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Wednesday
Dec232015

23 Epic Guitar Lessons on azsamadlessons.com

 

Hello there!

2015 has been a wonderful year for my NEW azsamadlessons.com website. The lesson library is growing gradually and there's more in the works. I want to thank you for being a supporter of the website.

There's more slated for 2016 that I can't reveal yet but you'll see gradually. To round up 2015, here's a recap of all the 23 lessons on the site so far organized for you!

[WORKSHOPS: LEARNING FROM THE MASTERS]
10 Things I Learned From The Jack Thammarat Kuala Lumpur Workshop
http://azsamadlessons.com/?p=150
10 Things I Learned From The Guthrie Govan Kuala Lumpur Workshop
http://azsamadlessons.com/?p=97

[GENERAL MUSIC TIPS]
How do you get the most out of a jazz festival?
http://azsamadlessons.com/?p=119

[GEAR]
How to find the right guitar for you
http://azsamadlessons.com/?p=136

[JAZZ GUITAR]
My Jazz Guitar Practice Routine
http://azsamadlessons.com/?p=138
How do you play jazz chords on guitar?
http://azsamadlessons.com/?p=114
How to use chromatic notes in your guitar solos
http://azsamadlessons.com/?p=128
How to solo on Autumn Leaves: Part 1
http://azsamadlessons.com/?p=78
In chord melody arrangements, how do you do guitar fills?
http://azsamadlessons.com/?p=59
What are Drop-2, Drop-3 and Drop-2&4 Voicings for guitar?
http://azsamadlessons.com/?p=38
Beyond Scales & Licks: How to create cool solos!
http://azsamadlessons.com/?p=37

[PRACTICE SECRETS]
How to become a better guitarist in just 10 minutes a day!
http://azsamadlessons.com/?p=120
3 things I didn’t realize when I started playing guitar
http://azsamadlessons.com/?p=125
How do you jam with other guitarists?
http://azsamadlessons.com/?p=123
How do you overcome stage fright?
http://azsamadlessons.com/?p=94

[SCALES]
How to Develop Creative Guitar Licks from Scales
http://azsamadlessons.com/?p=82
How To Learn Scales On Guitar
http://azsamadlessons.com/?p=75

[TECHNIQUE LESSONS]
How to play fast on guitar?
http://azsamadlessons.com/?p=130
Beginner Guitar: 7 Tips To Ease Your Barre Chords
http://azsamadlessons.com/?p=92
Folk Fingerstyle Strumming Lesson
http://azsamadlessons.com/?p=72
Intro to Odd Meter Fingerstyle Guitar Patterns
http://azsamadlessons.com/?p=69

[MUSIC THEORY]
Pitch Axis meets Modulation: A Joe Satriani Inspired Lesson
http://azsamadlessons.com/?p=58

[UKULELE LESSONS]
50 Blues Ukulele Licks
http://azsamadlessons.com/?p=31

Wanna learn something in particular in 2016? Please let me know by emailing me a question! =)

Thanks again. =)

Best wishes,
Az


 

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Tuesday
Feb042014

#azjazzlessons #4: Learning To Develop Solos Like John Scofield

For jazz guitarists & jazz improvisors:

#azjazzlesson #todayIlearned

So I'm trying to learn something new everyday by documenting what I learned from watching a YouTube video. Today I looked for something from John Scofield and found this amazing concert video. 

Here's what I learned from watching his solo from 4:47 onwards.

1) Varying picking between the middle area to closer to the bridge is a great way to create different tones in phrases
2) Quoting the melody at the end of a solo is a very useful and clear way to cue the end of a solo
3) Changing the attack during a very scalar or sequence based line is a good way to create interest & subtle variation 
4) To surprise the listener, if the line feels like it's supposed to keep going up in direction, break the line and go to the opposite direction
5) Using the melodic contour of the melody is a good way to build phrases
6) Using certain parts of the melody as a road marker during the solo can be useful to keep the solo thematic 
7) To repeat a phrase that starts with a bend, you can also use a volume swell instead - this creates a repeat but is subtlely different

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5g5ko-Z04c

#johnscofield #jazzsolo #improvisation #jazzguitar #guitar

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If you're interested to learn more in depth, lessons are available worldwide via Skype & in person in Kuala Lumpur.

Register for the 2-month jazz guitar masterclass here:http://www.azsamad.com/jazz


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Thursday
Dec192013

Kickstart Your Guitar Playing in 2014

  • Have you always wanted to be better at guitar? 
  • Do you have a dusty guitar under your bed all alone with strings rusting away?
  • Have you been playing for years & years but now have gotten in a rut, stuck & stagnant?
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    Why let your musical dreams fade away? Let 2014 be the beginning of something exciting!

