Black Friday Sale – Course Outlines and Examples

Course Details – Fundamentals Of Jazz Guitar Improvisation:

Recommended Course Prerequisites:

  • How to read music notation. It’s not necessary to sight-read music, but it would make it easier for you if you can at least ‘limp’ through notation enough to be able to figure out the basic notes and rhythms. Note though that TAB will be provided for all the musical examples if you are more familiar with tablature.
  • Knowing where most of the notes are on the fretboard. Again there is no need for instant recognition, however, it would be beneficial if you have a way of working out what the names are.
  • Understanding of basic harmony: i.e. understanding of what a major chord, a minor chord and a dominant chord is. Note that beyond that, it’s not necessary to have any significant understanding of jazz theory – we’ll cover the essentials throughout the course.
  • This course is not suited for a complete beginner at guitar. It is for someone that has been playing guitar for a while, with an intermediate level technique, but is struggling to learn to improvise on guitar.

What You Will Need For The Course:

  • 1 hour per week to study the recorded lectures and accompanying materials
  • At least 45 minutes of practice time per day, at least 5 days a week
  • A computer, or tablet connected to the Internet so you can view the video lessons and access the course content. You can access the course on a mobile phone, however the music might be a bit hard to read if it’s that tiny :) You’ll get the best experience on a computer or tablet.

 Tunes You’ll Learn:

Throughout the course, you’ll learn 5 of the most well known and loved jazz standards – which are some of the most commonly played ones at gigs and jam sessions:

  • Summertime
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Tune Up
  • Impressions
  • Blue Bossa

I chose these tunes because these feature the most common chord progressions in the jazz language. If you can improvise over the chord progressions in these tunes, you’ll be able to improvise over hundreds of other jazz standards!

Sample Lesson: Fundamentals Of Jazz Guitar Improvisation

Course Details – Fast Lane Total Technique Roadmap:

Click each of the blue boxes below to find out what’s included in each module:  

Module 1: Core Principles To Supercharging Your Technique

In this section, you’re going to learn about:

The relationship between the conscious and subconscious mind, and how this holds the secret to your rapid technical improvement on the guitar

  • How to structure your technique practice to get maximum results with a minimum of effort
  • An overview of our innovative “Technique Triangle” System, so you understand how to break up your technique practice into manageable, easy to understand components

Lessons in Module:

  • Lesson 1: How NOT To Practice Technique – And What You Need To Do Instead
  • Lesson 2: The Technique Triangle
  • Lesson 3: It’s Not What You Practice, but How 

Module 2: Choose Your Path: Plectrum, Fingerstyle or Hybrid

In this section, you’re going to learn about:

  • Detailed how-to guides on establishing rock-solid technique in your preferred picking style (or the one that you want to learn most about)
  • Expert instruction on correct arm & hand placement and picking motion
  • How to navigate string crossing and string skipping with razor-sharp accuracy
  • How to build picking speed using simple exercises
  • (Note: feel free to study all of the following lessons or just the section that suits your playing style)

Lessons in Module:

Option 1: Plectrum Fundamentals

  • Lesson 4: Introduction To Effective Plectrum Technique
  • Lesson 5: Alternate Picking Primer
  • Lesson 6: Introduction to Plectrum ‘Sprinting’
  • Lesson 7: String Crossing and String Skipping Made Easy
  • Lesson 8: Core Exercise: Alternate Picking Arpeggios

Option 2: Fingerstyle Secrets

  • Lesson 9: Introduction To Fingerstyle Technique – A Chord Melody Player’s Dream
  • Lesson 10: Fingerstyle Picking Basics
  • Lesson 11: Fingerstyle String Crossing & String Skipping For Accuracy
  • Lesson 12: Using The Thumb In Fingerstyle

Option 3: Hybrid Technique (Pick + Fingers Combined)

  • Lesson 13: Hybrid Picking Basics Overview
  • Lesson 14: Where Hybrid Can Be Useful for Plectrum Players 

Module 3: Multiple String Exercises

In this section, you’re going to learn about:

  • How to play simultaneous notes accurately over multiple strings
  • How to supercharge your comping with intricate picking patterns
  • A little-known exercise that will quickly transform your coordination and accuracy for your picking hand

Lessons in Module:

