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
Founder, FretDojo
Innovation in Online Jazz Guitar Education
www.fretdojo.com

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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 support@fretdojo.com to book a lesson.

Greg O’Rourke
Founder, FretDojo
Innovation in Online Jazz Guitar Education
www.fretdojo.com

*For more guitar lessons, tips and FREE stuff visit http://www.fretdojo.com

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Jazz Guitar Warmup: (Almost) Slurred Scale Exercise

Jazz Guitar Warmup: (Almost) Slurred Scale Exercise

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In this FretDojo episode we’re going to cover a very cool jazz guitar warmup which I call the ‘Almost Slurred Scale Exercise’ – a multilayered exercise to work out your speed, phrasing, position shifting, slurs and more – and also help get those creative juices flowing for your jazz guitar practice session. Enjoy!

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Charlie Christian – Rose Room Lick

Charlie Christian – Rose Room Lick

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In this session I take a look at some of Charlie Christian’s vocabulary, and how you can easily use this to make a convincing jazz solo that still sounds fresh and relevant today!

Video Sections:
00:00 Intro
00:48 Lick Demonstration – Full Tempo
01:16 Lick Demonstration – Slow Tempo
01:45 Lick Analysis
05:21 Triad Example Ideas over Bb7
07:36 Substitution Analysis
09:07 Triads on Jazz Blues Exercise (with corresponding PDF)
11:01 Exercise Example – Full Tempo
12:30 Wrap Up

This material will instantly spice up your jazz guitar improvisations to make them sound more authentic, and will help you open up the creative soloing possibilities on guitar.

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Happy woodshedding!

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Crazy 4ths Guitar Tuning and More – Interview with Jazz Guitarist Ant Law

Crazy 4ths Guitar Tuning and More – Interview with Jazz Guitarist Ant Law

In this fantastic session, Ant shares some tips and inspiration for jazz guitar players of all levels and lets us in on his unique way of playing with his guitar tuned in 4ths!

Ant’s been described as “An innovator” and “A gamechanger” by The Guardian. Based in the UK, Ant lives in London where he leads the Ant Law Quintet. 

In 2013 their debut album ’Entanglement’ was released to great acclaim, followed by ‘Zero Sum World’ (with Whirlwind Recordings) in 2015 and ‘Life I Know’ (withEdition Records) in 2018, receiving 5 star reviews and airplay across the UK, Europe, and Australia. 

Ant plays in Tim Garland’s band with Jason Rebello & Asaf Sirkis, featuring on various albums including ‘ONE’ which was shortlisted for a Grammy and won the Jazzwise Best Album award. He has worked with other notables Cory Henry, Thomas Gould and is featured from time to time in “Total Guitar”, “Guitar Techniques” & “Guitarist” magazines. In the latter he recently made a list of “10 Astounding Virtuosos”. Ant’s fourth album was just released this year on July 24th the sleeper wakes. 

Show notes: https://www.fretdojo.com/podcast019/

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 going 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/

Find out more about Ant Law here:
FB live streams on FB artist page: https://www.facebook.com/AntLawGuitar/live
NEW ALBUM: https://orcd.co/sleeperwakes
Other albums, sheet music, backing tracks: https://antlaw.bandcamp.com/
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAy_Wjp5adEDQMsNVDyX8fQ
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/antlawguitar/

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Podcast: The Magic Of Solo Guitar

Podcast: The Magic Of Solo Guitar

On today’s Podcast, Carl Orr, FretDojo’s current Artist In Residence, shares his insights into the magic of chord melody and the power that comes from tapping into the strength of guitar as a solo instrument.
Check out the podcast here and listen to Carl’s story, as well as some very moving chord melodies he plays throughout the show…

About Carl Orr:
Carl has performed and recorded with some of the finest musicians on the planet including Billy Cobham, George Duke, Ernie Watts, Randy Brecker, Gary Husband and Bennie Maupin.
He is a regular at London’s legendary Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in his own band and as a member of drummer Mark Fletcher’s supergroup “Fletch’s Brew”.
Carl has taught guitar at The Australian Institute of Music, Brunel University, Middlesex University, London Centre Of Contemporary Music and The Academy of Contemporary Music.
A prolific composer, Carl has recorded eight albums as a leader and is featured on albums by Billy Cobham, Fletch’s Brew, Geoff Eales and Nathan Haines.

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Podcast episode URL: https://www.fretdojo.com/podcast013/
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The 5 Minute Miracle – Guitar Practice Efficiency Secrets

The 5 Minute Miracle – Guitar Practice Efficiency Secrets

Here’s a simple but incredibly effective strategy that I’ve used over the years when I have been busy, but I still need to make time for my music.
Check out the podcast below where I share it with you:
To get instant access to a structured online curriculum for learning jazz guitar, go here: https://www.fretdojo.com/signup-offer/
Podcast episode URL: https://www.fretdojo.com/podcast011/
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How Hard Is It To Learn Jazz Guitar?

How Hard Is It To Learn Jazz Guitar?

In today’s topic, I want to talk about something important.
How hard is it, really, to learn jazz?
Check out the podcast below where I answer this question:
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Podcast episode URL: https://www.fretdojo.com/podcast010/
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Free Sample Lesson: Charlie Parker Ornaments

Free Sample Lesson: Charlie Parker Ornaments

Welcome to this month’s free sample lesson from the FretDojo Academy where I’ll show you how to apply some cool Charlie Parker style ornaments to standard arpeggios. This lesson is part of a series on the classic Charlie Parker tune Yardbird Suite which is featured in the FretDojo Academy.

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The Problem With Modes (and the solution)

The Problem With Modes (and the solution)

One of the biggest questions my readers write in about is:
“Should I be using modes when improvising on jazz guitar?”
The answer is:
It depends.
But, most likely there is a more effective approach for jazz guitar improvisation, using arpeggios and chord tones as a basis.
Check out the podcast via the link below which will show the reasons why:
To get instant access to a structured online curriculum for learning jazz guitar, go here: https://www.fretdojo.com/signup-offer/
Podcast episode URL: https://www.fretdojo.com/podcast009/
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