    "I have owned a guitar for 10 years before I finally decided to do something with it, and I picked the right teacher. Az seems to have a knack for mind-reading as he is able to dissect and explain the music to me even before I know what questions to ask. His emphasis on learning the basics well has helped me build a sound foundation to progress much faster."

    Carolyn Hong, Beginner Guitar Student, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Introducing guitar programs designed to make YOU a better player

    "Az has an amazing ability to teach in a way that makes it so easy to learn, I managed to learn so much in just a short span of time."

    Mei Chern, Singer-songwriter, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


    Now, you might say to yourself... I could just learn all this on my own. I could just go on YouTube and find tons of free lessons. Yes, you could.

    In fact, this is what Lai Ze Ren did before he studied with me:

    "Before I join Az's class I had already learn and play for 4 years but all the while, my overall playing still quite stiff especially the percussive techniques that I learnt from Youtube. After getting his lessons, my previous weaknesses such as playing with no emotions, stiff techniques have removed!"

    Lai Ze Ren, Fingerstyle Guitar Course Student, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    There is an abundance of free lessons online. BUT, you would need to spend time going through the mass number of hack guitar teachers and wanna-be instructors who do not know what YOUR problems are. 

    • Cookie cutter solutions gets you cookie cutter results. 
    • Study with ordinary materials and become ordinary. 

    If you love being ordinary, then these courses are NOT FOR YOU.

    My students are very busy people. From CEOs to teachers to law students to music college students & retired professionals, they have packed schedules & VERY limited time.

    "...my goal is not to sit for exams or to add stress to the learning experience. So indeed we managed to work on a plan for lessons to be managed with a balance of my work schedule of which I appreciate the most." 

    Samantha Lee, Beginner Guitar Student, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    "I have been a guitarist for almost 10 years and thought I could just get by with chords and melody. Learning from Az has been an amazing experience, every lesson has multiplied my knowledge of music and just went I thought I learned enough about a particular thing, he amazes me with his depth of knowledge and wisdom."
     

    Benjamin Khong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Completed The Jazz Guitar Masterclass Course in Oct 2013) 

    Ready to learn more? Here are the class details:

    NOTE: All the classes are private lessons, one-on-one classes. There are no group classes at the moment.  

    Guitar Lessons
    • Choose From 3 Programs: 
      • Singer-Songwriter Guitar
      • Jazz Guitar
      • Beginner 
    • Single Lesson & 4, 8 or 12 Lesson Packages Available
    • Study in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia OR worldwide via Skype

    Click Here To Learn More About the Guitar Lessons:
    http://www.azsamad.com/guitar-lessons  

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    Music Lessons
    • Choose From 3 Programs: 
      • Composition
      • Improvisation
      • Jazz & Contemporary Harmony/Theory
    • Single Lesson & 4, 8 or 12 Lesson Packages Available
    • Study in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia OR worldwide via Skype

    Click Here To Learn More About the Music Lessons:
    http://www.azsamad.com/music-lessons   

    ** To register, message me here to book your slot: http://www.azsamad.com/contact **

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    [Busy Schedule? Take A Short Course.]
    NOTE: All the classes are private lessons, one-on-one classes. There are no group classes at the moment.  

    Intro to Fingerstyle Ukulele Course
    • 2-Month Course 
    • Limited Enrollment - only 3 Students Max

    Click Here To Learn More About The Intro to Fingerstyle Ukulele Course:
    http://www.azsamad.com/ukulele

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    Intro to Jazz Blues Guitar Course
    • 2-Month Course 
    • Limited Enrollment - only 3 Students Max

    Click Here To Learn More About The Intro to Jazz Blues Guitar Course:
    http://www.azsamad.com/jazzblues

    ** To register, message me here to book your slot:http://www.azsamad.com/contact **

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    Percussive Fingerstyle Guitar Course
    • 3-Month course 
    • Limited Enrollment - only 3 Students Max
    Click Here To Learn More About The Percussive Fingerstyle Guitar Course:
    ** To register, message me here to book your slot:http://www.azsamad.com/contact **

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    Jazz Guitar Masterclass
    http://www.azsamad.com/jazz
     
    • 2-Month Course 
    • Limited Enrollment - only 3 Students Max

    Click Here To Learn More About The Jazz Guitar Masterclass:
    http://www.azsamad.com/jazz 

    REMEMBER: Register by 11:59pm Tuesday, December 31, 2013 to lock into current class rates. NEW 2014 Rates begin on January 1, 2014.

    ** To register, message me here to book your slot:http://www.azsamad.com/contact **
     

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