Jazz Guitar Chords: Unlock Hundreds of Voicings From THREE Easy Shapes!

Jazz Guitar Chords: Unlock Hundreds of Voicings From THREE Easy Shapes!

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In this video you’ll discover how the most useful jazz guitar chords are constructed, and how you can easily derive literally HUNDREDS of cool jazz chords from just THREE basic shapes. You can find that video here: https://youtu.be/Usg8gdts4WU

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Greg O’Rourke

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World Leader in Online Guitar Education

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Making Mistakes – The Path To Success

Making Mistakes – The Path To Success

It happens to all of us at some point: Getting too wrapped up with not sounding that great sometimes when we practice. The reason: It’s the curse of... Being an adult. The Curse of Being An Adult Compare this to the following: Notice what a child does when they first...

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Holy Whole Tones Batman! Try This Scale on Minor Chords

Holy Whole Tones Batman! Try This Scale on Minor Chords

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In this video I’ll show you how to use the whole tone scale to create some exotic outside effects on minor chords. This is a continuation on a previous lesson video where we applied the whole tone scale to dominant chords. You can find that video here: https://youtu.be/tOKXuN83B0c

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Greg O’Rourke

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Warm Guitar Tone – A How-To Guide For Jazz Guitar

Warm Guitar Tone – A How-To Guide For Jazz Guitar

It’s crazy really - You can have… the best ear in the world the most sophisticated ideas in your solo great rhythm and; have a wonderful expressive phrasing The list goes on. But: If you don’t have a good tone (i.e. the quality of the sound your guitar makes), then...

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Improvisation With The Whole Tone Scale

Improvisation With The Whole Tone Scale

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In this video I’ll show you how to use the whole tone scale to create some quirky and unique effects in your jazz guitar improvisations.
This cool symmetrical scale pattern is easy to learn on the fretboard if you know a few tricks to the pattern.

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Greg O’Rourke

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ULTIMATE Fingerstyle Guitar Exercises for All Guitar Styles

ULTIMATE Fingerstyle Guitar Exercises for All Guitar Styles

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In this episode I’m going to show you the ultimate fast path to building fingerstyle guitar technique with these three handy fingerpicking exercises for guitar. These 3 simple fingerstyle guitar exercises will quickly enable to develop your fingerpicking accuracy and speed on guitar, regardless of what style of guitar you like to play! Whether you like to play jazz, rock, pop, classical or country, you’ll find this lesson useful. I’ll also show you the core principles of good fingertstyle technique to set you up for success and so you avoid injuries when it comes to fingerstyle guitar.

Thanks for watching and let me know what you think by leaving a comment below this video.

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Greg O’Rourke

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Free Sample Lesson: Mind Expanding Triad Trip with Ant Law

Free Sample Lesson: Mind Expanding Triad Trip with Ant Law

Explore exciting new creative dimensions of harmony and improvisation techniques through the magic of triads. Presented by acclaimed UK based jazz guitarist Ant Law who recently featured as a special guest on the FretDojo Youtube channel.

This lesson is the first video from our course series ‘Mind Expanding Triad Trip with Ant Law’ which was recently released in the FretDojo Jazz Guitar Academy. To find out more about the Academy and to sign up to get instant access click here. https://www.fretdojo.com/signup-offer

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Greg O’Rourke
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Innovation in Online Jazz Guitar Education
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Jeremy Sawkins – The Harmonic Adventurer

Jeremy Sawkins – The Harmonic Adventurer

In today’s episode, Carl Orr has the pleasure of interviewing Sydney-based guitarist, Jeremy Sawkins.

Jeremy has been an active member of the Australian jazz community since the early 1980’s. As well as being a composer/bandleader, Jeremy has shared the stage and recording studios with many notable musicians. Having performed all around Australia, he has also performed in Europe and Asia. 

After graduating from the N.S.W. Conservatorium of Music in 1984 (with an Associate Diploma of Jazz Studies), Jeremy joined his former teacher, Dr Roger Frampton (late) in the band ‘Intersection’. The band performed in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. They recorded one album, independently released by Frampton – ‘A breath of fresh air’. 

