Jean Marc Belkadi is published by Hal Leonard and Musicians Institute Press
The books/CD/Tabs are available on Amazon. and Guitar Center
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"


Premier Guitar Magazine   Building Chops: Left-Hand Strength
and Coordination Jean Marc Belkadi "Legato Exercises for Increasing
Left-Hand Strength and Coordination"


Premier Guitar Magazine   Exotic Lines from a Turkish Mode by JMB


Guitar Player Magazine      Extreme Sweeping
Jean Marc Belkadi's Polytonal Plectrum Pyrotechnics.
"The polytonal and bi-tonal licks I’m going to show you are directly inspired
by listening to pianists such as Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock,
as well as saxophone players like Michael Brecker and Joe Henderson”
Guitar Instructor

Jean-Marc Belkadi has, as he's done with so many guitar
approaches, refined dozens of cool ways to use
pentatonics. One thing he likes his students to explore is
stringskipping lines such as Ex. 12. And, as shown
in Ex. 13, Belkadi often handles string skips
the smart convenient, “hybrid” way — by plucking
the higher string with the picking hand’s middle finger.
Notice that this last example has a hemiolic
three-against-four pick/hammer/pluck downbeats),
and it will retain its jagged unpredictable sound...
by Guitar Journalist Jude Gold

Pentatonic Pyrotechnics
Contact Me if you want to schedule a Private or Skype Guitar Lesson
one on one  from anywhere in the world!
Sensei to the Stars:

You don’t have to be an amateur guitarist to
need guitar lessons. Even the pros like a good
schoolin’ now and again.
And if you’re a professional guitarist, singer, or
actor in the Los Angeles area who’s fishing
around for a guitar teacher, it
 probably won’t
be long before someone refers you to

Jean-Marc Belkadi. Like his mentor, the late,
great guitar genius Ted Greene, Belkadi is
quickly emerging as one of the most in

demand and respected guitar instructors ...
in  Guitar Player Magazine
The concept of The Composite Blues Scale for      
Electric Guitar with 60 mp3
is to help you play more efficiently the composite blues
scale over the  dominant, major, minor 7th and

minor 7th b5 chords. This is a necessary book to
improve your blues vocabulary by understanding the
connection between the chromaticism and the blues
scale in different music styles:
Jazz, Rock, Funk,
Fusion, Pop & Latin.
The eBook is available on  iTunes
GP’s favorite prodigal son Jude Gold delivered
this knowledge. “The easiest way to add zip to an ascending
three-notes-per-string scale is to pick only the first note on
each string and hammer the two that follow.
The problem with this highly legato strategy, though,
is that it results in a predictable and repetitive sound.
Southern California guitar sensei J
ean Marc Belkadi
has noticed a clever way to liven things up without
slowing youdown: Play every third picked note as the
first note in an upward sweep of the pick that drops you
back down three strings. When you finally reach
the highest string (bar 2, middle of beat two),
descend back down the scale as shown".
Guitar Player Magazine
Vlog 'n' roll at Gibson's  NAMM Jam.
Need some cuddles? Meghan gets the squeeze
from
CSI:NY's Detective Don Flack, who is the
Epiphone Casino owning star
Eddie Cahill in real
life. Turns out, the actor is a serious music fan and
pupil of L.A. guitar teacher
Jean-Marc Belkadi.  
Stay tuned for the inside scoop as Gibson jams
NAMM.  JMB's name at 1.05 Minute
Cool Jean Marc Belkadi's Guitar Sessions for Commercials
Chordal Kung Fu
Jean-Marc Belkadi Sharing
musical examples inspired by
Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass,
George Benson, Pat Metheny,
Kevin Eubanks, Grant Green,
and several other jazz legends,
Belkadi hopes
this Master Class will help
Guitar Players readers.
Jude Gold's
GP article
JMB's Guitar Instructional books with CD:

1  - A Modern Approach to Jazz, Rock & Fusion
2  - The Diminished Scale for Guitar  
3  - Advanced Scale Concepts & Licks for Guitar
4  - Jazz-Rock Triad Improvising for Guitar
5  - Slap & Pop Technique for Guitar
6  - Outside Guitar Licks
7  - Progressive Tapping Licks
8  - Classical Themes for Electric Guitar
9  - Ethnic Rhythms for Electric Guitar
10- Exotic Scales & Licks for Electric Guitar
11- Technique Exercises for Guitar
12- The Composite Blues Scale for Electric Guitar
Guitar Session @ The  Marvin's Room with
Michael Jackson's Producer Jon Nettlesbey
SWEEPING AWAY THAT BORING LEGATO SOUND