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
I've already tried to learn harmony, jazz, and tried to understand jazz. Have read books, seen videos, ask teachers, and haven't found a way of explaining theat i can relate to and understand... 'till i found marc's videos and this site. Thanks Marc! I'm learning, in these few weeks, everything i couldn't in all my years of playing
Haven't seen much singing posts, but this time i share this song that is constantly in my set. The backing track its based and in the tonality of the original version by Celso Piña, kind of a bolero, with the intro melody, originally played by a trombone, and some guitar ideas taken from another version by Enrique Bunbury. It's a beautiful lyric with a even more beautiful harmony and i enjoy a lot playing it. Tell me what you think!... not about the bad singing, that i already know XD If somebody wants it, i can share the backing track recorded myself, playing all the instruments besides the percussion loop which is extracted from the Beat Buddy's library.
The Army always stresses to "read the Flippin question" except with profanity. Well I was really excited about jumping on Blue Bossa for October because I had never played it and did some work on it then realized I was supposed to be working on Blue Monk LOL! Anyway, I decided to upload an improv on Blue Bossa before I got started on Blue Monk. Now I"ll get down to the proper homework for Blue Monk. https://youtu.be/229FrO99Pd4
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" 🎸
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!"
Great musicality! is Very good to practice only against metronome, i lack of patience and go straight to backing tracks, but you reminded me the importance of doing, so today i learned from you looking forward to hearing and seeing more of you playing
For my Autumn Leaves video I got a couple comments about sounding melodic; I’ll take those compliments all day long! Now I’m working on the Blue Monk October challenge and still working on targeting the thirds as I’m an ‘in betweener’ and following Marc’s process (which is awesome btw!). What I’m finding is targeting the 3rd’s of Autumn Leaves lends itself nicely to playing melodically but doing so with Blue Monk, or a jazz blues, not so much! It is very challenging for me but I’m making progress and looking forward to submitting a video!
Good playing! Maybe a bit more volume on the guitar, if that's a possibility? on another note, i love the look of that guitar, i have mixed feelings about the headstock design, but sounds pretty cool too! looking forward on hearing and seeing more soon.
Greetings to all this great group, it is my first participation and I am a little overwhelmed with so much information. For the moment I'm going to walk a little bit through the options and tabs. Many thanks to Marc André and all the team.
Hi. I’m Jo from Paris.I have been playing jazz guitar for many years , mainly Django style ,but I am struggling to find a process for practicing and improve my way of improvising on the Chords road map of a song. Looking forward to exploring this community.
Taking a cue from Marc’s recent post on the uses of melodic minor scales I wrote out some exercises that may be of use. Since the scales are imposed over the ii V i progression in Cminor, the exercises are applicable to the corresponding sections in “Blue Bossa”. I’ll post an audio file applying them. In the first five exercises the F minor melodic scale starts on different scale degrees and in each case connects seamlessly with the Ab minor melodic scale resolving to the Cminor. Rather than thinking of the starting notes as elements of the F minor melodic scale I think that it’s more useful to identify them as chord tones of the Dmi7b5. For example, in exercise 1 the first note is F, which is the root of the F minor melodic scale. But I think of it as the 3rd of the Dmi7 b5. The same goes for the starting notes of the Ab minor melodic scale in the second measure of the first 5 exercises. I’ve attached the PDF and the corresponding audio file generated by Finale. In some cases it sounds clunky and lacking in musical expression. I also added a backing bass track for "Blue Bossa" for practice. I’ll play these lines in “Blue Bossa” in a subsequent post.