The Instructional books: 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 Oct 2005 11- Technique Exercises for Guitar 2006 12- The Composite Blues Scale for Electric Guitar May 2011 E-book
Jean Marc Belkadi won the second and third price (Jazz category) of the Billboard Song Contest in 1992 and 1993 over 80 000 entries. The Chairman of the Jury at the time was Quency Jones, the 2 songs were originally recorded at A&M Records on the request of then A&M Music Executive John McClain, presently Michael Jackson 's Estate Executor. Jean Marc Belkadi was invited in 2004 by LA Guitar Center to be member of the jury for the GuitarMageddon Contest and was Guitar Instructor at Lama 1997- 2002 and Musicians Institute 1994 - 2007. Jean Marc Belkadi has recorded a CD STOPOVER (Reviews) and written 11 Instructional book/CD sets published by HAL LEONARD. These concepts address the Jazz, Rock and Fusion soloists and are sold worldwide. A new Instructional e-book with 60 mp3 tracks "The Composite Blues Scale for Electric Guitar" was released in 2011
Maroon 5's James Valentine on the Art of Pop/Funk Guitar
Who is your favorite pop guitar player around town? Blake Mills. 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 Nov 2012 Guitar Player Magazine Issue
Vlog 'n' roll at Gibson's 2013 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. Want more hugs and behind-the-scenes coverage? Stay tuned for the inside scoop as Gibson jams NAMM. Below at 1.05