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Jazz out of The Box - Musica Workshop 5.0

Jazz out of The Box – Musica Workshop 5.0

  Message from the Musica Workshop folks! Musica Workshop 5.0 is here to bring you a music workshop about Jazz. Well well well, this time round we will be having 2 great musicians; Mr Justin Lim & Mr Ken Chung To increase the excitement, thrill and adrenaline rush; We are celebrating our 1st anniversary @ our 5th workshop! We...
BALLSY! An Open Mic Show #11

BALLSY! An Open Mic Show #11

BALLSY! An Open Mic Show is held at Page 2, Publika every first and third Monday of the month. It’s KL’s newest open mic night. Head over to Page 2 tonight to catch the following line-up 2030 Az Samad & Kirsten Long 2050 Sufiz 2110 Shavkat 2130 Alex Subryn 2150 Bullet Murugan 2210 Ian Tai 2230 Kim Lim 2250 Maha Jeffery 2310 Shaneil Devaser  ...
ICOM Weekly Workshop Series - August

ICOM Weekly Workshop Series – August

From Berlin to KL: Ravi Srinivasan and Az Samad Come for a workshop with Berlin-based Ravi Srinivasan (Tabla, ghatam, vocals, whistling, percussion, electronics and composition) and former Berklee Guitar Session faculty member Az Samad! Why should you come for this workshop? – Discover how an acoustic guitar and percussion duo works together to create a...
Collaboration: Ravi Srinivasan & Az Samad

Collaboration: Ravi Srinivasan & Az Samad

  [About the show] Catch for the first time a collaboration between Berlin-based Ravi Srinivasan (Tabla, ghatam, vocals, whistling, percussion, electronics and composition) and Malaysia guitar wizard Az Samad (acoustic and electric guitars, looping, electronics) for two nights on Thursday and Friday, August 6th and 7th, 9:30pm at No Black Tie, Kuala Lumpur’s Premier Jazz...
Singer-songwriter Idzkan

Singer-songwriter Idzkan

  He is an aspiring singer/songwriter from Johor Bahru, Malaysia who has a passion in inspiring people with music. He wants to create ART with his artistic vision and connect it with catchy hook to make it sounds experimental and diverse. His genre is mostly dance electronic with some hint of pop. His debut album...
Feedback Open Mic @ The Bee Jaya One ft. Crinkle Cut & Calico / June 2014 Edition

Feedback Open Mic @ The Bee Jaya One ft. Crinkle Cut & Calico / June 2014 Edition

Feedback is happening at The Bee Jaya One, continuing it’s very successful open mic run since December 2011. Featured acts for this show include: CALICO CRINKLE CUT – Signs ups are at 7pm and are first-come-first-serve basis – Show starts at 8pm – It’s a 2 song slot – Bring your own cables – The...
FREE Basic Jazz Guitar Lesson: C Major 7 Arpeggio by Az Samad

FREE Basic Jazz Guitar Lesson: C Major 7 Arpeggio by Az Samad

Lesson Explanation: Welcome to this mini guitar lesson! In this video, you’ll learn a useful basic C Major 7 arpeggio fingering. In jazz, a lot of classic jazz licks are based around arpeggios of the chords. For fingerstyle guitarists, I also break down my fingerstyle guitar approach to playing this arpeggio. How to practice: 1....
FREE Jazz Guitar Lesson: Combining major pentatonic, minor pentatonic & blues ideas

FREE Jazz Guitar Lesson: Combining major pentatonic, minor pentatonic & blues ideas

[Behind The Scenes] Here’s a video I just recorded for one of my current guitar students. In addition to the in-person classes, I sometimes include additional video responses for them as bonus material to the classes. This way, you get more help during the week & not just during class time! In this video, I...
Moonshine: Upcoming / June 2014

Moonshine: Upcoming / June 2014

    Message from Reza Salleh: Hi folks! Come check out our monthly dosage of Moonshine goodness featuring more acts from the Malaysian scene. This time around is our “Upcoming” instalment, featuring the new, young and reckless! Featuring: RIZLA LYNAM / Articulate heart-on-sleeve artichoke SULYN / A gentle uppercut of alterative pop DZAMIRA DZAFRI /...
No Black Tie presents... Tay Cher Siang & Az Samad

No Black Tie presents… Tay Cher Siang & Az Samad

Tay Cher Siang and Az Samad return to No Black Tie again!   RM40 Cover Charge Reservations recommended. Call +603 2142 3737 to reserve your table today! Address: No Black Tie 17, Jalan Mesui Off Jalan Nagasari 50200 Kuala Lumpur
Epic Simple Guitar Chord Shapes | Mini Guitar Lesson #4 by Az Samad

Epic Simple Guitar Chord Shapes | Mini Guitar Lesson #4 by Az Samad

  To learn some Epic Simple Guitar Chord Shapes check out this Mini Guitar Lesson #4 by Az Samad More on lessons with Az Samad: http://www.azsamad.com/lessons
FREE Jazz Guitar Video Lesson: E7 Mixo Bop Pat Martino/Tal Farlow Style Lick

FREE Jazz Guitar Video Lesson: E7 Mixo Bop Pat Martino/Tal Farlow Style Lick

Here’s another FREE Mini Guitar Lesson by Az Samad. Watch the video below: Lesson Explanation: This jazz lick combines approach notes, arpeggios and bebop scale lines: a) Approach notes to the 3rd of E Major (A F# G) b) E Major Arpeggio (G# B E G#) c) E Mixo Bop line (F# F E Eb D...