MI staff instructor Dave Hill ‘s latest offering at JGS is “Dominating The Diminished Scale”, a really informative and useful guide to getting great single note and chordal licks on dominant chords from this very hip scale. Dave shows you the logic and the fingerings that can make this easy to use with lots of great licks and ideas on how to create your own.
NYC jazz guitarist Assaf Kehati shows you the thought systems he developed and uses to give himself limitless ideas for improvising over any kind of chord. While it’s common to solo using a chords’ related dominant 7th chord, Kehati shows you his own unique new generation approach that you can use to generate very modern and unique dominant chord lines over any tune. He shows his own method of intervallic playing, and also a concept he calls “tri-tonics”, that can also be applied to chordal playing, which he illustrates as well.
Columbian born Camilo Verlandia has at a very young age already toured the world with Latin mega-stars Jon Secada and Julio Inglesias performing for audiences of over 250,000, and he’s also played with jazz artists like Al Jarreau and The Rippingtons. Besides being an A list session guitarist in the Miami Latin scene, Verlandia is also a world class modern fusion player with blazing chops, and is on staff at the University of Miami’s “Young Musician’s Camp”.
Sheryl Bailey is one of the best of the best of the new crop of NYC jazz guitarists and besides an extensive worldwide touring schedule, teaches at the famed Berklee College of Music in Boston. Her “Benson-like” chops are legendary and she’s a great teacher as well, as you will find out in her first Masterclass for JGS. Sheryl helps you tackle the John Coltrane tour-de-force “Giant Steps” in “From Small To Giant Steps”
Ron Eschete is a true icon of jazz guitar – besides being one of the three founding instructors at G.I.T. (now Musicians Institute), he’s played with the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown and more. While at GIT/MI, he was known to everyone as the ultimate authority on chord melody and solo jazz guitar in general.
“Tim Lerch takes you through the inner workings of “Lover Man” in this great masterclass that breaks down this great bluesy old standard known for it’s unusual harmonic and melodic twists and turns. More than just showing you how..
Drew Zingg demonstrates the concepts he uses to come up with the “jazz with blues” tinged killer solos he’s played on tour and record with Steely Dan, Boz Scaggs, New York Rock & Soul Revue and many others…
“JGS is very proud to offer the second masterclass from jazz master Sid Jacobs on advanced concepts in solo jazz guitar arranging. Besides some in-depth insights into using counterpoint, voice leading and…
Sid Jacobs delves into the widely not understood concepts of using fourths in your improvising, and takes you through some practical exercises to unlock how to use them through both the major and melodic minor scale. Jacobs illustrates..
Musicians Institute staffer Dave Hill shows you “The Minor 3rd Trick”, a concept used by everyone from Wes Montgomery to George Benson to…well, Dave Hill, that will give you a great way to add some new life into your II-7 / V7 soloing – its both easy and sophisticated, and there’s lots of great written examples you can use on the gig this week!
Bruce Eisenbeil’s credits range from the free jazz of Cecil Taylor and Andrew Cyrille all the way to rockers like Paul Gilbert and the legendary late Jeff Buckley. Along the way he found the time to study and develop a passion for Brazilian music and gives you
this lesson on his chord melody arrangement of the Jobim classic “Desafinado”.
Legato technique specialist Allen Hinds gives an incredible insight into this way of playing in the 14 pages of exercises and licks that come with this “A Lesson In Legato”, his first for JGS. Besides touring with his own band, he’s worked with Gino Vannelli, The Crusaders, Boney James etc., and is an in demand…
Jamie Glaser is the son of a famous lyricist whose songs were recorded by the likes of Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra. After studying guitar with Ed Sullivan’s guitarist he went on to graduate Berklee and play with the jazz & fusion elite like Jean-Luc Ponty, Lenny White, Marcus Miller and Chick Corea.
The Tim Lerch Masterclass ‘The Art of Harmonics’, breaks down what it takes to get those gorgeous shimmering harmonic arpeggios into your playing made famous by the late great Lenny Breau. Tim had the good fortune to study with Lenny in LA and with this masterclass he passes on what he learned directly from the master of harmonics to you. Masterclass duration 32minutes, PDF included.
“Mike Miller is one of the most fluid and inventive guitarists in the world in the area of playing in odd meter time signatures, but most guitarists rarely have to play in odd meter. In these unique and groundbreaking lesson, Mike shows you how to superimpose odd meter feels over the 4/4 grooves you deal with on a daily basis….
Hristo Vitchev demonstrates how to expand your chordal vocabulary. Breaking away from the traditional drop 2 and drop 2 & 4 voicings this masterclass will bring a fresh and modern sound to your chordal playing, accompaniment and harmonic improvisations.
Learn how to expand your use of arpeggios with one of MI’s beloved teachers Daniel Gilbert. Dan shows you how to apply things you may already know in new and interesting ways. With a comprehensive pdf and numerous playing demonstrations, Dan shows you how to bring it all together in usable related patterns on the guitar.
Mike Miller shows how he applies his intervallic concepts to 5th intervals, taking you through numerous permutation possibilities and shows you how to put them on the guitar. This video features great live solo performances, including an improvised solo piece based entirely on 5th interval. PDF included.
The Art of two Note Accompaniment by Tim Lerch is a masterclass for those wanting to really get deeper
into playing unaccompanied solo guitar ala legends like Ted Greene & Lenny Breau. Tim shows you the concepts
and techniques that makes this difficult to teach subject easy to understand and to start using right away.
Mike Higgins, one of the most sought after players in Los Angeles, takes you step by step through a blistering chorus of Rhythm Changes.
L.A. session ace and USC jazz guitar professor Pat Kelley (George Benson, Hubert Laws, Chick Corea etc.) breaks down the most common and necessary territory for the jazz guitarist, the minor V to I progression.
David Becker and Doug Perkins insightful into playing as a guitar duo in available for purchase now
Musicians Institute and Los Angeles Music Academy master teacher Dave Hill (Gregg Karukas, Dave Hill Group, Phil Maturano), illustrates how to take simple small musical ideas and develop them in your soloing.
David Becker’s masterclass walks you through his systems for coming up with ways to generate both chordal and single note soloing ideas applied to the popular jazz standard “All the things you are”. Now available for sale now!!
Mike Miller shows you some creative ways of using a looping pedal to enhance performance and to use as a sketchpad for ideas. Available for sale now.
Doug Perkins’ ‘”Mr PC” in 4th chords’ tutorial now available for purchase.
Mike Miller – Intervallic Chords Masterclass – NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!!
A different way to play a chord melody on “All The Things You Are” using 4th’s harmony
Doug Perkins shows you the scale that Robben Ford and Larry Carlton have used for years to get that cool jazz-blues feel into your soloing. Besides theoretical application, numerous licks are presented to show you some inventive ways to put it all together on the guitar for you.