Jazz Guitar Masterclass

Sylvain Luc

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The guitarist and reputed jazz composer Sylvain Luc shares with you this online jazz guitar masterclass! Expand your jazz guitar techniques with exclusive advice from one of the greatest French guitarists!

Jazz Guitar Masterclass

Sylvain mostly plays Godin Multiac guitars, both the nylon and steel string versions. He also, but less frequently, plays with the Godin 5th Avenue series. Luc sometimes detunes the sixth strings of his guitars, both to emulate a bass sound while accompanying and to accompany himself in solos.

Eclecticism is a feature of Sylvain: Keith Jarret, John Scofield, Maurice Ravel and Django Rheinardt with a particular tenderness for JS Bach.

The guitarist mostly plays fingerstyle, even with a steel string guitar, and sometimes uses a plectrum. He often switches during the course of a single song.

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The main concepts taught

Interpretation

Harmony

Untuning

Base line

Finger Techniques

Program proposed by Sylvain Luc

Sylvain Luc will share with you his experiences as a guitarist, his feelings as a musician, as well as his personal vision of music. In order to be as clear and interactive as possible, this masterclass is structured like an interview, conducted by Louis Martinez. Therefore, the format enables Sylvain Luc to better develop and explain his points. Finally, this jazz guitar masterclass is built around 3 essential chapters: rhythm, melody and harmony. 

ChapterDetailed Notions

The Rhythm

Sylvain Luc explains you some finger tips and rythmic signatures, with the metronome and on traditional musics.

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In this session, Sylvain Luc introduces you how to include the beat, which rhythm technique to use according to the music style. He teaches you how to use the metronome in this case.

You will discover the following traditional music : zortiko (in 5/4), banaco (in 7/4) and fandango (in 6/8).

Regarding the rythmic signatures, you will practice on the piece « Colchiques dans les prés », played in different manners : in 4/4, in 3/4, in 5/4 …

The Sound

Which approach to master the sound : nails, the pick, fingers…

Get used to play sound with different manners : sound with nails, fingers, pick or with the thumb. The balance of the sound and the coordination are two main notions introduced in this session. Sylvain Luc suggests you to finish this step with an exercice based on the Pujol method.

The Melody

Interpreting and listening a melody. Discover these two notions with the music piece « Over the Rainbow »

Here you will discover different approaches around melody : interpretation and listening.

Take a look as well at variations, the addition of a base line, and the example on a piece of song.

Sylvain Luc will also give you advices about traps to avoid.

Harmony

Discover how to harmonize a melody, how to accompany the melody with one or two voices on the song « Time after Time ».

For the last part of this masterclass, Sylvain will present you how to use the minor relative for the harmonization. He shares ideas about the melody accompaniement.

Discover other ways to play by untuning the guitar for instance.

ChapterDetailed Notions

The Rhythm

Sylvain Luc explains you some finger tips and rythmic signatures, with the metronome and on traditional musics.

.

In this session, Sylvain Luc introduces you how to include the beat, which rhythm technique to use according to the music style. He teaches you how to use the metronome in this case.

You will discover the following traditional music : zortiko (in 5/4), banaco (in 7/4) and fandango (in 6/8).

Regarding the rythmic signatures, you will practice on the piece « Colchiques dans les prés », played in different manners : in 4/4, in 3/4, in 5/4 …

The Sound

Which approach to master the sound : nails, the pick, fingers…

Get used to play sound with different manners : sound with nails, fingers, pick or with the thumb. The balance of the sound and the coordination are two main notions introduced in this session. Sylvain Luc suggests you to finish this step with an exercice based on the Pujol method.

The Melody

Interpreting and listening a melody. Discover these two notions with the music piece « Over the Rainbow »

Here you will discover different approaches around melody : interpretation and listening.

Take a look as well at variations, the addition of a base line, and the example on a piece of song.

Sylvain Luc will also give you advices about traps to avoid.

Harmony

Discover how to harmonize a melody, how to accompany the melody with one or two voices on the song « Time after Time ».

For the last part of this masterclass, Sylvain will present you how to use the minor relative for the harmonization. He shares ideas about the melody accompaniement.

Discover other ways to play by untuning the guitar for instance.

A word from our teachers

"In jazz standards, which I'm interested, it's not the piece of bravery or the chorus anymore, it's the composition as it is written, the melody, and what one has, as an interpreter, to tell." This online jazz guitar masterclass is geared towards experienced players. Sylvain Luc shares his experiences as a Jazz guitarist & his vision of music to help you develop your technique! This jazz guitar masterclass is for experienced guitarists who want to develop their game and learn from an jazz expert. 

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