Alex Terrier has studied, performed and recorded with some of the greatest musicians both in Europe and the US. A demanded musician and acclaimed instructor, Alex shares his knowledge and thoughts with you. Read More

member spotlight: Naoki Yuji

Member Spotlight

I am very happy to present guitarist Naoki Yuji from Japan! In this photo we are at the Blue Note Tokyo where I was playing with the Mingus Big Band. I love meeting JVL members, that’s the most gratifying part of this website!

What instrument(s) do you play?
guitar / bass guitar

How did you start learning music?
When I was 13, I went to mission school. So I started to playing sacred songs of the church with guitar. And older brothers taught me to improvise over these songs.

What are your top 5 albums?
mmm,,,

The Police first
The beatles / revolver
Pat Metheny Group / San Lorenzo
Bill Evans / Undercurrent
Wayne Shorter / Speak No Evil
John Coltrane /  My Favorite Things
Joao Gilberto / en mexico

and so on ,,,,

Sorry, It’s so hard to decide !

What are your current project(s)?
live & recording (rock, folk music)
duo with soprano sax (jazz)
solo guitar playing at cafe

What are some of your musical goals?
Express myself as much as possible

How long have you been a JVL member?
5 months

What do you like about it? How has it helped you?
Alex taught me what I want to know about practice of improvising.

What’s your favorite video on JVL?
All ! But If I had to choose, these ones:
CONNECTING CHORDS
3 WAYS YOU CAN PRACTICE ANYWHERE THAT WILL BOOST YOUR MASTERY OF THE INSTRUMENT

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