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post May 9 2007, 09:29 PM
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QUOTE (The Uncreator @ May 8 2007, 10:20 PM) *
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Lets do a Stanley Jordan Lesson!


ohmy.gif laugh.gif I never thought I'd read that sentence on this site when I was signing up. Stanley Jordan's stuff is CRAZY. That would be like a jazz/tapping/theory/legato lesson all wrapped into one.

And I am SUPER glad to have a jazz instructor joining the team. IHMO, learning jazz in general is the ultimate path to musical nirvana. I hope that theory and technique will be equally weighted in the lessons.....I know there will be those who disagree, but I believe jazz to be a musical genre in which theory is indispensable and you can't really achieve greatness by winging it. I am aware that lots of the greats started playing by ear....but what they were playing by ear was theoretically brilliant. smile.gif
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post May 9 2007, 10:04 PM
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Make no mistake, Theory is an INVALUABLE asset of guitar playing in general, expecially in the jazz context, and i will be adding and hopefully explaining well the concepts the lessons cover smile.gif

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post May 10 2007, 12:36 AM
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If you do a Stanley Jordan lesson ill paypal you $50
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post May 10 2007, 12:46 AM
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QUOTE (benhowell @ May 9 2007, 05:04 PM) *
Make no mistake, Theory is an INVALUABLE asset of guitar playing in general, expecially in the jazz context, and i will be adding and hopefully explaining well the concepts the lessons cover smile.gif

Ben


And I'll be standing by to expand on the theory where necessary (although I am sure Ben will do a great job of explaining everything !)

I can see theory getting a big boost in the next few months smile.gif


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post May 10 2007, 09:40 AM
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The value of this site just keeps growing. I haven´t been able to play so much for a while, but I STILL get my money back just following the discussions on the forum and watching lessons.

I am extremely excited by the new instructor! Pure brilliance on Kris part for seeing the possibility and acting on it. I am curious on what else he has planned for the future of GMC!

And to Ben: I would be excited to see an "In the style of Pat Methany" lesson. And, I know I am being fuzzy here, a lesson on "acoustic-jazz-chords-arranging" would be óutstanding!

Welcome!

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post May 10 2007, 10:06 AM
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so when you gonna be gettin in??


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post May 11 2007, 01:32 AM
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I'm really glad that this site is opening up to more genres of music. Rock is still my favorite, but everyone can still benefit and get inspiration from different kinds of music. Welcome Ben and I hope you like it here!


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post May 11 2007, 02:52 AM
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He has a lot of Les Paul in his style. g
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post May 11 2007, 07:22 AM
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Welcome Ben. Ive never played any Jazz . But after listening to your tracks I am looking forward to learning. Cant wait for your first lesson.
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post May 11 2007, 09:41 AM
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No way!

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post May 11 2007, 09:44 AM
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QUOTE (mattacuk @ May 11 2007, 10:41 AM) *
No way! I am from Somerset England too biggrin.gif


Well - there you have a teacher! smile.gif But you are not allowed to quit GMC biggrin.gif

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post May 11 2007, 10:16 AM
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Not a chance.......I have to many GMC lessons lined up to do! laugh.gif

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post May 11 2007, 11:06 AM
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Hey Thanks for the welcome guys!! What a welcoming forum smile.gif

Yep from somerset, but im in Bath at the moment though (which still is somerset!). biggrin.gif

Lesson should be up soon, and a few more are planned on their way smile.gif

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