  • Lesson 15: Picking Over Multiple Strings
  • Lesson 16: Hybrid/Fingerstyle Blues Comping
  • Lesson 17: Core Exercise For Multiple Strings: “The Epic” (Plectrum)
  • Lesson 18: Core Exercise For Multiple Strings: “The Brazil” (Fingerstyle/Hybrid)
  • Lesson 19: Core Exercise: Open Voice Triads – “The Metheny”

Module 4: Fretting Hand Foundations

In this section, you’re going to learn about:

  • The secrets to effortless, agile fretting hand technique
  • How to build coordination and finger independence in the fretting hand
  • Muting techniques for crystal clean articulation
  • Practical exercises to reduce tension and increase freedom of movement in the fretting hand
  • Simple tricks to make your chord changing easy and effortless

Lessons in Module:

  • Lesson 20: Fretting Hand Technique Fundamentals Intro
  • Lesson 21: Single Note Coordination Exercises
  • Lesson 22: Muting Techniques
  • Lesson 23: String Muting Core Exercise: “The Funk Bunk”
  • Lesson 24: Resolving Tension in the fingers
  • Lesson 25: The “Whisper” Technique
  • Lesson 26: Chord Changing Made Easy

Module 5: Position Shifting and Legato Techniques

In this section, you’re going to learn about:

  • The unconventional tricks to developing rock-solid accuracy when changing positions on the fretboard
  • Wes Montgomery’s famous “octave’s technique” – and how this can double up as an excellent position shifting study
  • A complete guide to legato playing: hammer-ons, pull-offs,  and combinations of both

Lessons in Module:

  • Lesson 27: Position Shifting Exercises
  • Lesson 28: Core Exercise: Intervallic Position Shifts
  • Lesson 29: Core Exercise: “The Wes” – Octave Position Shift Study
  • Lesson 30: Legato Playing Introduction
  • Lesson 31: Hammer-ons and Pull-offs Concise Exercises
  • Lesson 32: Legato Exercise: Look Ma! No Pick!
  • Lesson 33: Core Exercise – The “Slippery Sally” Legato Workout

Module 6: Now We’re Getting Serious - Technique To The “Next Level”

In this section, you’re going to learn about:

  • How to build upon the foundation created in the previous modules to reach dizzying technical heights on the guitar
  • Fun exercises to develop “clockwork” synchronization between both hands
  • Extended finger independence and fretting hand coordination workouts
  • A deep dive into sweep picking technique for plectrum players

Lessons in Module:

  • Lesson 34: Introduction To Synchronization Exercises
  • Lesson 35: 2 & 3 Note Per String Synchronization
  • Lesson 36: Synchronization While Crossing & Skipping Strings
  • Lesson 37: Synchronization With Legato & Position Shifts
  • Lesson 38: Core Synchronization Exercise: “Three Note Thriller”
  • Lesson 39: Core Exercise: “The Spider”
  • Lesson 40: Basic Sweep Picking Technique
  • Lesson 41: Sweep Picking – Developing More Control
  • Lesson 42: Core Exercise: “The Modulator”

Module 7: Breaking The Speed Barrier

In this section, you’re going to learn about:

  • The way to increase your top picking speed immediately with a counterintuitive, but incredibly effective practice approach
  • A review of how the subconscious mind “does the work for you” when it comes to speed development, and other psychological shortcuts
  • Case studies of licks and phrases from Jazz masters and how to practice them to dramatically increase the top speed that’s playable

Lessons in Module:

  • Lesson 43: Secrets To Speed Building You Probably Didn’t Know About
  • Lesson 44: Think Fast, Play Fast
  • Lesson 45: Less Is More (The “Chunking” Technique & Tremolo)
  • Lesson 46: Core Exercise: “The Speed Of Sound” Technique
  • Lesson 47: Case Studies: Breaking The Speed Limit – Examples from Jazz Masters

Module 8: Refining Your Technique And Next Steps

In this section, you’re going to learn about:

  • How to condense everything you’ve learned into the course into a concise technical routine, which you can practice in only 10 minutes a day.
  • How to extend your technique on the exercises you’ve already learned with advanced approaches
  • An outline of the next steps to take for your technical development on jazz guitar

Lessons in Module:

  • Lesson 48: Building Your “Pre-Shot” Routine With the FretDojo Core Technique Exercises
  • Lesson 49: Taking Your Jazz Guitar Technique To The Next Level
  • Lesson 50: Wrap Up & Where To From Here

Sample Lesson: Fast Lane Total Technique Roadmap

Black Friday Mega Sale 2020 – Hurry – Limited Time Offer!

