These testimonials are taken from the posts on the forum inside by registered users, e-mails to Mark and other sources!!
April 3, 2018
Hi Mark! I wanted to let you know that your conservatory site is the absolute best
resource for learning bebop I have ever come across. I've tried plenty, believe
me. You are providing such an awesome teaching tool for such a bargain. And not
just the best for guitar—I haven't heard any bebop instruction as good as yours.
I've been telling people about your site on the jazz guitar forums on
Reddit. Every jazz guitarist should know about you and your instruction.
Also, I just love your records, you're a living legend man, thanks for the
incredible music and tutelage.
I haven't renewed yet, I feel I need a little time to digest and apply and
practice what I saw on your site. I'll be back for certain.
All of my best, and thank you
June 8, 2013
Hi Mark: I joined the site this week. I can't thank you enough for the material that you've put together. I've been looking for this without success. I have used many other sites including: Mike's Master Classes, Jimmy Bruno's school when it was up and running and other instructional methods. Your material is amazing because it doesn't come across as "studies" that are written for students. The single line choruses to "Lazy Bird" alone testify to the above statement. Wishing you all the best. Deb (Dublin CA)
I am here to testify that I was able to use what I learned yesterday on a
gig last night. So much that everyone else noticed. That's what it's
all about folks!
Yup, great lines, great lessons. I am working on "what is this thing
called love" memorizing Marks lines and applying my own after getting
the feel of Marks lines.
Robert M. (bloomschool)
Hey Mike I also had a gig yesterday and used a couple of voicings on
Autumn leaves ,and the blues phrase in F ,ya this is some good @#$%
That's great Jason! The fact that we see immediate, practical,
and tangible results from this already, confirms to me that I'm at the
right place here.
I've noticed that after lifting his lines, internalizing it and
making my own, not only are my note choices improving - but more
importantly, my phrasing is getting better.
From my own point of view, I think your site is best because of your more hands
on, direct approach to jazz improvisation. I find your examples very musical and
useful, and your comping lessons excellent. The format of your lessons and "just
enough" content keeps me motivated and wanting to practice for specific little
goals. Although I have not been very active lately, I feel I have improved a
little in the few times I worked with your material.
For the record, I
can compare your conservatory with ( Well Known Jazz Guitar Site ) equivalent and with ( Well Known Music School )
online where I took lessons in the past. I found their approach to be either too
simplistic or too theoretical for my liking. Your approach works better for
Flo Damian -- Seattle WA
Hi Mark - I just joined last week and already have learned a lot -
thanks, and at $20 a month your site is definitely a great value too. I
loved learning the alternate changes on Autumn Leaves - I have an album
called "Boss Tenors" with Sonny Stitt and Gene Ammons and that's how
they play it - I always wondered what they were up to there, and now I
know - terrific! I'd like to request a song if I may... I have been
working on There will never be another you - It's a great one and I
would really appreciate seeing you play it. Thanks in advance for your
consideration of this song.
All the best,
I've been playing for many years but realize the more I know, the
less I know. Your site is a truly unselfish expression of your
willingness to give back to those who wish to learn. Your approach is
refreshing - the opportunity to sit and watch as a master explains his
fingering and chord relationships is just how it would be if I were
a student were sitting in your studio taking private lessons. Thanks for
all your work on this series. You've done a very good thing for the
rest of us.
I have been a member of the Jimmy Bruno online guitar
workshop as well as 3 of the artistworks pages(Martin Taylor, Chuck Loeb, and
Keith Wyatt). I can say from experience without a doubt your site is the
ABSOLUTE BEST! I have every intention of reenrolling, this holiday has been
quite hectic. I will reenroll before the week's end. Thanks for being such a
fantastic teacher and inspiring guitar player.
Your honored student,
|Here's A Video Submitted By A Member After Studying One Of Mark's Videos.