Masaya Yamaguchi was born as a second son in Nagano at birth and bred in Tokyo, Japan. During the mid-80's, he started playing the guitar in rock/pop style (the ridiculous affair still comes to his mind now and then). Yamaguchi became interested in jazz through a TV commercial [of Suntory White] by Japan's renowned distiller, which misleadingly featured the jazz bassist, Ronald Carter.
Masaya Yamaguchi is not only a musician but also a conceptualist who established his own system to explore the imaginative formation of musical scales by The Complete Thesaurus of Musical Scales, which is a meta-contribution to music pedagogy of a high standard. Jazz Education Journal wrote, It's worth mentioning that this book comprehensively covers all theoretical possibilities in constructing scales (July-August 2002). The concept is revealed in many of his writings and compositions.
New York, NY
Willing to teach
Advanced students only.