Black Friday Mega Sale 2020 – Hurry – Limited Time Offer!

IMPORTANT: NEVER TO BE REPEATED DEALS INSIDE

2020 Black Friday Sale!

Grab internationally acclaimed online jazz guitar courses at an unbelievable discount.

Hurry – Limited time offer ending soon! 

Presenting HUGE DEALS on Online Jazz Guitar Courses!

Read on for this incredible opportunity….

For the next few days only, I’m offering crazy discounts on my premium jazz courses on improvisation and technique. 

Normally, these programs are priced between $147 to $167 USD. But for this Black Friday week only, you can get these courses for up to an insane 69% off their original price. 

But that’s not all…

As a special gift to you, I’m going to throw in 4 extra courses and a bonus chord melody eBook at no extra cost.

With three great packages to choose from, now is the time to grab an incredible saving on these programs.

Details about each course included in this MEGA SALE are below:

 

Save BIG on these REVOLUTIONARY Jazz Guitar Courses:

Option 1 - "Bronze" Package:

Fast Lane: The Total Technique Roadmap for Jazz Guitar
($147 Only $69 – over 50% OFF!)

PLUS Complimentary FREE Bonuses ($100+ Value)

Presenting the First Ever A-Z guide to building a Rock-Solid, Effortless, and Speedy jazz guitar technique – FAST.

Co-produced by Greg O’Rourke and nationally acclaimed jazz guitarist Stuart King, this online course is a revolutionary step-by-step program in which you’ll learn the secrets of playing fast, playing effortlessly, and developing rock-solid coordination, specifically for jazz guitar.

Some of the tips inside this course include:

  • How the hit TV show Seinfeld’s George Costanza holds the secret for you reaching ultra-fast picking speed. (Remember his “do-the-opposite” theory? It’s time to put that into practice.)
  • The missing link nearly all jazz guitar students fail to realize when they are trying to “train their fingers” to build speed and coordination. (Hint: there’s a much more direct – and easy – path to take if you know this secret.)
  • How a virtuoso Australian jazz trumpeter holds the secret of improving your guitar technique with less practice – not more. (Leverage your inborn natural abilities and access the parts of you brain that you never realised existed – UNTIL NOW…)
  • The counter-intuitive approach to structuring your guitar practice so you’ll dramatically improve your technique while vacuuming your house or taking the dog for a walk. (I know it sounds crazy, but I’m serious – this really does work.)
  • The weird secret Olympic athletes know that could take your technique from novice to an expert in record time. (Cutting edge research you can use from countless studies to get immediate results. Elite athlete’s have known this all along. It’s madness no one has applied this to jazz guitar – until now.)
  • The easy way to approach building your technique using my innovative “Technique Triangle” system (We’ve deconstructed technique into 3 easy to understand “sides” – knowing what these are will eliminate the confusion and all those unnecessary exercises that are a waste of precious practice time.)
  • How to cut out 90% of the time devoted to your technique practice and, unbelievably, get DOUBLE the results. (Hint: The key is knowing what to focus on, in the correct order – and not getting distracted by all that useless stuff.)
  • The way to increase your top picking speed IMMEDIATELY with a counterintuitive, but incredibly effective practice approach – that takes only 5 minutes a day. (This “fool proof” method quickly worked wonders for myself and many of my students around the world).

And…

  • A concise set of essential exercises that are guaranteed to double your speed, improve your coordination, and make your playing fluid, effortless, and EASY like never before. (Even with only 10 minutes practice per day.)

Option 2 - "Silver" Package:

Fundamentals Of Jazz Guitar Improvisation
($169 Only $79!)
PLUS Complimentary FREE Bonuses ($100+ Value)

Learn the Secrets to creating a Rock Solid Foundation for your Improvisation Skills. 

In this revolutionary online course, internationally acclaimed guitarist Greg O’Rourke will teach you the shortcuts to improvising confidently and creatively. Over the course, you’ll learn the secrets to navigating the fretboard, what guide tones are and how to use them, and how to be creative with licks and transcriptions. The ultimate quick-start guide for creating a foundation for your jazz guitar skills.

