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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" 🎸

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Mentor Marc-Andre Labelle
Paul Baldovin
Jovan Ilić
Stephane Renou
Kevin Enny
New comment 8m ago

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!"

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Coach Marc-Andre Seguin
Paul Baldovin
Julián Castro
Kevin Enny
Larry Woods
New comment 5h ago

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.

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Sideman Joshua Sicot
Mentor Marc-Andre Labelle
Colin Gardiner
Larry Woods
New comment 6h ago

Rhythm is the heartbeat of jazz, and understanding it is crucial for creating that irresistible swing and flow that jazz is known for. Explore the fundamental building blocks of rhythm: including quarter notes, eighth notes, triplets, and more with @Coach Marc-Andre Seguin . Watch the video here:

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Bradford L Romans
Arvind Hariharan
Víctor Murgó
New comment 2d ago

❗❗ 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!

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James Rumora
Rene Avenant
Víctor Murgó
Mentor Marc-Andre Labelle
Nick Albano
New comment 8d ago

I'm learning jazz, i've done the 101 concierge from Marc Andre last year, and I wish to do more and more in that language on guitar.

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Sideman Joshua Sicot
Mentor Marc-Andre Labelle
Colin Gardiner
Nick Albano
New comment 9d ago
  • 3 likes • Aug 4

    You will certainly learn a lot with all the organized resources here 🙌

Hello! Here comes a quite old video (as I am not at home most of August) with me playing along with Miles on It Could Happen to You.

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Mark Jennings-Bates
Mentor Marc-Andre Labelle
Sideman Joshua Sicot
Ariel Pardo
Colin Gardiner
New comment 9d ago

Here I am playing the arpeggios on a well known standard. https://share.icloud.com/photos/0ebij-TDdMF63M0oeJDx-7G9w

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Sideman Joshua Sicot
Steve Icke
Mentor Marc-Andre Labelle
Colin Gardiner
New comment 9d ago

Hello my name is Adam I am from Canada I have been learning guitar for 1 year and I wanted to learn Jazz because my music teacher has been around the world and he played jazz unfortunately its school holidays so now I am here I would love to meet all of you guys!

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Nick Albano
Mentor Marc-Andre Labelle
Ryan Robichaud
Jason Pappafotis
Colin Gardiner
New comment 9d ago

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.

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Sideman Joshua Sicot
Rene Avenant
John Cole
James Rumora
Nick Albano
New comment 10d ago

It's not about complexity! Check out this tip about a trap that many guitarists fall into: https://youtube.com/shorts/rVaTGUaczPM?feature=share

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James Rumora
Joel Nelson
New comment 11d ago

❗❗ NEW VIDEO ❗❗ Let's deconstruct a Blue Bossa! In this video, we will analyze this Kenny Dorham classic's structure -- from its key, time signature, chord progression, and more! Watch here:

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Deb Covell
Coach Marc-Andre Seguin
Stephen Wolf
Rene Avenant
Malcolm Cunningham
New comment 14d ago

Confused with modes? Guitar theory made easy with this blog post -- Check it out! :) https://www.jazzguitarlessons.net/blog/modes-in-order-of-brightness

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Alain Picard
New comment 16d ago

Your tritone substitution doesn't need more alterations, here's why... https://youtube.com/shorts/71hErYr5lCQ

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I just sliced the tip of my left hand index finger cooking supper. It took about half an hour to stop it bleeding. My left hand is completely immobilised because I don’t want it start bleeding again so there goes my guitar playing for the next few days. It’s a bit of a bummer because I was progressing very nicely with my rubato version of All The Things You Are. ☹️

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James Rumora
Sideman Joshua Sicot
Ian Goodwin
Graham Dixon
Rene Avenant
New comment 18d ago
  • 3 likes • 26d

    That sucks especially as a guitarist who treasures their fingers. I hope your hand recovers soon Rene

Hey I'm Laura ! I'm a jazz student at concordia university. I'm a singer! but the guitar is close to my heart since I'm a teen. I play folk-jazz, bluegrass and i write my music too ! can't wait to learn more and meet you people 🌹😊

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Ariel Pardo
Sideman Joshua Sicot
Laura Guilbault
John Cole
Guillaume Leduc
New comment 19d ago

NEW VIDEO from @Coach Marc-Andre Seguin Jars of Madness Episode 2. In this video, we have three jars containing the root note, chord quality, and scale degree. With these elements randomly picked from the jars, Marc will explain to you his thought process on how he strategizes and plans as he improvises over an iRealPro backing track.

