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    Hello jazz guitarists =),

    I've studied and played classical guitar for about 10 years or so. I've had a fascination with jazz guitar/music for almost as long but never really dove into it for reasons I won't bore you with. Although I've been playing classical and have taken lessons from great teachers, I'm a little disappointed with how I've developed as a musician. There are certain musical skills that are not emphasized in a classical curriculum. Either that or I'm just a lousy student.

    Anyway, I would like to learn how to use my ears, to be able to comp, to improvised, to understand jazz harmony. I'm decent with my fingers, reading, and classical theory. I kinda know the fret board, just not how to use it in any meaningful way =D. I've little proficiency with a pick and my ears. Apart from chaotically jumping between methods and chord melodies, I'm working on 7th chords, shell voicing, and drop 2 voicing. I find it hard to absorb information if I don't have a need for it. For instance, if I don't have situations where I would be calling on 7th chord or drop 2 voicing, I'd forget it in a week.

    I hope to find a teacher that is thorough yet patient enough to work with a tone-deaf cinder block. Your recommendation is much appreciated.

    Best,
    Robbie

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbie.c
    Hello jazz guitarists =),

    I've studied and played classical guitar for about 10 years or so. I've had a fascination with jazz guitar/music for almost as long but never really dove into it for reasons I won't bore you with. Although I've been playing classical and have taken lessons from great teachers, I'm a little disappointed with how I've developed as a musician. There are certain musical skills that are not emphasized in a classical curriculum. Either that or I'm just a lousy student.

    Anyway, I would like to learn how to use my ears, to be able to comp, to improvised, to understand jazz harmony. I'm decent with my fingers, reading, and classical theory. I kinda know the fret board, just not how to use it in any meaningful way =D. I've little proficiency with a pick and my ears. Apart from chaotically jumping between methods and chord melodies, I'm working on 7th chords, shell voicing, and drop 2 voicing. I find it hard to absorb information if I don't have a need for it. For instance, if I don't have situations where I would be calling on 7th chord or drop 2 voicing, I'd forget it in a week.

    I hope to find a teacher that is thorough yet patient enough to work with a tone-deaf cinder block. Your recommendation is much appreciated.

    Best,
    Robbie

    Hi Robbie,

    I'd be delighted to help out if you are interested, as I have taught a lot of students with a similar background to yours.

    My website site link is below and if what I do looks of interest, then by all means drop me a line via the site and we can talk about what you'd like to develop etc.

    https://www,petesklaroff.com

    Thanks

    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbie.c
    Hello jazz guitarists =),

    I've studied and played classical guitar for about 10 years or so. I've had a fascination with jazz guitar/music for almost as long but never really dove into it for reasons I won't bore you with. Although I've been playing classical and have taken lessons from great teachers, I'm a little disappointed with how I've developed as a musician. There are certain musical skills that are not emphasized in a classical curriculum. Either that or I'm just a lousy student.

    Anyway, I would like to learn how to use my ears, to be able to comp, to improvised, to understand jazz harmony. I'm decent with my fingers, reading, and classical theory. I kinda know the fret board, just not how to use it in any meaningful way =D. I've little proficiency with a pick and my ears. Apart from chaotically jumping between methods and chord melodies, I'm working on 7th chords, shell voicing, and drop 2 voicing. I find it hard to absorb information if I don't have a need for it. For instance, if I don't have situations where I would be calling on 7th chord or drop 2 voicing, I'd forget it in a week.

    I hope to find a teacher that is thorough yet patient enough to work with a tone-deaf cinder block. Your recommendation is much appreciated.

    Best,
    Robbie
    Hi Robbie,

    I have taught many students with a similar history to yours.

    Send me a PM and we can discuss some details.

    Anthony


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    I can help you---with plain-spoken, practical advice and concrete direction for this new (for you) language. I'm plenty patient, and aim to bring you out, with pinpointed info. Will listen, diagnose, prescribe.

    PM if interested...

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbie.c
    Hello jazz guitarists =),

    I've studied and played classical guitar for about 10 years or so. I've had a fascination with jazz guitar/music for almost as long but never really dove into it for reasons I won't bore you with. Although I've been playing classical and have taken lessons from great teachers, I'm a little disappointed with how I've developed as a musician. There are certain musical skills that are not emphasized in a classical curriculum. Either that or I'm just a lousy student.

    Anyway, I would like to learn how to use my ears, to be able to comp, to improvised, to understand jazz harmony. I'm decent with my fingers, reading, and classical theory. I kinda know the fret board, just not how to use it in any meaningful way =D. I've little proficiency with a pick and my ears. Apart from chaotically jumping between methods and chord melodies, I'm working on 7th chords, shell voicing, and drop 2 voicing. I find it hard to absorb information if I don't have a need for it. For instance, if I don't have situations where I would be calling on 7th chord or drop 2 voicing, I'd forget it in a week.

    I hope to find a teacher that is thorough yet patient enough to work with a tone-deaf cinder block. Your recommendation is much appreciated.

    Best,
    Robbie
    I have been teaching guitar for 35 years. I specialize in new comers to Jazz.
    First lesson is Free.
    PM me if you are interested


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