Some of the tips inside this course include:

  • How to harness the natural way your mind works to make creative improvisation easy and fun – discover how the mind has incredible power for mastering improvisation – but ONLY if you leverage its power in a clever way.
  • The secrets used by Joe Pass to master fretboard navigation for improvisation – you’ll find navigating over the fretboard so easy, you’ll feel like you’re cheating…
  • How you can solo over any jazz tune, by knowing just FIVE “core” jazz standards – like Lord of The Rings, it’s “Five Jazz Standards To Rule Them All” – get the ultimate 80/20 principle of jazz harmony and vocabulary to master any progression in any key.
  • The common mistakes aspiring jazz players make early on in their pursuit of improvisation mastery, and what you can do to avoid them – learn to evade these critical mistakes that stunt a jazz players progress before they even begin.
  • The “little known” secrets for maintaining rock solid confidence in a jazz performance, and easy tricks to keep your “head above water” REGARDLESS of how difficult a chord progression might appear – there are just two little tricks you need to remember to stop feeling nervous about improvising ever again.
  • Why most jazz educators completely miss the mark when it comes to teaching fundamental improvisation skills, and what YOU can do instead to get fast and effective results – now you’ll understand why those huge “doorstopper” guitar methods not only don’t help you progress, but could in fact be making you go backwards.
  • How the Yogic practitioners of ancient India can help YOU find rapid shortcuts to improvisation mastery – using the FretDojo “Four Elements Framework” system. 

And…

  • How to practice improvisation step-by-step, with authentic approaches, using a method that ACTUALLY WORKS. – Forget all the random  Youtube videos, confusing teachers and method books that lead you around in circles, and get the rapid & direct path to progress instead.

Option 3 - The "GOLD" Package:

*Best Deal*
Fast Lane + Fundamentals of Jazz Improvisation Value Bundle
($316 Only $97 – MASSIVE Savings!)

PLUS Complimentary FREE Bonuses ($100+ Value)

Save BIG by nabbing both the above Premium Courses (Fundamentals of Jazz Improvisation AND Fast Lane) in this ultra high value package – and get the FREE Bonuses below as the icing on the cake!

Your FREE Bonuses (comes with every package option):

Jazz Standard Course:

Maiden Voyage – Herbie Hancock

Learn how to play this classic Herbie Hancock jazz standard, a staple of gigs and jam sessions. Discover exciting modal soloing techniques through the master approaches of saxophonist George Coleman, adapted to jazz guitar.

Improvisation Techniques Course:

Arpeggios Fundamentals
with Tom Kessler

Deep dive into the world of arpeggios and learn a step-by-step process for how they can be used to improvise over jazz standards. Must-know knowledge for any serious jazz guitarist.

Jazz Standard Course:

Along Came Betty

Sophisticated key changes abound in this unique jazz standard, but it’s a lot easier to solo over than you might think. Features a complete walkthrough of getting this tune under your fingers, including a cool chord melody and 3 to 9 arpeggio ideas.

Improvisation Techniques Course:

Saxophone Articulations for Guitar

Ever wondered how to get an authentic jazz sound in your lines? Learn how to use slurs, slides and horizontal fretboard approaches to mimic the phrasing of horn instruments in this special deep-dive course.

And...The FretDojo Chord Melody Christmas eBook!

christmas-chord-melody-jazz-guitar-book-cover2If you’re looking to add that touch of class to your family gathering this Christmas with a performance of intricate chord melody jazz guitar arrangements, this is just what you need.

Package Features:

  • High quality video based courses on improvisation, technique, developing repertoire and more.
  • Full notation/TAB and downloadable backing tracks included.
  • All courses included in these packages are completely self paced and have lifetime access – learn on your own schedule at a pace that suits you.
  • All courses come with a 30 Day no questions asked, money back guarantee.

 

Meet Your Instructor:

 “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 Matt Warnock becoming an international bestseller. My website and my Academy 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 playing jazz, and teaching it to you guys.”

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 fingerstyle 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

30-Day 100% Money Back Guarantee

Your investment is protected by my 30-Day money back guarantee. Buy the package of your choice, put it into action and see the results for a full 30 days. If you’re not happy, just send me an email in the first 30 days and I’ll give every penny back right away. 

