An in-depth study on the Jazz style of guitarist Micheal Valeanu. Read full description…
An in-depth study on the Jazz style of guitarist Micheal Valeanu.
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-HD video performances of Micheal Valeanu improvising on standard changes
-Lessons where Micheal shares his approach to music.
-Fully transcribed in standard notation and TAB
-Includes downloadable mp3 of all lessons and etude performances.
Playing The Changes
Expanding The Harmonies
Blues Bb 180
Blues Bb 240
Blues Cm 180
Blues Cm 240
Blues F 180
Blues F 220
Rhythm Changes 180
Rhythm Changes 220
Rhythm Changes 260
-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 Micheal Valeanu:
Born in Paris, France in 1985, New York based guitarist and composer Michael Valeanu is one of the most exciting players of his generation. His passion for Jazz and for all the other genres of music he came across while growing up as a musician in France and in the United States has allowed him to create a unique voice on his instrument.
Michael started studying guitar when he was 14 years old but the music was always around him. He recalls playing with his dad's guitar since he was able to stand. " My dad is a music lover and an amateur guitarist. He would play guitar on my mom's belly when I was in the womb. He passed me the love for this instrument and he exposed me with a lot of different music, regardless of any stylistic boundaries."
While in Paris he studied at the Nadia & Lili Boulanger Conservatory and at the Edim / National School of Music of Bourg-la-Reine. During those years the young guitarist was trying to get the most out of what Paris had to offer musically. He became very quickly active on the Parisian musical scene as a sideman and would regurarly get hired for studio work. At this time he also started playing and listening to music from North and West Africa, from Brazil and he even studied classical guitar ." I was obsessed with anything new I wasn't able to do or understand. "
In 2008, in order to quench his thirst for music and to learn "Real Jazz" he moved to New York city and attended the New School For Jazz and Contemporary Music. " I was finally able to study and play with my heroes and I was surrounded by young talented musicians." In 2010 he was selected to participate in the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program for a two weeks residency at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. In 2015 he was desgnated second runner-up in the Wes Montgomery International Jazz Guitar Competition.
Since then Michael has played in New York Jazz clubs such as Small's, Jazz Standard, Birdland, Smoke and in clubs and festivals all over the States, as well as in Europe and in Japan.
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|1. Playing The Changes|
|3. Guide Tones|
|4. Expanding The Harmonies|
|5. Harmonic Tensions|
|6. Chord Shapes|
|8. Intervalic Playing|
|9. Rhythmic Variety|
|10. Comping Ideas|
|Blues Bb 180|
|Blues Bb 240|
|Blues Cm 180|
|Blues Cm 240|
|Blues F 180|
|Blues F 220|
|Rhythm Changes 180|
|Rhythm Changes 220|
|Rhythm Changes 260|
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