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In this follow-up to his popular jazz guitar masterclass series (1, 2 & 3), renowned guitarist Mike Moreno expands on his concepts about the guitar and jazz. In this sixth part (of 4, 5 & 6), Mike breaks down his system of learning jazz standards. If you're finding it difficult to internalize jazz repertoire and organize your learning in a beneficial way, this guitar masterclass is for you. NOTE: If you want to buy this 3-part series (videos 4, 5 & 6) at a discount, you can get the entire bundle here!
Topics Covered: Guitar, Learning Jazz Standards, Learning How to Learn, Going Beyond the Lead Sheet, Errors on Charts, Learning from Recordings, Grouping Composers Together, Learning the Composer's Style, Hearing the Harmony, Managing "The List" of Standard Repertoire, Finding the Real Melody and Chord Changes, Keys, Alterations, Etc.
Originally from Houston, Texas, Mike began studying music formally at the Houston High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, a school renowned for its musical alumni, which includes such luminaries as Jason Moran, Robert Glasper, Brian Michael Cox, Eric Harland, Chris Dave, Kendrick Scott, and Beyoncé.
After graduating, Mike moved to New York City with a scholarship to attend the New School University. While still in school he began garnering the recognition necessary to be called to perform and tour with some of the most venerable names in the Jazz world as well as rising stars of the scene.
Over the years, they have included The Joshua Redman Elastic Band, Lizz Wright Band, Nicholas Payton Quartet, Stefon Harris Sonic Creed, Me’Shell N’Degeocello, Jason Moran, Terence Blanchard, Robert Glasper, Ambrose Akinmusire, Gretchen Parlato, Aaron Parks, Claudia Acuña, Greg Osby 4, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Jeremy Pelt, John Ellis, Myron Walden, Kenny Garret, Yosvany Terry, Ralph Bowen, Will Vinson and more.