Frequently Asked Questions:


Q: Are these courses self-paced or is there a particular time commitment I need to make?

A: These courses are completely self-paced. In the past I offered Fundamentals of Jazz Improvisation and Fast Lane as a ‘timed’ program, but we have redesigned these courses from the ground up to be self paced so you can learn on a schedule that suits you. All the other courses and products included in this special offer are also self-paced.

Q: How will I access these courses?

A: Through my FretDojo Academy website, which can be accessed on any device that is connected to the Internet.

Q: Do the courses have lifetime access?

A: YES – All courses included in this package have lifetime access included.

Q: Are there any assignments etc to complete for these courses?

A: Don’t stress – in these special editions of these courses, there is no requirement to submit assignments or videos etc. You can learn the material completely on your own terms.

What Fret Dojo Academy 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 Club. It’s outstanding – go for it!”

~ Alan Voss, Queensland, Australia

“The main thing I have gotten out of the Fret Dojo Academy, is that it has given me the confidence to go out and find a piano player, and a bass player who plays 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 Academy.”

– Mike Bryant, UK

“Before doing the Fundamentals of Jazz Improvisation course, I had a lot of questions and issues with my jazz guitar improvisation. I was losing my place where I shouldn’t have been, and I was looking for something to close that gap. This course was really the right course to help with this. Greg does a wonderful job of teaching, he is very patient and very clear minded and clear with his lessons, they are very easy to follow. I think you’ll enjoy it!”

~ Mark Bauer, USA

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Black Friday Mega Sale 2020 – Hurry – Limited Time Offer!

Black Friday Mega Sale 2018 – Hurry – Limited Time Offer!

IMPORTANT: NEVER TO BE REPEATED DEALS INSIDE

2018 Black Friday Sale!

Grab internationally acclaimed online jazz guitar courses at an unbelievable discount.

Hurry – Limited time offer ending soon! 

Presenting the BIGGEST SALE in the history of FretDojo!

Read on for this incredible opportunity….

For the next few days only, I’m offering crazy discounts on my premium jazz courses on improvisation and technique. 

Normally, these programs are priced between $147 to $167 USD. But for this Black Friday week only, you can get these courses for up to an insane 69% off their original price. 

But that’s not all…

As a special gift to you, I’m going to throw in 4 extra courses and a bonus chord melody eBook at no extra cost.

With three great packages to choose from, now is the time to grab an incredible saving on these programs.

Details about each course included in this MEGA SALE are below:

 

Save BIG on these REVOLUTIONARY Jazz Guitar Courses:

Option 1 - "Bronze" Package:

Fast Lane: The Total Technique Roadmap for Jazz Guitar
($147 Only $69 – over 50% OFF!)

PLUS Complimentary FREE Bonuses ($100+ Value)

Presenting the First Ever A-Z guide to building a Rock-Solid, Effortless, and Speedy jazz guitar technique – FAST.

Co-produced by Greg O’Rourke and nationally acclaimed jazz guitarist Stuart King, this online course is a revolutionary step-by-step program in which you’ll learn the secrets of playing fast, playing effortlessly, and developing rock-solid coordination, specifically for jazz guitar.

Some of the tips inside this course include:

  • How the hit TV show Seinfeld’s George Costanza holds the secret for you reaching ultra-fast picking speed. (Remember his “do-the-opposite” theory? It’s time to put that into practice.)
  • The missing link nearly all jazz guitar students fail to realize when they are trying to “train their fingers” to build speed and coordination. (Hint: there’s a much more direct – and easy – path to take if you know this secret.)
  • How a virtuoso Australian jazz trumpeter holds the secret of improving your guitar technique with less practice – not more. (Leverage your inborn natural abilities and access the parts of you brain that you never realised existed – UNTIL NOW…)
  • The counter-intuitive approach to structuring your guitar practice so you’ll dramatically improve your technique while vacuuming your house or taking the dog for a walk. (I know it sounds crazy, but I’m serious – this really does work.)
  • The weird secret Olympic athletes know that could take your technique from novice to an expert in record time. (Cutting edge research you can use from countless studies to get immediate results. Elite athlete’s have known this all along. It’s madness no one has applied this to jazz guitar – until now.)
  • The easy way to approach building your technique using my innovative “Technique Triangle” system (We’ve deconstructed technique into 3 easy to understand “sides” – knowing what these are will eliminate the confusion and all those unnecessary exercises that are a waste of precious practice time.)
  • How to cut out 90% of the time devoted to your technique practice and, unbelievably, get DOUBLE the results. (Hint: The key is knowing what to focus on, in the correct order – and not getting distracted by all that useless stuff.)
  • The way to increase your top picking speed IMMEDIATELY with a counterintuitive, but incredibly effective practice approach – that takes only 5 minutes a day. (This “fool proof” method quickly worked wonders for myself and many of my students around the world).

