Michael Berard

Jazz Guitarist, Composer, Educator and Author

Montreal, Canada

Jazz Guitar Elements

An excellent source for a comprehensive look at jazz chords, scales, arpeggios and improvisation. Includes numerous diagrams, musical examples for comping and improvisation. An excellent companion to the study of jazz guitar.

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A new version of Jazz Guitar Elements designed exclusively for iBooks. This new version will also include audio examples featuring guitar, piano and bass. Embedded answers are also just a tap away. Includes new material and many updates.

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CD's by Michael Berard


A Brazilian inspired vocal jazz CD with 18 all original compositions featuring music and lyrics by Michael Berard. A relaxing blend of Jazz and Bossa Nova Vocal tunes highlighting the voices of 3 of Montreal's best kept secrets.


Montreal based jazz guitarist, Michael Berard playing all original jazz compositions featuring pianist John Roney, bassist Dave Watts and drummer Jim Doxas.


Featuring a mix of classic jazz standards, latin tunes and original compositions, this CD features Canadian legend "Don Thompson" on piano and bass Jim Vivian on bass and Andre White on drums. Includes compositions by Michael Berard, Don Thompson and Shannon Thomson.


Pascale Lavoie, "please belong to me". A beautiful vocal jazz CD I had the pleasure to play on and record. Available on iTunes

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