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Watch the Soul Jazz Survival Guide online guitar lesson by Fareed Haque from Soul Jazz Survival Guide

Hey all! I'm Fareed Haque, and welcome to the Soul Jazz Survival Guide. On a slightly deeper note, Jazz, blues, rock, and funk all come from the same roots. American music is American music. It's my mission to embrace this truth in my music, in my playing, and in my teaching. Jazz education and jazz educators have for far too long sought to separate themselves and their agenda from the mainstream of contemporary music. They've done this in numerous ways, but the most egregious is to create a theoretical foundation for jazz that is separate from and disparaging to other American "folk", "pop", and dance traditions, and riddled with conservative, elitist views about music and its place in society. This course is an attempt to continue the dialogue about what living music is all about, and how jazz is an essential part of that dialogue, regardless of what styles of music you choose play.

Special thanks go to Bill Harrison and the folks at for providing the live-band rhythm tracks in this course. Alright, grab your guitar, and let’s get started!