5 ways online lessons are superior to face to face lessons

by | Nov 28, 2017 | Articles, General Updates | 0 comments

I’ll be honest with you.

I’ve taught lots of jazz guitar students over the last several years.

Hundreds in fact – both in one-on-one lessons, as well as video courses like the FretDojo Academy Club.

But here’s an interesting question for you:

Which students do you think tend to get the best results?

It’s not what you might expect.

The ones that make the best progress are not the ones that I teach one-on-one (although there are a few exceptional students where this model suits).

For most jazzers using the one-on-one model, their progress tends to plod along somewhat.

The students that tend to excel are the ones that enroll in my video courses. I’m serious.

But if you think about it a little, this does make sense actually.

Here are five reasons why this could be the case:

1. The nature of video courses means the material has to be carefully structured with clear goals, to get you from point A to point B in your playing

2. You have the opportunity to review the videos over and over until a concept makes sense

3. You have a great online community to learn alongside with and stay accountable (in my video courses anyway)

4. You can learn material at a pace that suits you – rather than that of your teacher

5. You don’t have to travel anywhere to do your guitar lessons – resulting in a reduced barrier to learning quickly. You can even do a video course in your pajamas (or less!) if you want…

So, if you’re tired of the meandering lack of progress you’re likely experiencing with your face to face guitar teacher, perhaps it’s time to give something else a try.

Go here for some nutritious video course goodness:


Now the exciting bit:

If you're keen to have a structured, step-by-step approach to learning jazz guitar, it might be worth checking out my online learning system, the FretDojo Jazz Guitar Academy.

Here's what you get when you join up:

  • Detailed step-by-step video lessons on new classic jazz tunes and essential jazz guitar skills added to the club website each month. Includes 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, 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
  • Lessons on how to make chord melody and solo jazz guitar versions of tunes featured - play a complete jazz standard completely on your own like Joe Pass!
  • Members only forum - A worldwide community of jazz guitarists from all around the globe.
  • Regular workshops, masterclasses, and Q & A Sessions - get direct answers from me on anything holding you back in the practice room. Replays of all sessions are available to access for all members even if you can’t make it live.
  • Massive searchable database of jazz licks and soloing concepts - the ultimate idea "grab bag" for your solos.
  • Optional monthly challenges where members participate to get feedback on their playing, reach new milestones and be eligible for cool prizes.

The best part:

You can access this all of this and more for just $1 by signing up to a 14 day trial. Go here for more info: https://www.fretdojo.com/signup-offer

Greg O’Rourke,

Founder, Fret Dojo

World Leader in Online Jazz Guitar Education

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