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.
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" 🎸
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
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 play a lot of gigs that have nothing to do jazz, so a lot of my time is spent preparing for those gigs (learning new tunes, reviewing old tunes, transcribing solos etc). So I think I will keep the practice spreadsheet for jazz only. I was thinking if I find it useful I can alway make a second copy for all the other stuff and track my progress for that as well. What do others do? Thanks Mark
I'm a rather senior individual hoping to learn improvisation. I have been working at it for a couple of years but find my inability to play fast is something of a handicap. Oh for the speed of some of the Gypsy jazz guitarists. I have a classical guitar background but, sadly, the only proof I have that I could ever play the guitar are the various Grade certificates that I was awarded. Home is in England.
Retired software engineering team lead. I'm primarily a bassist - have played rock/pop, Motown, jazz and some reggae. Currently gigging with a 90s - modern rock/pop band and doing (very) occasional session work. Started playing classical guitar a few years back. I'm really looking to learn to compose and play chord melody arrangements as my goal with guitar right now is to supplement my bass gigging with solo restaurant guitar gigs
Hi, I'm a saxophonist (intermediate/advanced) and guitar is my secondary instrument (beginner). Would like to have more time for practicing. Coming soon I hope (retired in two years 😉...). Jazz is my favourite. Live in Bordeaux, France.
Jazz guitar is my passion and i want to jump start it again. Thanks Marc for setting this up. I hope to be an active listener, learner and contributor (in that order!!). Here's a little chord melody and a bit of improv for Stella that i did some time ago with a backing track that i pulled off the internet. Thanks folks lets Jazz it up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qox_6x5kig&ab_channel=ArvH
Hi , Steve from Seattle.Primarily interested in chord melody style solo guitar, ie Sinatra songbook.Current goal is about 20 songs to play at my daughters Wedding in August 2024. Prob use my Tele but have an old Epi Regent as well. Looking forward to getting to know this wonderful community of Guitarists. Thanks
Hello everyone! I am a 41-year-old guitarist from Brazil. I stepped into the jazz guitar world around 20 years ago when I joined a conservatory here in my country. I came across Marc as he was launching his website years ago, and ever since, his work has been incredibly valuable to me. It's an immense pleasure to be here in this like-minded community with all of you guys. Thank you 😃
I have been learning Jazz Standards for about 2 years. In that time I have put together a chord charts with key changes with scales suggestions and a tablature file of the melody and chords for each standard I have learned. I was wondering whether I could post my working files to this group and if so where would I put this material
@Rene Avenant Thanks -- this is a great place to share the work, yes. Thank you :) Looking forward to reading, hearing, playing! This looks like a "sound" method. Pun intended! PS Ensure the files are named properly, because the whole community is indexed for search engines :) PPS @Mentor Marc-Andre Labelle Merci :)
I have been poking around the site some of the videos fellow members have posted of pieces they have recorded and I am both thoroughly impressed and now realize that it might be sometime before my playing is worthy of posting submissions to the Jazz Guitar Fellowship Community.
Hi everyone. Good to be part of the fellowship! I hope to learn a lot and to get to know some of you maybe. Got into jazz because I like the more complex harmonies after coming from mainly rock music. Have followed Marc for a while and like his teaching style and guitar playing.
@Coach Marc-Andre Seguin In your YouTube post today you refered to Mick Goodrick's book "Advancing Guitarist: Applying Guitar Concepts and Techniques" as a classic jazz guitar book. What do you consider the best of the "classic" jazz guitar books? Of course anyone is welcome to chime in with what they consider the classics.
I joined the Jazz Guitar Accelerator group during the pandemic lock down and so glad I did! This is a video response to one of the other members about playing a phrase one half step above as another way to get an “out” sound during an improvised solo. Hope this helps the Jazz Fellowship folks get an idea of what happens in Accelerator.
I really encourage everybody to post videos of them playing even if it's not perfect or if it's just the A section or whatever. We can help each other, that's why we're here. For those of us who aren't ready to post a video just yet, here's what i hope you'll do. Film yourself for yourself. In 3 months you'll be able to look back and see what improved and what you need to focus on. Always be nice to yourself, find 2 things you liked and 1 thing to work on for the next video. I didn't film myself before i started with Marc and i regret it because it would be nice to see what changed in the last 10 years or 20 or 30... at least now i get to see how i improve. You don't HAVE to but it's really worth it.