05/31/2016, 7.00 pm karma juju, The Royal Room Seattle, Washington
04/26/2016, 7.00 pm karma juju, The Royal Room Seattle, Washington
03/19/2016, 11.30 am karma juju, U Link Launch Day, University of Washington and Capitol Hill stations Seattle, Washington
03/05/2016, 7.00 pm karma juju, House Show Seattle, Washington
02/18/2016, 7.30 pm Quartet, University of Washington Seattle, Washington
02/05/2016, 7.00 pm Solo, solstice IMP Seattle, Washington
01/26/2016, 7.00 pm karma juju, Kakao Seattle, Washington
01/14/2016, 7.00 pm w / UW Symphony with Michael Gibbs & Bill Frisell, Meany Hall Seattle, Washington