Contemporary Right Hand Patterns
This PDF E-book presents 40 patterns for development of the right hand. All of the patterns are contemporary in design and immediately adaptable to your playing approach. View a sample from this E-book. Read more...

The Expanding Guitarist
The Expanding Guitarist is a 48 page document containing a wealth of knowledge and information not often discussed in guitar circles. Read more...

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NEW CD! Spirit Crossing
Spirit Crossing is a blend of jazz and pop that will put you in the perfect vibe. The CD features 8 original songs with International artists Jamey Haddad and J.D Walter. Read more..

Welcome to Jay
The official website of Jazz guitarist, composer and educator Jay Umble.

An adjunct music faculty member at Bucknell University, Susquehanna University and Messiah College and leader of several bands, native Pennsylvanian Jay Umble is a full-time musician. His latest CD, Spirit Crossing, is his fourth solo release.

He currently leads his String Theory trio, featuring original fusion, ballads and straight ahead material and is half of the Umble-Druck duo with fellow Pennsylvannia guitarist Bill Druck.

Umble has also devoted time to publishing five books through Mel Bay Publications, Inc. He's participated in Mikes Master Classes online and teaches private study as well as clinics and workshops.

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