With Nirvana Drummer and Foo Fighter Singer Dave Grohl
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
Guitarist Evan Stanley with Kiss
With "Cooler than Me" and "I took a pill in ibiza" Mike Posner
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Who is your favorite pop guitar player around town? Maroon 5's James Valentine on the Art of Pop/Funk Guitar Guitar Player Magazine Issue He’s incredible. I would say he’s an inspiration, but whathe 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’salways immensely fun to learn a new lick or voicing andincorporate it into my onstage vocabulary. Whenever I can,I take a guitar lesson from Jean-Marc Belkadi or otherguys around town not just to learn new things, but becauselessons keep me playing guitar. I went to a Berklee summersession right after high school in 1996, just to learn more guitar. That’s where I met John Mayer. He won the bigscholarship prize—the son of a bitch. That’s why I didn’tgive 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 byJude Gold
Frank Gambale I have always thought of Jean-Marc Belkadi as a remarkableguitarist. He is definitely one of the finest new upcomingJazz Guitarist I've heard in years. His technique is awesome.It's a matter of the public catching up to what I've known fora 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 veryclear and well written and it treat many topics. So Icongratulate you for your good work.
Premier Guitar Magazine Interview: James Valentine (Maroon 5) Hands All Over. "I started to get together with a great teacher in LA named Jean Marc Belkadi"
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 Guitar2005 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 Grapelliin France and in the US with Frank Gambale, ScottHenderson, Joe Pass, Joe Diorio, Tal Farlow, andRobben Ford at the Musicians Institute in 1985. HisGuitar Institute of Technology (GIT) class of 1985 hadnotable alumni such as Jeff Buckley and Paul Gilbert.He also studied chord improvisation with the greatestGuitar Master Coach of all-time: Ted Greene whotrained 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 Centerto be member of the jury for the GuitarMageddon Contest. He was one of the most respected and sought after GuitarTeacher of the Los Angeles Music Academy 1997- 2002and Musicians Institute 1994 - 2007.
Jean Marc Belkadi has recorded an Album STOPOVER Check here the (Reviews) and 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 !!!