Attention: If you’ve ever dreamed of mastering jazz guitar, keep reading…

 

“Imagine a way that you could develop EVERY aspect of your jazz guitar skills, in a convenient, all in one solution?

Well, You’ve just found it…”

 

Build Your Set List and Take Your Jazz Skills To The Next Level:

The Revolutionary New Online Learning Community for Jazz Guitar.

Let me ask you:

Are you tired of playing the same old standards all the time?

Are you getting bored with ‘going through the motions’ of soloing ideas you’ve been rehashing for the last 10 years?

Are you anxious to develop other aspects of jazz guitar, like chord melody and solo guitar, but have no idea where to start?

And…

Do you feel ‘adrift on the ocean’ when it comes to learning jazz guitar – with a sea of conflicting and irrelevant online lessons, with no-one to bounce ideas off – and that funny feeling that you get when you’re not quite sure you’re on the right track?

Here’s the thing:

It doesn’t need to be this way.

What if I told you there was a way to supercharge your soloing, master chord melody, comping, chord soloing and more – AND dramatically increase the size of your set list?

What if I told you that there was a way to confidently keep your head above water at gigs, to bust out great sounding solos on a variety of tunes at the drop of a hat, and play compelling chord melody performances to a mesmerized audience of family and friends at home?

And what if I told you that you wouldn’t need to be that lonely jazz guitarist anymore – and instead learn alongside an amazing community of jazz guitarists from all over the world?

My NEW program, the FretDojo Academy CLUB, is the answer.

 

The Revolutionary New Online Learning Community for Jazz Guitar.

My new program, the FretDojo Academy Club, is a groundbreaking approach to holistically developing all aspects of your jazz guitar skills, in a friendly and supportive community.

When you join the Club, each month you’ll have ‘delivered to your door’ a complete end to end set of lessons on a classic jazz standard, including the melody, listening recommendations, soloing approaches, comping techniques and more.

You’re going to have fun learning and discussing the material along with your other Club members, with lessons that use the same step-by-step multimedia format that has become a trademark of the Fret Dojo.

That means that every month, you’ll have all aspects of playing a new jazz standard under your fingers!

That’s not all:

You’ll also learn classic chord melody and solo jazz guitar techniques – which is one of my strengths as a jazz guitarist.

The result?

You’ll never feel like you’re stuck calling the same old tunes at your next band rehearsal or jam session.

You’ll always have fresh ideas for your soloing and comping, so you won’t get stuck playing the same old thing all the time.

You’ll NEVER feel like you’re not sure if you’re on the wrong track with your study. You’ll be able to ask me questions directly, and also get feedback and advice from your fellow Club members so that you can stay focussed and on track.

And through learning chord melody and chord soloing approaches, you’ll be able to pull off one of Joe Pass’ most quoted pieces of advice: “Every guitarist should be able to pick up the guitar and play music on it for an hour, without a rhythm section or anything.”

But wait, there’s more…

As a bonus, you’ll also have continued online access to any other courses that you may do in the future at Fret Dojo by becoming a Club member – how awesome is that!

Meet Your Instructor: Greg O'Rourke

Meet Your Instructor: Greg O'Rourke

Professional Jazz Guitarist, and Founder of FretDojo.com

“Hi, I’m Greg O’Rourke, founder of FretDojo.com – one of the most popular jazz guitar websites online today. I have over 6000 subscribers to my website from all across the world, and am now also an established author, with my book The Easy Guide To Chord Melody Guitar that I collaborated on with my good buddy Matt Warnock becoming an international bestseller. My website has helped thousands of people improve their jazz guitar playing, and I’ve been featured on several high profile jazz guitar websites including Jazz Guitar Online, Fundamental Changes and Takelessons.

Putting all that aside, what I love doing most is jazz improvisation on guitar, and teaching it to you guys.”

What You’ll Be Able To Do From Joining the CLUB:

Here are a couple of examples of videos which demonstrate the sorts of skills you can expect to learn by joining the club.

This first video is me playing ‘On Green Dolphin Street’, in the context of a band. Notice how the single line and chord melody elements are mixed together in this performance: 

This next video is a solo jazz guitar version of After You’ve Gone. Like a one man band, you can still make great jazz happen on a single guitar if you have the know-how. Notice how comping, single lines, and chord melody ideas are all combined in this rendition.