And…

  • A concise set of essential exercises that are guaranteed to double your speed, improve your coordination, and make your playing fluid, effortless, and EASY like never before. (Even with only 10 minutes practice per day.)

Option 2 - "Silver" Package:

Fundamentals Of Jazz Guitar Improvisation
($169 Only $79!)
PLUS Complimentary FREE Bonuses ($100+ Value)

Learn the Secrets to creating a Rock Solid Foundation for your Improvisation Skills. 

In this revolutionary online course, internationally acclaimed guitarist Greg O’Rourke will teach you the shortcuts to improvising confidently and creatively. Over the course, you’ll learn the secrets to navigating the fretboard, what guide tones are and how to use them, and how to be creative with licks and transcriptions. The ultimate quick-start guide for creating a foundation for your jazz guitar skills.

Some of the tips inside this course include:

  • How to harness the natural way your mind works to make creative improvisation easy and fun – discover how the mind has incredible power for mastering improvisation – but ONLY if you leverage its power in a clever way.
  • The secrets used by Joe Pass to master fretboard navigation for improvisation – you’ll find navigating over the fretboard so easy, you’ll feel like you’re cheating…
  • How you can solo over any jazz tune, by knowing just FIVE “core” jazz standards – like Lord of The Rings, it’s “Five Jazz Standards To Rule Them All” – get the ultimate 80/20 principle of jazz harmony and vocabulary to master any progression in any key.
  • The common mistakes aspiring jazz players make early on in their pursuit of improvisation mastery, and what you can do to avoid them – learn to evade these critical mistakes that stunt a jazz players progress before they even begin.
  • The “little known” secrets for maintaining rock solid confidence in a jazz performance, and easy tricks to keep your “head above water” REGARDLESS of how difficult a chord progression might appear – there are just two little tricks you need to remember to stop feeling nervous about improvising ever again.
  • Why most jazz educators completely miss the mark when it comes to teaching fundamental improvisation skills, and what YOU can do instead to get fast and effective results – now you’ll understand why those huge “doorstopper” guitar methods not only don’t help you progress, but could in fact be making you go backwards.
  • How the Yogic practitioners of ancient India can help YOU find rapid shortcuts to improvisation mastery – using the FretDojo “Four Elements Framework” system. 

And…

  • How to practice improvisation step-by-step, with authentic approaches, using a method that ACTUALLY WORKS. – Forget all the random  Youtube videos, confusing teachers and method books that lead you around in circles, and get the rapid & direct path to progress instead.

Option 3 - The "GOLD" Package:

*Best Deal*
Fast Lane + Fundamentals of Jazz Improvisation Value Bundle
($316 Only $97 – MASSIVE Savings!)

PLUS Complimentary FREE Bonuses ($100+ Value)

Save BIG by nabbing both the above Premium Courses (Fundamentals of Jazz Improvisation AND Fast Lane) in this ultra high value package – and get the FREE Bonuses below as the icing on the cake!

Your FREE Bonuses (comes with every package option):

Jazz Standard Course:

Watch What Happens – Joe Pass 

Learn Joe Pass’ single line, chord melody and chord soloing approaches on this classic tune featured on the album Intercontinental.

Jazz Standard Course:

Out Of Nowhere – Kurt Rosenwinkel

Dig into Kurt Rosenwinkel’s innovative soloing approaches over this sophisticated jazz standard.

Jazz Standard Course:

Sunny – Bobby Hebb

Learn to master this Bobby Hebb pop/jazz standard straight from the 70s, complete with a cool bluesy jazz solo transcription. A real crowd pleaser!

