Jean Marc Belkadi

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Jean Marc Belkadi
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Background information
Origin Toulouse, France
Genres Jazz, Fusion, Instrumental Rock
Occupation(s) Musician, Composer, Music Instructional Book Writer
Years active 1984–present
Labels Hal Leonard Corporation
Website Jeanmarcbelkadi.com
Notable instruments
Yamaha

Jean Marc Belkadi is a French born, American Jazz Fusion Guitarist. He is known for his prolific improvisational soloing technique. Many famous professional guitarists have studied with him and he is fast becoming "like his mentor, the late, great guitar genius Ted Greene,"[1] a reference in the world of Guitar Instruction.

Career[edit]

Belkadi studied with Frank Gambale, Scott Henderson, Joe Pass, Joe Diorio, Tal Farlow, and Robben Ford at the Musicians Institute in 1985. The Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT) class of 1985 had notable alumni such as Jeff Buckley and Paul Gilbert. He instructed at the school (GIT) from 1998 to 2007 and at the Los Angeles Music Academy College of Music (LAMA) from 1996 to 2000.[2][3]

Belkadi has recorded a CD, Stopover, and written 11 instructional book/CD sets published by Hal Leonard Corporation / Musicians Institute Press. In 2011, he released his first digital E-book with 60 MP3 audio tracks: The Composite Blues Scale for Electric Guitar.

Notable students[edit]

Instructional book/CD sets[edit]

  • 1997: A Modern Approach to Jazz, Rock & Fusion - Hal Leonard Corporation / Musicians Institute Press
  • 1997: The Diminished Scale for Guitar - Hal Leonard Corporation / Musicians Institute Press
  • 1999: Advanced Scale Concepts & Licks for Guitar - Hal Leonard Corporation / Musicians Institute Press
  • 2000: Jazz-Rock Triad Improvising for Guitar - Hal Leonard Corporation / Musicians Institute Press
  • 2001: Slap & Pop Technique for Guitar - Hal Leonard Corporation / Musicians Institute Press
  • 2002: Outside Guitar Licks - Hal Leonard Corporation / Musicians Institute Press
  • 2003: Progressive Tapping Licks - Hal Leonard Corporation / Musicians Institute Press
  • 2004: Classical Themes for Electric Guitar - Hal Leonard Corporation / Musicians Institute Press
  • 2005: Ethnic Rhythms for Electric Guitar - Hal Leonard Corporation / Musicians Institute Press
  • 2005: Exotic Scales & Licks for Electric Guitar - Hal Leonard Corporation / Musicians Institute Press
  • 2006: Technique Exercises for Guitar - Hal Leonard Corporation / Musicians Institute Press
  • 2011: The Composite Blues Scale for Electric Guitar - Belkadi Publications - E-book

Discography[edit]

  • 1998: Stopover
  • 2010: Just For the Fun
  • 2012: Check Point
  • 2012: The Sniper
  • 2013: It's Not Difficult
  • 2015: Mission Possible

Personal life[edit]

Belkadi is married to graphic designer and painter Marie Christine Belkadi. She edited and designed Belkadi's instructional books and CDs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Gold, Jude (December 13, 2007). "Extreme Sweeping: Jean-Marc Belkadi's Polytonal Plectrum Pyrotechnics". Guitar Player. Retrieved September 28, 2014. "Sensei to the Stars".
  2. ^ Gold, Jude (December 21, 2005). "Chordal Kung Fu". Guitar Player. Retrieved September 28, 2014. "People light up when I play this stuff," says GIT (Musicians Institute) instructor and author Jean Marc Belkadi.
  3. ^ Gold, Jude (March 1, 2009). "Lessons: Soloing Seminars". Guitar Player. Retrieved September 28, 2014. "Any idea you have, you can take it up the fretboard through the different pentatonic fingerings," says Belkadi.
  4. ^ Kies, Chris (December 2010). "Interview: James Valentine (Maroon 5) – Hands All Over". Premier Guitar. Archived from the original on August 12, 2011. Retrieved September 28, 2014. "I started to get together with a great teacher in LA named Jean Marc Belkadi..."
  5. ^ Fox, Darrin (July 2006). "All in The Family: Dweezil Zappa Interview". Guitar Player. Archived from the original on July 5, 2008. Retrieved September 28, 2014. "I also took lessons from players such as Jean Marc Belkadi and T.J. Helmerich. It was like Guitar University here!"
  6. ^ Tonjes, Meghan & Eddie Cahill (January 31, 2013). "Eddie Cahill – Gibson Guitar @ NAMM 2013". GibsonGuitarCorp on YouTube. Archived from the original on April 21, 2014. Retrieved August 13, 2015. "Turns out, the actor is a serious music fan and pupil of L.A. guitar teacher Jean Marc Belkadi."

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