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Jean Marc Belkadi is published by
Hal Leonard  and Musicians Institute Press

The books/CD/Tabs are available @ Amazon. and Guitar
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 JMB's
"Legato Exercises for Increasing Left-Hand
Strength and Coordination"

Premier Guitar Magazine   
Exotic Lines from a Turkish Mode
by JMB
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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 ... more here in Guitar Player
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 Jean 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"
Cool Jean Marc Belkadi's
Guitar Sessions for Commercials
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

Exotic Scales & Licks for Electric Guitar

11- Technique
Exercises for Guitar

12- The
Composite Blues Scale for Electric Guitar
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The Composite Blues Scale for Electric Guitar / 60 mp3

The concept 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.
with Michael Jackson's Producer
Great Guitar Session at
The Legendary
Marvin's Room in Hollywood
Sensei to the Stars:
Full article in  
Guitar Player Magazine
JMB's Channel on
Offset tricks. You can play a composite blues scale over other chord types, too. The
trick is knowing how to offset the scale root in relation to the chord root in relation to the
chord root. (It can be tricky to work out these associations, so be patient and go slowly.)
For Instance, over a minor 7th  chord, play the composite scale located a fourth higher.
To improvise over
Dm7 (D-F-A-C or 1-b3-5-b7), for instance, you’d play
G composite blues scale (G, A, Bb, B, C, Db, D, E, F). Notice how, in addition to
Dm7’s chord tones, the G composite blues scale offers G, Bb, B, Db, and E. If you relate
these notes to
Dm7, you get the 4 (G), #5 (Bb or A#), 6 (B), 7 (Db or C#), and 9 (E).
EX.4 is a G  composite blues line played against Dm7. Guitar Player article here
Jean Marc Belkadi uses the
Regular Slinky Custom Gauge 2221
Ernie Ball Nickel Wound Guitar Strings
Made in USA
The eBook is on  iTunes
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.  
JMB with Mike Posner
Jean Marc also plays guitar on
"Nobody Knows" (Mansionz) composed
by Mike Posner, Musto and Soren Bryce  
Jean Marc Belkadi was invited to perform a hilarious guitar solo
in "Swing States" (2017) directed by Jonathan Sheldon.
"Swing States is a comedy about "A bohemian Seattle DJ
uses his on-air charisma to create a fictitious conservative
radio personality becoming an overnight sensation"
you can rent the movie on Amazon or Netflix.
James Valentine 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

"Ernie Ball highlights Maroon 5
guitars and songwriter James Valentine.
Experience the story behind James'
sonic evolution from his start Lincoln
Nebraska, to the world's largest
stadiums with one of rock's most
successful bands, Maroon 5".
You can see the full video  
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