Both of these videos are excellent demonstrations of what you can hope to achieve by joining the FretDojo Academy CLUB.

It’s Everything YOU Need For To Become A Complete Jazz Guitarist:

✅ Detailed video lessons on a new classic jazz tune added to the club website once a month, so you can continue to build your set list of jazz standards. This will include listening recommendations, demonstrations of the melody, analysis of the harmony, and detailed explanations on how to solo over the tune.

✅ Key improvisation concepts and techniques for soloing over each new jazz standard covered, and classic licks and example solos that relate to each tune, so you can continue to expand your jazz vocabulary and have more options when it comes to soloing.

✅ Detailed comping ideas to suit the style of each jazz standard covered – this is something that was out of scope in the Fundamentals course so it’s important you now get this side of your playing up to speed.

✅ Lessons on how to make chord melody and solo jazz guitar arrangements

✅ Members only forum so you can keep in touch with your fellow club members

✅ Regular live workshops, masterclasses, and Q & A Sessions – get direct answers from me on anything holding you back in the practice room. Replays of all sessions will be available to access for all members.

✅  Get Feedback on your playing from a certified FretDojo instructor – get clear, personalized instructions on how to improve your playing and the steps you need to take to get to the next level.

✅ Permanent online access to any previous FretDojo Academy courses you’ve purchased. That means you can revise or continue to work through the material of any course you’ve purchased at your own pace.

✅ Eligibility for discounts on all future FretDojo Academy courses, guest workshops, and one-on-one coaching sessions with myself.

This Club is The Ultimate Foundation for your Jazz Guitar Skills:

You’ll have new step-by-step instruction at your fingertips so you can rapidly build your set list and soloing vocabulary.

You’ll have the encouragement, connection, and accountability that only learning in a group can provide.

And through learning chord melody and solo guitar approaches, you’ll have a list of tunes that you can play in any performance situation – even if there aren’t any other jazz players in your local area.

What the Jazz Greats Are Saying About Greg O’Rourke:

Greg O’Rourke plays the guitar with a beautiful touch and tone. He effortlessly brings out and enhances harmonic movement and counter-lines in his playing, while keeping clear melodic lines in the forefront. Using his considerable finger style technique he creates personal renditions of classic jazz standards. Definitely someone to watch and listen to closely!

Howard Alden

Internationally Acclaimed Jazz Guitarist, howardalden.com

There’s no doubt about it:

This new Club is what I would have loved to have had when I was running into roadblock after roadblock during my development as a jazz guitarist.

Having an instructor with a cohesive group of likeminded people, keeping you on track and accountable, is by far the best way to learn anything.

Here’s the thing (and, to be honest, I’m a little reluctant to admit this…)

People who have participated Fret Dojo online programs have made exponential progress compared to those I teach one-on-one via Skype, or even, dare I say, in person at my studio.

The reason?

Apart from directly to myself, there is no accountability or community in those situations. Accountability and community are some of the crucial pillars to learning, and especially for a topic like jazz – because jazz at its core is a social music.

These days learning jazz guitar can be a bit lonely, but it no longer needs to be.

Who this club is for:

Although this club isn’t suitable for complete beginners at guitar, it will cater for all levels of jazz guitar skill.

For example, in each lesson I’ll mark which ideas are easier and are suitable for beginner/intermediate players, and which ones are more challenging for the more advanced students. If there any concepts which people are unsure about in the lesson materials or are finding too challenging, let me know and I may be able to provide follow-up instruction, exercises and tips appropriate to your level.

Whatever stage you’re at in your jazz guitar journey, this Club has something for all levels of ability!

*Join The Club And Access These Special Bonuses:*

 

  •  Bonus #1: Jazz Vocabulary Summary Guide ($20 value)

As my gift to you, as a bonus I’m also going to throw in my Jazz Vocabulary Summary Guide, a concise manual of the most important jazz vocabulary you need to learn to play jazz, in one handy volume.

The Guide is normally valued at $20 but you’ll get it for FREE if you take out Club membership. 