Since then Jeremy has led many of his own groups, his current being ‘Jazz Organism’, the Jeremy Sawkins Trio and Quartet. All groups have had many performance opportunities in Sydney (and Ireland) since 2003.

Jeremy has been with Miroslav Bukovsky’s (A.R.I.A. award winning jazz/world music) group ‘Wanderlust’ since 1996. He has toured Europe twice with the group (1997-98) performing at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival and the JVC Jazz Festival in Rome (to name a few). In 1999 the group toured China and Japan, performing at the Beijing and Shanghai International Jazz Festivals and the Sweet Basil Jazz Club in Tokyo. 

You’ll really get to know Jeremy and his love of music in this episode. He shares a couple of great tracks and demonstrates some great reharmonization and substitution techniques used in his music.

If you want to join my online jazz guitar academy with a complete pathway of step-by-step courses to improve your jazz playing, take a look by clicking here: https://www.fretdojo.com/signup-offer/

Here’s some ways you can develop your jazz guitar playing:

For jazz guitar beginners: Check out my 30-Day Jazz Guitar Challenge: https://www.fretdojo.com/30-day-jazz-guitar-challenge/

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Damien Cooper – Pop/Rock Sideman with a Passion for Jazz Guitar

Damien Cooper – Pop/Rock Sideman with a Passion for Jazz Guitar

In this next podcast, Carl Orr interviews the very accomplished guitarist, Damien Cooper.

Damien is a freelance London based guitarist who has held the Guitar 1 chair on Thriller live since 2009, and has been a member of Dr Hook from 2015.

Originally from Australia and after 20 years of playing and touring around Australasia with acts covering styles from jazz to rock to cabaret, Damien relocated to London. Since then he has been an in demand player on both the London scene and abroad. Theatre credits include Jesus Christ Superstar (Scandinavian tour), Hedwig And The Angry Inch (London), Godspell, Dancing In The Streets (UK and European tour), Never Forget (London dep), Top Hat (London Dep), The Book of Morman (London Dep)Tina the Musical London Dep and various shows at the London Palldium including Bill Kenwright’s Dream On and Magic Fm’s Christmas show.

Damien has also toured, recorded and worked with a variety of different artists including Denise Pearson, Jimmy Somerville, Dr Hook, Kim Wilde, Beverley Knight, Lemar, Anastacia, The Shires, James Morrison, Ronan Keating, Andrea Triana, MC Mystro, Rick Astley, Gabrielle, Alfie Boe, Boyzone, Macy Grey, Peter Andre……and more.

This episode highlights the importance and discipline of rhythm guitar, which is a huge strength of Damien’s and a real tribute to his success as a working musician. There are also some great tips shared by both Carl and Damien about improvisation in a live performance setting.

If you want to join my online jazz guitar academy with a complete pathway of step-by-step courses to improve your jazz playing, take a look by clicking here: https://www.fretdojo.com/signup-offer/

Here’s some ways you can develop your jazz guitar playing:

For jazz guitar beginners: Check out my 30-Day Jazz Guitar Challenge: https://www.fretdojo.com/30-day-jazz-guitar-challenge/

For my complete collection of courses for a low monthly fee, go to this link: https://www.fretdojo.com/signup-offer/

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Melodic Development Workshop with Stuart King

Melodic Development Workshop with Stuart King

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In this FretDojo episode our special guest Stuart King is back to talk about one of the most important practice techniques for any jazz guitar improviser – melodic development techniques. This will enable you to sound much more musical when you improvise on guitar and is a technique you should practice daily.

Stuart King is a FretDojo Approved Guitar Instructor – if you’re interested in getting direct one on one coaching with Stuart via Skype/Zoom please contact us at [email protected] to book a lesson.

Greg O’Rourke
Founder, FretDojo
Innovation in Online Jazz Guitar Education
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