Hi Mark, thanks for sharing . Can you clarify how you picked those songs please? Your list is called "guitarists I love" but there's only one song per artist and some of the artists are not guitarists so we don't know who's playing guitar on those.
@Thomas Gore Hi Thomas, I'm just a beginner in that area. Here are a couple of videos from teacher Marc where he explains what I mean by "shell chords": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOJc2iC-SNY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCOrM5K0c0U
Hi, I am Mert- a newbie to jazz playing and I would like to express myself through playing the notes to convey feelings and stories as a storyteller I was but mostly in the literal form and visual one. But I think I want to explore the sound aspect as well. And I would like to be part of this community. Be inspired and to inspire.
@Stuart Marshall yeah! That's the way you do it: constructive feedback. Thank you for writing that much. Your advice (yes, let's give one another advice) is relevant and much appreciated. I was of the mind to start integrating those "shells"that Marc teaches about, and also that having a jazz guitar would contribute to my motivation. So thanks for your "few comments" -- they're encouraging.😊
A lot of people have said they were new to jazz so to help them... and all of us, I thought it would be a nice challenge for us to choose 3 of our favorite jazz artists. Only 3!!! So choose wisely! This will evetually make a list for people to go discover new players.
After posting the autumn leaves challenge, Rene told me it would be cool to do it with you guys. Here's what i suggest. Everybody interested works on the song and posts their result before the end of september. You can learn an arrangement, make your own, solo, just melody, just chords... whatever you feel will help you improve. We are here to help each other so i suggest that for one thing to work on we say 2 things we liked... we can also just like. That way we don't end up discouraging others. We are not all at the same level and we can all work on so many things. So if you're interested please respond in the comments... if there's only two of us we might decide to just not do it. https://www.skool.com/jazz-guitar-fellowship/autumn-leaves-720d6f5b?p=08df1637
My 1st guitar hero being Mark Knopfler, I've always played with no plectrum. But a few years ago, my manouche jazz teacher said "you have to play with a pick". I started to follow his advice, but so far I'm still a better player without a pick than with one. And in the jazz realm, I see conflicting advice. So, do you think one can play jazz guitar with no pick all the time? Or is there a music or context that requires using a plectrum? More broadly, what's your take on the pick/no pick issue?
I have played classical guitar for a few years. I was part of Classical Guitar Corner for the past 5, and I liked the fact that there was a structured curriculum. I was also part of Marc's online school, and I appreciated that he had organized the learning of jazz into a structured curriculum. i am currently working on the exercises that were part of Improv 101, and while I can play scales against a ii-V-I progression, they still just sound like scales. I am hoping to break through and make the leap to jazz in the near future.