  • Bonus #2: FretDojo Academy Workshop Series Recordings ($99 value)

As part of your VIP membership, you’ll also have instant access to all replays of the FretDojo Academy Live Workshop series, such as my Chord Melody Masterclass and my highly acclaimed Memorization Techniques for Jazz Guitar workshop.

 

As you can see, there’s simply no better time to take out membership to the FretDojo Academy Club! 

 

 

What Fret Dojo Academy Club Members Are Saying:

Don’t just take it from me – let my students do the talking!

“I struggled away without any clear direction, until I discovered Greg and Fret Dojo. The difference has been amazing!”

 “I’ve spent 50 years playing basic chords to sing along rock, country, middle of the road stuff. Then about 2 and half years ago I got interested in jazz guitar, a totally new experience. For those 2 years I downloaded a mountain of stuff from the internet (free and purchased)… and I struggled away without any clear direction, until I discovered Greg and Fret Dojo. The difference has been amazing!

Greg has the ability to keep everyone motivated, he’s caring, clear thinking, very talented and most importantly – he’s completely dedicated to getting the best out of all the Club members – whether newbies like myself or guys that have been in jazz bands for years.

I can highly recommend Greg and the Fret Dojo Jazz Guitar Academy Club. It’s outstanding – go for it!”

~ Alan Voss, Queensland, Australia

 

“This Club is a really good thing to be a part of. It’s a fantastic community of people – and all really supportive of one another.”

 “We’re all really enjoying the Club….so much enthusiasm is there from all the people from different parts of the world. You can just tell that we’re all delighted to be a part of it. We’re learning so much, every single month. It’s making me a better player, so a big thumbs up from me!

Greg himself is a fantastic teacher, by far the best music teacher I’ve ever had. And I have gone to music college for 2 years as well by the way – so I’m a good person to judge that!

What you learn more than anything is – ‘if it sounds good – Play it!’. Theory does have its place, but sounding good is the most important thing, and Greg gets you sounding good from day one.”

– Paul Flynn, UK

 

 

“Greg is one of the clearest teachers I’ve ever seen, he’s made really complicated things easy to understand.”

 “The main thing I have gotten out of the Fret Dojo Academy Club, is that it has given me the confidence to go out and find a piano player, and a bass player who play jazz. And now, we’ve worked up a set list of 11 songs, including bebop and standards, and are about to start gigging… which I don’t think I would have done that without the help of this Club.”

– Mike Bryant, UK

 

“I’m becoming a better jazz guitar player and thats the bottom “jazz line”.

 

“Years ago I studied classical guitar and some jazz but put my studies on the side for my career. I’ve been getting into playing again for the last two years and have used online sources to learn jazz guitar with some success. Learning how to embellish chords and learning some jazz lines and parts of solos was fun and engaging but now I have found, for me, the missing ingredient: “focus” (or just “learning a complete performance”.)

Greg is a true instructor. Yes, you get harmony, theory, a transcription of a solo chorus by Greg, but Greg also keeps things moving and provides incentives to post recordings of what you have learned. I have found this great for focus and actually completing a piece of music instead of just “parts of the puzzle” out of context. This is different than providing the music material and leaving the jazz student alone to figure it out. I’m becoming a better jazz guitar player and thats the bottom “jazz line”.

– Ken Niehoff, USA

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

So is this kind of like a ‘jazz standard of the month’ club?

Yes – but better. Let me explain:

Each month, I’ll be releasing a brand new collection of lessons on a classic jazz standard for you to work on. This will help you to build your repertoire of jazz tunes, as well as expand your vocabulary by learning new soloing, comping, and chord melody approaches along the way.

I’ll be running a study group for the current standard of the month, but you’re welcome to work on any of the other tunes in the Club library at your own pace besides. You can even put the word out to other Club members to form a study group for a particular tune, and meet & collaborate regularly if you want to. That way, once the library of tunes builds up, you aren’t forced to learn a particular tune each month – you can work on ANY of the material included in the Club at your own pace as long as you’re a member. I think this is a big advantage over other offerings out there.

How will joining this Club benefit my jazz guitar playing?

Easy – let me explain.

Once you’ve established the fundamentals of playing jazz guitar, as you’ve done in the recent course, the next logical step is to take that foundation and build upon it by increasing your knowledge of tunes, and expanding your jazz vocabulary. Remember what Joe Pass said – the best way to increase your vocabulary is by learning new tunes. This is exactly what this new Club will help you to do, along with the added bonus of having a great community to learn alongside with.

