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With Pink Guitarist Justin Derrico The Voice Lead Guitarist
With CSINY Actor Eddy Cahill
With CSI NY Actor Sela Ward
With Dixie Chick Nathalie Maine & Gregory Peck's Daughter Cecilia
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Who is your favorite pop guitar player around town? Maroon 5's James Valentine on the Art of Pop/FunkGuitar. He’s incredible. I would say he’s an inspiration, but what he inspires me to do is throw all my guitars into the L.A. River. While I may never be able to play like him, it’s always immensely fun to learn a new lick or voicing and incorporate it into my onstage vocabulary. Whenever I can, I take a guitar lesson from Jean-Marc Belkadi or other guys around town not just to learn new things, but because lessons keep me playing guitar. I went to a Berklee summer session right after high school in 1996, just to learn more guitar. That’s where I met John Mayer. He won the big scholarship prize—the son of a bitch. That’s why I didn’t give him that amp [laughs]. Article by Jude Gold
Jean Marc Belkadi Kicks Ass !!! Mike Stern Dweezil Zappa: "All in the Family" also took lessons from players such as Jean Marc Belkadi. It was like Guitar University Chordal Kung Fu Guitar Player's by Jude Gold
Frank Gambale I have always thought of Jean-Marc Belkadi as a remarkable guitarist. He is definitely one of the finest new upcoming Jazz Guitarist I've heard in years. His technique is awesome. It's a matter of the public catching up to what I've known for a long time. He is all set to blow you away and his CD Stopover is a must for all serious guitar fans.
Lucca Daddi Some months ago, I bought your instructional book "Advanced Scale Concepts and Licks" Hal Leonard. Well, I have read all its complete, solos are so good, all is very clear and well written and it treat many topics. So I congratulate you for your good work.
Premier Guitar MagazineInterview: James Valentine (Maroon 5) Hands All Over. "I started to get together with a great teacher in LA named Jean Marc Belkadi" page 3
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Modern Jazz Guitarist with an encyclopedic knowledge of Jazz, Rock, Fusion, Funk Guitar. Jean Marc Belkadi developed a prodigious technique and a very unique style performing with the best: Stephane Grapelli, Joe Pass, Mike Stern, Frank Gambale, Scott Henderson, Joe Diorio, Ted Greene. He is often featured in Premier Guitar and Guitar Player Magazine's Master Chop Column. According to the Magazine Jean Marc is considered as "one of the best Guitar Instructors in the world and beyond". "Sensei to the Stars"
The Instructional books Hal Leonard/Musicians Institute Press 1 - A Modern Approach to Jazz, Rock & Fusion 1997 2 - The Diminished Scale for Guitar 1997 3 - Advanced Scale Concepts & Licks for Guitar 1999 4 - Jazz-Rock Triad Improvising for Guitar 2000 5 - Slap & Pop Technique for Guitar 2001 6 - Outside Guitar Licks 2002 7 - Progressive Tapping Licks 2003 8 - Classical Themes for Electric Guitar 2004 9 - Ethnic Rhythms for Electric Guitar Jan 2005 10- Exotic Scales & Licks for Electric Guitar 2005 11- Technique Exercises for Guitar 2006 and in 2011 12- The Composite Blues Scale for Electric Guitar eBook
Jean Marc Belkadi Belkadi studied with Stephane Grapelli in France and in the US with Frank Gambale, Scott Henderson, Joe Pass, Joe Diorio, Tal Farlow, and Robben Ford at the Musicians Institute. The Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT) class of 1985 had notable alumni such as Jeff Buckley and Paul Gilbert. He also studied chord improvisation with the greatest Guitar Master Coach of all-time: Ted Greene who trained also Mike Stern and Pat Metheny among others.
Jean Marc Belkadi won the top prices (Jazz category) of the Billboard Song Contest in 1993 - Among 80 000 entries and with Judge Quency Jones, the 2 songs were originally recorded at A&M Records on the request of then A&M VP Music Executive John McClain, presently Michael Jackson 's Estate Executor. Jean Marc Belkadi was invited in 2004 by the Guitar Center to be member of the jury for the yearly GuitarMageddon Contest. He was one of the most respected and sought after Guitar Teacher of the Los Angeles Music Academy 1997- 2002 and Musicians Institute 1994 - 2007.
In 2017 Author, Composer: Jean Marc Belkadi co-wrote "White Linen" (featuring Cyhi The Prynce) with singer-songwriter Mike Posner, Mat Musto (aka Blackbear), Cydel Young and Peter Hortaridis, this song produced by American hip-hop duo Mike Posner and blackbear is from their studio album Mansionz (2017). Jean Marc also plays electric guitar on "Nobody Knows" (Mansionz) composed by Mike Posner, Musto and Soren Bryce. The latest 2019 Mike Posner's Album features a song "Wide Open" composed by Mike Posner, Jean Marc Belkadi, Adam Friedman and James Bowen.
James Valentine from the Maroon 5 invited his guitar instructor Jean Marc Belkadi in the Ernie Ball series documentary "The Pursuit of Tone" directed by Haven Lamoureux and produced by Dustin Hinz. "the documentary series profiles the world’s greatest guitar players and their lifelong search for their own unique sound".
He is the author of written 11 Instructional book/CD sets published by Hal leonard and Musicians Institute Press. These concepts address the Jazz, Rock and Fusion guitar soloists and are sold worldwide. JMB has an e-book with 60 mp3 "The Composite Blues Scale for Electric Guitar" which is his first self-published but book number 12 !!!