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James Rumora
Sideman Joshua Sicot
Mentor Marc-Andre Labelle
Víctor Murgó
New comment 23d ago

As the title says, I’ve been playing since I was 15. I’m 71 now and I’ve been stuck in pentatonic the whole time as a Rock, Soul, and Folk musician. I’ve wanted to play jazz since hearing George Benson in the late 1970s. I learned Breezin’ but couldn’t quite grasp how he was doing those fast runs. I recently bought a jazz guitar and set the action as low as I could. Now I know how it’s done. I listen to Kenny Burrell mostly. Wes Montgomery and Joe Pass are way up there on my list, as well. I enjoy some of the newer guys like Mark Whitfield, Russell Malone and of course, Julian Lage. Ciao!

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Mentor Marc-Andre Labelle
Pablo Cuzco
Rene Avenant
Eric Sopena
Víctor Murgó
New comment 23d ago
  • 3 likes • Aug 10

    Hey Pablo! Welcome! Lower string action definitely makes life easier 😁

Don't know where to start? Learn bebop with jazz contrafacts! Watch the video here: https://youtube.com/shorts/SfbFLhF2UCQ?feature=share

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Coach Marc-Andre Seguin
New comment 24d ago

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?

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James Rumora
Sideman Joshua Sicot
Colin Gardiner
Mentor Marc-Andre Labelle
Alain Picard
New comment 26d ago
  • 3 likes • Aug 23

    Both have their pros and cons, depending on the situation. My take on this is that this topic could be preference-based and no technique is superior to the other -- it's just that some music/context suits better with a certain technique than the other. Also, there's hybrid picking that delivers the best of both worlds 😁

Hi Fellows this is my fist post.

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Víctor Murgó
Michel Valiquette
Sal D'Angio
Pavel Zemlansky
Colin Gardiner
New comment 27d ago

Hi guys, Wanted to play the guitar my whole life, now at 67 I have the chance. I need all the help I can get.

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Sideman Joshua Sicot
Barry Backhouse-Smith
Rene Avenant
Paul Bone
Jim Kanter
New comment 29d ago

A very easy explanation of how the cycle of fourths work on jazz progressions. Check it out! :) https://youtube.com/shorts/92Q9VQIYzeo

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❗❗ NEW VIDEO ❗❗ Jars of Madness: Different guitar concepts, randomized and picked from jars. Definitely a fun exercise that you should try! In this video, Marc improvises with random conditions of modes, root notes, and strings. Comment below what you think Marc should put in the jars next 😁

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Colin Gardiner
Donald Milotte
Mentor Marc-Andre Labelle
Ariel Pardo
New comment Aug 26

I was given this by a guitar student once. Now I use it for alto sax and guitar. I was noticing the other day how closely parker sticks to the triads of the tunes a lot of the time. Chromatic notes added as runs up or down to chord tones. Also his lines are about 3bars -/+ with 1 bar approximately rest between. Trying to implement this into my playing.

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Rene Avenant
Mentor Marc-Andre Labelle
Sideman Joshua Sicot
Barry Backhouse-Smith
Nick Albano
New comment Aug 24

In order to introduce myself in this community, here is a little video I made this morning of a piece that I practiced a lot a few years ago. Enjoy https://youtu.be/xbglecU-XI8

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Ariel Pardo
Alain Picard
Rene Avenant
Steven Ribler
Colin Gardiner
New comment Aug 24

The 3 jazz chords with only 3 notes that you should know https://youtube.com/shorts/iJDS-yD0p2c

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Sorry for the terrible video quality. arr. by Nathan Corr from JazzGuitarLessons.net

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Mentor Marc-Andre Labelle
Ariel Pardo
Liam Gonser
Stuart Marshall
Sri Rupa das
New comment Aug 23

Far from polished. Feedback welcome.

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Mentor Marc-Andre Labelle
Pavel Zemlansky
Jackson Ordean
Rene Avenant
Sideman Joshua Sicot
New comment Aug 23

This is my first video submission on the Jazz Guitar Fellowship and I am still getting used to getting things right in one take. Back in 1975 I began working out Wes Montgomery's version of Monk's 'Round Midnight by ear. We had an old reel to reel tape deck and I recon the tape had become a little stretched with all the times I would rewind and pause the tape. So I ended up learning it a semitone too high. I just pulled it out of moth balls this week for this forum and realised I have to practice it quite a bit more and transpose it a semitone down. Anyway here it is, acapella, for what it's worth 😰 https://youtu.be/-kOGo2HisjY

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Mentor Marc-Andre Labelle
Rene Avenant
Nick Albano
Jackson Ordean
Sideman Joshua Sicot
New comment Aug 22
  • 3 likes • Aug 22

    Those two years of picking training of yours were worth it! You play really well with that technique 👏

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Sideman Joshua Sicot
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Aspiring musician "there are no wrong notes in jazz; only notes in the wrong places" -miles davis

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