Every jazz standard is different, with new harmonies and soloing techniques to learn. So, in the included video lessons you’ll be exposed to different vocabulary techniques and approaches that you can apply to your soloing and comping over each tune.

The good news? The best ideas will often be adaptations and ‘recycling’ of the fundamental skills you’ve already learned in the recent course. Remember – it’s not how big your vocabulary is, it’s how well you know how to use it ;-)

Here’s the thing:

Once you have 20 jazz standards solidly under your belt, you’ll find that you can probably start gigging. By having a larger repertoire of jazz tunes and good vocabulary ideas for each of them, you’ll find that you’ll be more confident in jam sessions. Rehashing the same 5 tunes all the time can get stale pretty quickly, so it’s important that you broaden your repertoire of jazz tunes, in order that you can have more fun with jazz and keep things interesting for you, your band members, and your audience.

So what exactly is included in the club? And what materials are offered as part of my membership?

Your membership will include access to a growing library of high-quality video based lessons on classic jazz standards. The Club library will be expanded each month to include a set of lessons on a brand new tune. The video lessons on each jazz standard will include learning the melody, comping ideas, single line soloing approaches, ways to improve your technique AND chord melody/chord soloing ideas – and more!

You’ll also get access to regular live workshops and Q&A sessions with myself and other FretDojo instructors, and an online members-only forum so you can connect with other Club members.

Through joining up to the Club, you’ll have the three pillars of learning at your fingertips: a qualified teacher, step-by-step learning materials, and a supportive community.

 

Is this Club for players more advanced than myself?

This Club is unique because it caters to all skill levels of jazz guitar. I achieve this by creating a wide range of videos and learning material for each standard studied. Then, each lesson series includes a ‘Learning Pathways’ guide to advise what material you should be most focusing on, depending on your skill level. Since introducing the ‘Learning Pathways’ concept, Club members have been finding it very beneficial to help them zero in on the material most relevant to their skill level.

How often will the lessons, PDFs, and videos for each new jazz standard be released?

Lessons on a brand new jazz standard will be released each month and will be added to the Club library. There will also be regular workshops and Q&A sessions held regularly throughout each month.

Can I continue to have access to the previous jazz standards covered in the club when I join?

Yes! Regardless of when you sign up, you’ll have access to ALL of the previous lessons added to the Club Library. You’ll continue to have access to all the previous jazz standards lessons released as long as your membership is active.

I really want to learn chord melody on jazz guitar. Is that going to be included in this club?

Yes! Due to popular demand, I’m going to include chord melody ideas and concepts as a regular component of the lessons. I’ll also show you how to improvise with chord soloing techniques from time to time as well, which is one of the coolest things you can do on jazz guitar!

What other benefits does the club provide?

In addition to the great multimedia lesson materials that have become a hallmark of the FretDojo, you’ll also have the additional benefit of being able to interact with ME directly in the live calls. There will also be opportunities for getting feedback from me and your fellow Club members on your playing too.

Not only that, you’ll also have access to a truly supportive community, with all the friendships and good connections that comes along with that. Jazz guitar can be a lonely pursuit at times – but it no longer needs to be.

Are the video portions of the lessons downloadable? Will I be able to keep the materials included in the Club lessons, including the diagrams and sheet music?

Yes – for the jazz standard released each month, the lesson videos and PDFs will be downloadable. For previous jazz standards covered in the club, you can still download the PDFs (the videos released in previous months can be viewed online).

 

Will I be able to have continued online access to other Fret Dojo courses if I join the Club?

Yes! Due to the high amount of requests for this feature, I’m happy to say that you’ll be able to keep accessing all the material in other Fret Dojo course you’ve enrolled in in the past, so that you can continue to work through the convenient online version of the course at your own pace, with the added bonus of being able to ask me questions and get feedback on the course material.

What is the skill/knowledge level that’s required for being in the club? Does the club cater for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students?

Although this club isn’t suitable for complete beginners at guitar, it will cater for all levels of jazz guitar skill.

