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    Dear All,

    I periodically advertise for new jazz guitar students here and just wanted to post details of my updated website etc.

    If anyone is interested in lessons via Skype, my full details are here:

    Skype Jazz Guitar Lessons | Pete Sklaroff

    I also have a new Patreon page with some free lessons here:

    Pete Sklaroff is creating Jazz Improvisation Lessons every week | Patreon

    Thanks,

    Pete
    Last edited by Pete Sklaroff; 08-02-2019 at 04:28 PM.

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    Hello, English is not my primary language so plese read carefully ..
    Ive been learning and playing trad jazz for almost 10 years learning mostly).
    I started with rock instrumental musics like satriania,vai,eric johnson,shawn lane (and i think im still good at it.) After years of playing rock and some blues i switched to jazz as if I was completely reborn-ed .I studied bebop lines,learn the theories .( i also have done Classical European graded exams(TRINITY) up to grade8 to improve my sight reading.But i barely touch classical guitar ,i love my pick)

    I understand the basic theories in trad jazz though my sight reading sucks.Do you teach songwriting or do analysis of jazz fusion compositions by like Pat metheny ,Chick corea,Tribal Tech. etc .Im bored by traditional jazz progressions ..its so predictable although i started learning jazz from 12 bar 32 bar AABA ,2 5 1 licks etc.My question is do you teach modern jazz compositions and how to compose one, by modern i mean jazz fusion like chick corea,pat metheny ,Tribal tech etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue View Post
    Hello, English is not my primary language so plese read carefully ..
    Ive been learning and playing trad jazz for almost 10 years learning mostly).
    I started with rock instrumental musics like satriania,vai,eric johnson,shawn lane (and i think im still good at it.) After years of playing rock and some blues i switched to jazz as if I was completely reborn-ed .I studied bebop lines,learn the theories .( i also have done Classical European graded exams(TRINITY) up to grade8 to improve my sight reading.But i barely touch classical guitar ,i love my pick)

    I understand the basic theories in trad jazz though my sight reading sucks.Do you teach songwriting or do analysis of jazz fusion compositions by like Pat metheny ,Chick corea,Tribal Tech. etc .Im bored by traditional jazz progressions ..its so predictable although i started learning jazz from 12 bar 32 bar AABA ,2 5 1 licks etc.My question is do you teach modern jazz compositions and how to compose one, by modern i mean jazz fusion like chick corea,pat metheny ,Tribal tech etc.
    Hi Blue,

    Many thanks for getting in touch and replying to the thread. It sounds like you've already undertaken a lot of study! :-) To answer your question as directly as I can, I'm very familiar with jazz fusion, but being honest with you, my specialisms in teaching are geared more towards improvisation and harmonic techniques rather than composition, songwriting and analysis.

    By the sounds of it, I think your best route might be to look for a specialist composition teacher who's fully familiar with the work of the artists you've mentioned. Lessons aren't always cheap I know, so I think if I were you, that's the kind of teacher I'd seek out so that you are getting exactly what you want from the lessons.

    I'll do some research and see if I can come up with some names for you, and in the meantime I'm sure there are others here who will suggest some excellent tutors for you too.

    Kind Regards

    Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Sklaroff View Post
    Hi Blue,

    Many thanks for getting in touch and replying to the thread. It sounds like you've already undertaken a lot of study! :-) To answer your question as directly as I can, I'm very familiar with jazz fusion, but being honest with you, my specialisms in teaching are geared more towards improvisation and harmonic techniques rather than composition, songwriting and analysis.

    By the sounds of it, I think your best route might be to look for a specialist composition teacher who's fully familiar with the work of the artists you've mentioned. Lessons aren't always cheap I know, so I think if I were you, that's the kind of teacher I'd seek out so that you are getting exactly what you want from the lessons.

    I'll do some research and see if I can come up with some names for you, and in the meantime I'm sure there are others here who will suggest some excellent tutors for you too.

    Kind Regards

    Peter
    Thank you so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Sklaroff View Post
    Dear All,

    I periodically advertise for new jazz guitar students here and just wanted to post details of my updated website etc.

    If anyone is interested in lessons via Skype, my full details are here:

    Skype Jazz Guitar Lessons | Pete Sklaroff

    I also have a new Patreon page with some free lessons here:

    Pete Sklaroff is creating Jazz Improvisation Lessons every week | Patreon

    Thanks,

    Pete
    You forgot the word Jazz in your link.
    It comes up as: Page not found | Pete Sklaroff
    It should be: Skype Jazz Guitar Lessons | Pete Sklaroff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue View Post
    Thank you so much.
    My pleasure Blue :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by D3MONC View Post
    You forgot the word Jazz in your link.
    It comes up as: Page not found | Pete Sklaroff
    It should be: Skype Jazz Guitar Lessons | Pete Sklaroff
    Thanks so much for spotting this...I've now corrected it in my original post. :-)

    Very grateful for your eagle eyes!

    All the best,

    Peter

    :-)

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    Hi,

    A few people have asked me for further details on the subjects I teach in my lessons, so here (see below) is a brief summary for anybody that might be interested:

    Thanks,

    Pete


    Beginner jazz guitar topics include:



    • Easy Jazz Standards
    • The II V I progressions
    • Drop 2 and 3 chord forms
    • Jazz rhythm and time-feel
    • Basic scales and arpeggios
    • Chord melody essentials
    • Learning songs
    • Learning the fingerboard
    • Jazz blues progressions
    • Chord extensions and alterations
    • Understanding Jazz chord symbols
    • Guide tone playing
    • Basics of chord substitution
    • Chord/Scale theory


    Intermediate jazz guitar topics may include:



    • More Jazz Standards
    • Turnarounds and Cycles
    • More extended and altered chords
    • Time-feel, swing and groove
    • Symmetrical scales
    • Approach notes and chromatics
    • Jazz language and vocabulary
    • Using modes correctly
    • The Bebop scales
    • Pentatonic scales in Jazz
    • Fixed note groupings
    • Solo guitar and chord melody playing
    • Chord on chord substitutions
    • Quartal Harmony


    Advanced jazz guitar topics may include:



    • Advanced Jazz Repertoire
    • Coltrane Cycles
    • Modern voicings for the II V I
    • Triads over Bass Notes
    • Advanced rhythmic concepts
    • Alternative scales for improvisation
    • Transcription analysis
    • Using motifs in soloing
    • Advanced chord melody playing
    • Using clusters and set intervals
    • Advanced chord substitution
    • Triad pairs and hexatonics
    • Transcription analysis/projects
    • Playing outside of the harmony

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    Dear All,

    I've had a couple of people sign up for lessons from this site and I have say they are the best students I've had in a long while!

    Just wanted to say a huge thanks! It's a real pleasure to teach people who are passionate about jazz and are so committed to learning.

    Thanks!

    Pete :-)

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    I've taken lessons from Pete, a big thumbs up. Definately worthwhile and he can teach a variety of styles.
    B+
    Frank (aka fep)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fep View Post
    I've taken lessons from Pete, a big thumbs up. Definately worthwhile and he can teach a variety of styles.
    Thanks so much Frank and I hope you are doing great sir!

    All my best sir,

    Pete :-)