My first attempt at Autumn Leaves was a bit messy. Here's another go, which I think is a little better, although the tempo might still need some improvement. It helps when you actually learn the song, rather than playing when you think "should" be there. As much as learning the song properly, I had to unlearn my mistakes. https://youtu.be/J4_qG7Bsen0
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.
Please do the following ASAP: -1- Watch the attached video and read the "Welcome" post. -2- Introduce yourself (make a new post in the "presentation" category) -3- Go a like and comment 2-3 guitarists' introduction on the JG Fellowship. Welcome aboard! 🎸 PS To consider this "action as complete", write a comment below such as "done!"
Hello to everybody!! I am a Colombian guitar student... I want to improve my guitar and musical skills by learning jazz. I hope I can learn a lot of things in this group and also I hope to help to anyone who need my help!
@Nick Albano and @Mentor Marc-Andre Labelle Found it. Actually he has a ton of transcriptions. This will be a great resource. Here's a link to Barney Kessel's Autumn Leaves https://youtu.be/-hsdQDgX-JQ?si=DWxLaHx_xCEDtBoM
Hello everyone, I'm Jim. Played guitar in teens/twenties then took very long hiatus. Retired now and getting back into guitar for a while and have dabbled in jazz a little. Would like to immerse in it and see what happens.
HEY! I’m Elliot and I’m a guitarist. I’ve been playing the beautiful instrument for going on 20 years now, and achieved a BA in music because of my love for it. But, I have never learnt jazz guitar and it’s one area I want to improve on and I’m looking forward to the journey ahead!! Elliot x
Music have always been a part of my life... on and off as a friend that keep me grounded outside of normal life and a good remind that I got work to do to get better... lot of work... From bits of self taught piano and guitar in the past, I got to be interested in Jazz a year or so ago through reading about music theory and learning a few things about harmony. Simply put a light when on and I got passionate about finding the link between "that sounds cool!" and "that is why!" . Now... between theory and playing it, there is the gap that I need to work on!
Hi all, I'm Nat Ahrens...I'd categorize myself as an advanced beginner guitarist (still feel like a beginner but have been studying for 3 years, so am loosely tacking on the word "advanced"). I stumbled on this group while looking for the chords for Goodbye Pork Pie Hat. Looking forward to going through the classes and learning (and getting inspiration) from all of you. I'm also a latish-in-life learner, as I'm a few months away from 50.
When I was in middle school, I felt worthless, the only thing I was doing was playing video games and going to school. I was a good student, but there were times when I slipped up and got really bad grades, that got me thinking about my life. I found out I am really no good at anything. That's the moment I decided to pick up an instrument. My first choice was a saxophone 😅, but because of a lack of teachers I chose guitar after watching Back To The Future, Marty playing "Johnny B Goode". Like they say, the rest is history, I like all genres, and I'm here to talk with you guys, learn, and also teach what I know. I really like that here are a lot of older guys, music is for everyone, and I look forward to playing with you all!
If you ever wanted to loop a section of a YouTube video to help you figure it out or to practice over a certain section of a backing track try this extension to your browser. It works for Chrome, Edge and Firefox (I believe Safari is in the works - don't quote me). It's free and I find it useful. https://www.musiclessons.com/youtube/
I just watched this video of 10 jazz guitar players taking on Autumn leaves in 10 very different ways. It was so cool to see how they approached it and how this song that everyone knows can sound so special. https://youtu.be/41KGLQrieb0?si=7wm30VyVrAqUc7vQ
Hey guys -- the Quickstart lessons are *live* on Skool here: https://www.skool.com/jazz-guitar-fellowship/classroom/dd957b5c?md=b5f3aa12518c481398acae1030d7c1be Please watch the trainings, take notes, and get ready to have amazing results in your playing! Once your done, please leave a comment below to consider this "Action as Complete" 🎸
Hi guys, @Mentor Jurgen Joarder has a pretty cool channel where he plays jazz song with the looper, you should go discover it! I got great ideas from him! https://youtube.com/@OneTakeJazzGuitar-nx9jx?si=luZ0nVt8G4IWAEXP
❗❗ NEW VIDEO ❗❗ Last week's analysis got our brains pumped and ready. This time, we have "Take The A Train" by Billy Strayhorn, reverse-engineered by @Coach Marc-Andre Seguin bit by bit as he explains how this tune came to be. Check it out!
A repost from @Mentor Jurgen Joarder -- thank you x 1000 """ I came across this video of Bill Frisell talking about melody, and how to add notes to that melody to create interesting "thin" chord melodies. It's really interesting and I really like this way of playing. https://youtu.be/FInW-BYXAxU?si=QGiJv7BSWbdkTnTG&t=162 """
I recorded this about 3 or 4 years ago, after reading an article called "Drop 2 is the New Black" and working on Ted Greene's arrangement which is freely available on the web-site dedicated to him.. I think Ted's version on the site is in Em, so I've transposed it to Gm, and simplified it at times, because I couldn't play it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaAH2VzRh0k
3-4 years ago I built a tool from a spreadsheet that allows me to lookup the notes of a scale and to see where they are located on the fretboard. Some of you might find it helpful. There are some caveats you will find on the page, but I recommend you view this on you computer. It's easier than the phone. Full disclosure; this is built inn GRID, a spreadsheet developed by a company of which I am a co-founder and head of ops. https://grid.is/@yngvi/chords-scales-and-the-guitar-neck-hGFMY7gORO2S4FmZ2xCqMw
In the "Classroom" @Coach Marc-Andre Seguin has created Apple Music and Spotify playlists for historically significant jazz albums and guitar focused jazz albums. For those who do not have Spotify or Apple Music, I have duplicated these lists on YouTube Music. Here are the links: Historically significant Jazz Albums: https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL67JCS3UfryzMNvop_7HJX2rfkceRRSEW&si=FcJ0esqRIjfmpsax Historically significant Guitar-Focused Jazz Albums https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL67JCS3UfryyYOFavNmIM0cAWHGQ_mLpU&si=qv0rhUr4Cc4zjCRQ NOTE: Coach Marc graciously approved this posting
Here it is, warts and all... I wanted to practice what really is in the classroom - still needs tidying up but I will work on that and a version two for the end of the month with some improvisation. I have added a few flavours that were not in the Classroom version and a few clumsy errors, but practice makes perfect :)https://youtu.be/vqblBI7esRs
This is where i'm at today. I'll repost before the end of the month to see if i improved anything. I already know i'd like the melody to pop out more but overall i like it. Comments are welcomed! https://youtu.be/AbnPPPQSO4g?si=DTn2BeO-hq6cTQdb
Hi. I just joined the fellowship group and this is my first post. I had the pleasure of attending my second Rocky Mountain Archtop Festival in Olde Town Arvada, CO. The event is sponsored by Henriksen Jazz Amps, (also a local company. I own a Bud 10). This event features an awesome luthier exhibit, workshops by the guest performers, if you sign up for this option, and free concerts and guitar demos of the luthier's guitars on display. I was able to hear many top flight jazz guitarists in an intimate setting which included: Rodney Jones, (a good friend of mine), Barry Greene, Frank Vignola, Jimmy Bruno, Ted Ludwig, Fareed Haque, Sean McGowan and many others. The Festival is now an annual event which occurs in the beginning of September. Consider a trip to Colorado next year. Info can be found on the Henriksen Amp website.