In The Style Of Armen Movsesyan, Vol. 1



An in-depth study on the Jazz style of guitarist Armen Movsesyan. Read full description...

An in-depth study on the Jazz style of guitarist Armen Movsesyan.


-HD video performances of Armen Movesesyan improvising on standard changes
-Lessons where Varady shares his approach to music.
-Fully transcribed in standard notation and TAB
-Includes downloadable mp3 of all lessons and etude performances.


How I Started
Learning Improvisation
Technique Serving The Music
Metronome Exercises
Feeling The Time
Learning By Ear
Simplifying The Changes
Major Chord Approach
Minor Chord Approach

Standard progressions:

All Of Me
Blues Bb - 160 bpm
Blues Bb - 220 bpm
Blues Cm - 150 bpm
Blues Cm - 200 bpm
Blues F - 160 bpm
Blues F - 220 bpm
Night And Day
Rhythm Changes - 180 bpm
Rhythm Changes - 220 bpm
Take The A Train

Recommended prerequesites:

-Knowledge of Jazz concepts (technique, accompaniment and improvisation)

About the In The Style series:

The In The Style series focus strictly on the playing style of the artist. These are not general "how to" lessons. The goal of these lessons is to give insight on a wide range of topics relevant to the musical style of the artist. Advanced students will be able to immediately absorb and work on many of the concepts covered in the lessons. Beginner and intermediate level students will benefit greatly from the transcriptions of the numerous video performances with close ups when relevant. Music is like a language, and it is best learnt by surrounding yourself with better musicians. The goal of the "In The Style Series" is to give you this access, as much as possible, in the comfort of your own home!

About Armen Movsesyan:

Armen-Gurgen Movsesyan was born in Sochi, Russia after his mother and father emigrated from Georgia during a war between Abkhazia. Raised in a musical Armenian family,
Movsesyan was exposed at an early age to traditional folk music.

Movsesyan decided to pick up the guitar later in his teens after over 10 years of classical piano education. Watching his father sing older popular standards
from around the globe while playing the guitar inspired Movsesyan to start writing songs at 15.

Later at the University of Southern California, Movsesyan got into jazz and hasn’t looked back. The music that Movsesyan writes now is a combination of jazz, metal and other fusion styles. He hopes to continue playing the music that he loves and perhaps even making a little money on the side.

IMPORTANT: Please note that these are streamed videos; only the PDF transcriptions can be downloaded. When access is purchased, you will have permanent access to this lesson and all updates/corrections (if any) will be free of charge!

72 minutes across 25 parts

1. How I Started
2. Learning Improvisation
3. Technique Serving The Music
4. Timing
5. Metronome
6. Metronome Exercises
7. Feeling The Time
8. Learning By Ear
9. Simplifying The Changes
10. Major Chord Approach
11. Minor Chord Approach
All Of Me
Blues Bb 160
Blues Bb 220
Blues Cm 150
Blues Cm 200
Blues F 160
Blues F 220
Night And Day
Rhythm Changes 180
Take The A Train
Rhythm Changes 220
In The Style Of Armen Movsesyan Vol.1

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