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!"
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" 🎸
If you’re a guitarist and a lifelong lover of music looking to finally “crack” the jazz code, then continue reading… After helping 100s of students to make jazz guitar a walk in the park, and start improvising and comping convincingly… I was carefully documenting all the most common problems that they were experiencing… And based on that, I developed a step-by-step system that will without fail help people progress way faster with their jazz guitar playing, and avoid the most common pitfalls… I spent literally hundreds of hours just assembling the system in a document… And YEARS actually figuring it out… And, after keeping these secrets private for a few months… I decided to share it… I was thinking about the price it’s worth… But if you know me, you know that I’m not a huge advocate of selling information… In fact, I started to hate courses, memberships, and other crap. I can’t stand all the online gurus that are splitting hair, and not showing students how to play effing songs in the end… So even though this is much different and immensely more valuable than everything else… I decided to… Give it away. For free. $0. Why? You see… My belief is that every guitarist deserves to consistently see the progress in their playing… And be certain that he is practicing the right things that will eventually make him/her better… There isn’t a worse feeling than “running in place” for YEARS… And not having consistent progress and growth in proportion to the time that you put in… So I decided to give my best to help with that. And further on… I will start revealing all of my secrets for free. The first thing you’ll get is an extensive guide on how to improvise and comp on the jazz guitar CONVINCINGLY. If you would like to get it, just comment “guide” and I’ll personally send it to you.
I was messing around with which guitar I should use primarily for Jazz, the eq on my amp and which gear I should use to get that great jazz sound and I stumbled across this article which goes into depth on EQ settings for your amp/eq device. This is especially for recording jazz guitar. Take a look if you want to know what types of guitars (archtops vs solid body) and which EQ settings may help you to get the sound you want. https://jaazz.me/2016/05/28/eq-settings-for-jazz-guitar/
❗❗ NEW VIDEO ❗❗ Join Marc as he improvises over 10 levels of the II-V-I progression, unraveling the complexities of this fundamental jazz sequence, one step at a time. You can also play along these tracks as the playlist for iRealPro is available for download for free! Check the link in the video description.
Total beginner to jazz question about these 10 progressions. These are II V I progressions but in progression 3 - Colors ... and beyond you are playing vi and other degrees of the scale to give the piece of music color. So why are these called II V I progressions if some of the later progressions that are being played in the video use all kinds of degrees of chords?
Around 3:19 in the video you quote "I can't play a tune..." - BINGO! Your method has brought me this far in about 2 weeks. I now have about 5 songs that I am working on in my jazz repertoire that I am about 90% done and close to playing completely. I am working my way up to a video presentation soon - need a new webcam - I need to break the ice. But I am hooked.
So, in the classroom when you go thru different lessons there are some videos like etude 10.2 in the Conveyor Belt lesson. Are there etudes 10.1, etc... I think I saw someone post a video of some other etude that didn't seem listed that I could find.
This was my challenge in the accelerator. And it was a challenge. I'm happy with the result but i'll have to come back to it eventyally. Now i need a break from it i've been practicing it for quite a while! https://youtu.be/-5hgDuw2OB8?si=lg8E2UiBEtIe8Rky
Hey guys! I hope everything is well with you. After years of trying to find the best system for teaching people how to MASTER jazz comping… I spent the whole last week putting different pieces together and recording a video with the title of “Jazz Comping Mastery”. Since I put a tremendous amount of effort into it, I was thinking of selling it like a mini course for $99… But since it’s Thursday, and I hate selling information, I decided to just give it away to you guys for FREE… Make sure to use it to the best of its ability, because I shared everything you need to master comping… And remember, these videos are free for you to watch, but they take a lot of time, energy, and effort into putting it all together, scripting, recording, editing, posting, etc. So make sure to really dive deep and use them to the best of your ability… Here is the link to the Jazz Comping Mastery mini-course: Let me know if you found it useful. Marc @ jazzguitarlessons.net
Thank you very much for this - I really liked how you keep everything simple to start and now I am starting to somewhat understand on a basic level. You don't get overwhelmed. It can happen easily and if you get overwhelmed early on you will quit and not enjoy practicing. I'm finding myself, when I am not "officially" practicing, jamming out to these staples and rhythms you have shown. And every time I play them, even just messing around, I am building muscle memory in my fingers.
I have had a hard time getting to this. Even today it was three takes because my phone kept ringing half way through each take. I am not particularly pleased with it but I didn’t want to move on without posting so here goes and now on to Blue Bossa while keeping an eye on improving autumn Leaves.
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
Jazz has always intrigued me and I love to listen to the style but never "got it" or knew how to play it or where to even begin. Hopefully, I have found a place where I can learn at my own pace and get some really helpful tips on everything from basics to advanced as I start my journey. I have been playing for 30 plus years on and off and even studied music in college for a brief time but switched majors.
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
@Mentor Marc-Andre Labelle I watched a couple of videos of players on this forum playing autumn leaves. Which sheet music/version are they using? I'm obviously new to this forum so I may be asking quite a few questions or searching for answers. Thanks in advance!