For example, in each lesson I’ll mark which ideas are easier and are suitable for beginner/intermediate players, and which ones are more challenging for the more advanced students. If there any concepts which people are unsure about in the lesson materials or are finding too challenging, let me know and I may be able to provide follow-up instruction, exercises and tips appropriate to your level.

How much practice time do I need to participate in the club?

This Club is very much a ‘go at your own pace’ affair – you’ll have access to all the jazz standards in the Club library as long as you’re a member, so your learning can be on a schedule that suits YOU.

In terms of practice time you would need to dedicate, I would say around 30 minutes a day, five days a week would be sufficient for you to build your repertoire & vocabulary at a reasonable pace. You can achieve a lot on that schedule if you are well organized and focused in each practice session.

 

Will personalized feedback on my playing be available as part of club membership?

Yes! There will be opportunities every month to submit a video for feedback to a certified FretDojo instructor. There will also be opportunities at the Live Masterclass to play to ME to get direct feedback in real time!

What happens if I can't attend the live workshops and Q & A sessions?

No problem – if you can’t attend for whatever reason, you can still submit questions/videos of your playing in advance and I’ll respond to them in the session. I’ll then post you a recording of the session afterward so you don’t miss out).

How much theory do I need to learn each new jazz standard covered in the Club?

It’s necessary to know at least a little theory when it comes to learning jazz and jazz standards. However, I’ll be keeping this side of things as simple as possible, so that you can have the bare bones of the theory and still be able to get straight to the point – making great music.

For those of you interested in the theory side of things, I’ll include more extended theory lessons on some concepts and licks. But if you find it’s over your head, shift your focus more to learning and internalizing the material covered, rather than the theory so much. You can always come back and look closer at the theoretical elements of jazz when it becomes more relevant to you.

Do I need to be able to read music?

It’s not necessary to sight-read music, but it would make things easier for you if you can at least ‘limp’ through notation enough to be able to figure out the basic notes and rhythms. At any rate, TAB will be provided for all the musical examples.

How is this different from the other offerings out there?

There’s a lot of reasons.

Firstly, I really care about my students, and I know how hard it is to find high-quality learning materials on jazz guitar. I’m painfully aware there is a big difference between materials that appear to help make you a better player, and those that actually do. From my experience, it takes far more time, thought and energy to create materials that actually help students achieve their goals rather than pretend to.

I want you to succeed and be happy with your jazz guitar playing, so I put a great deal more effort into my lessons than others do. I also strive to have a clear, step-by-step approach to teaching in order to make the learning process as easy as possible for you.

The result: I believe my lesson materials are of the highest caliber, and a big step ahead of other offerings out there.

Are annual payment options for the Club available?

No, only monthly payments are available at this stage for the Club.

Can I suspend my membership to the club at any time and resume it at a later date?

Yes! Feel free to suspend your membership for any time – when you want to come back, everything will be there as you left it.

Can I cancel my subscription to the Club anytime? Are there any extra fees for canceling?

You can cancel your membership at any time with no extra charges. When you cancel, you can keep all the materials you’ve already downloaded from the Club website and take them with you.

Okay, I’m convinced. how can I sign up?

Great! You can sign up by clicking here.

More Advance Praise of FretDojo from Students Worldwide:

– Travis English, USA

  • “I’ve participated in TWO 12 week courses with an internationally famous music university…I can safely say the investment in lessons with Greg has been worth more than 95% of all the other formal and informal education I’ve managed to derive for myself.”

“With a little bit of the right approach, one can achieve so much. I can wholly recommend that anybody who is really wanting to play jazz guitar and is struggling to get beyond “running scales” where I was, and instead start to really sound “jazzy” – this is the place for you.”

~ Gordon Hooper
Johannesburg, South Africa

 

  • “I took a chance with Fret Dojo and it turned out to be exactly what I needed.”

“Trying to establish a strong jazz foundation has been difficult for me. I was tired of cobbling together disjointed lessons from all over creation. There are so many different lessons and hacks out there, some good but mostly not. I was spinning my wheels trying to curate my own curriculum while trying to learn jazz at the same time. What I really needed was a long term structured program.

Greg designs his programs so that you have clear guidance every step of the way. Everything I’ve learned from Fret Dojo is incredibly indispensable and it also consolidated my previously cobbled together nuggets of theory.”

~ Louis B., USA   

 

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