Soloing Secrets Course:

Minor Double Time Lines Deep Dive

Discover the secrets and shortcuts for double time improvising in the style of Pat Martino, using the magic of minor lines.

And...The FretDojo Chord Melody Christmas eBook!

christmas-chord-melody-jazz-guitar-book-cover2If you’re looking to add that touch of class to your family gathering this Christmas with a performance of intricate chord melody jazz guitar arrangements, this is just what you need.

Package Features:

  • High quality video based courses on improvisation, technique, developing repertoire and more.
  • Full notation/TAB and downloadable backing tracks included.
  • All courses included in these packages are completely self paced and have lifetime access – learn on your own schedule at a pace that suits you.
  • All courses come with a 30 Day no questions asked, money back guarantee.

 

Meet Your Instructor:

 “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 Matt Warnock becoming an international bestseller. My website and my Academy 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 playing jazz, and teaching it to you guys.”

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 fingerstyle 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

30-Day 100% Money Back Guarantee

Your investment is protected by my 30-Day money back guarantee. Buy the package of your choice, put it into action and see the results for a full 30 days. If you’re not happy, just send me an email in the first 30 days and I’ll give every penny back right away. 

Frequently Asked Questions:


Q: Are these courses self-paced or is there a particular time commitment I need to make?

A: These courses are completely self-paced. In the past I offered Fundamentals of Jazz Improvisation and Fast Lane as a ‘timed’ program, but we have redesigned these courses from the ground up to be self paced so you can learn on a schedule that suits you. All the other courses and products included in this special offer are also self-paced.

Q: How will I access these courses?

A: Through my (recently redesigned) FretDojo Academy website, which can be accessed on any device that is connected to the Internet.

Q: Do the courses have lifetime access?

A: YES – All courses included in this package have lifetime access included.

Q: Are there any assignments etc to complete for these courses?

A: Don’t stress – in these special editions of these courses, there is no requirement to submit assignments or videos etc. You can learn the material completely on your own terms.

What Fret Dojo Academy 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 Club. It’s outstanding – go for it!”

~ Alan Voss, Queensland, Australia

“The main thing I have gotten out of the Fret Dojo Academy, is that it has given me the confidence to go out and find a piano player, and a bass player who plays 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 Academy.”

– Mike Bryant, UK

“Before doing the Fundamentals of Jazz Improvisation course, I had a lot of questions and issues with my jazz guitar improvisation. I was losing my place where I shouldn’t have been, and I was looking for something to close that gap. This course was really the right course to help with this. Greg does a wonderful job of teaching, he is very patient and very clear minded and clear with his lessons, they are very easy to follow. I think you’ll enjoy it!”

~ Mark Bauer, USA

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Online Jazz Guitar Clinic with Howard Alden – proudly presented by FretDojo.com

Online Jazz Guitar Clinic with Howard Alden – proudly presented by FretDojo.com

FretDojo.com proudly presents…

Online Jazz Guitar Clinic with Howard Alden

24th of November 2017. 3:30 PM USA Eastern Time

 

In this exclusive live clinic you’ll learn:

  • The “practice room secrets” of how Howard Alden became a master jazz guitarist
  • The simple and easy tricks for jazzing up your melody playing like a pro
  • The shortcut to opening the door to effortless improvisation – through the simple but powerful ‘parallel 3rds technique’
  • The top techniques Howard uses to make chord melody playing a breeze
  • Ask questions live and get feedback and personalized advice from Howard himself
  • Plus you get Lifetime Access to the recording of this masterclass
  • And a whole lot more…

Spots Limited – Book Now< 

Bookings are now closed. Please email [email protected] if you would like to be put on the waiting list in the event of a cancellation.

“He may be the best of his generation,”

Owen Cordle

Jazz Times

“…the most impressive and creative member of a new generation of jazz guitarists.”

George Kanzler

Newark Star Ledger

“…one of the very finest young guitarists working today.”

Chip Deffaa

New York Post

 

Unbelievable Value For World Class Instruction

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I can't make the live session? Can I still book a ticket and get the replay?

Yes, that’s correct. You can also submit questions to me in advance and I’ll pass them onto Howard for him to answer in the session. That way, you still get all the benefits of being there, even if you can’t make the session live. I’ll send you a link to the replay shortly after the session concludes to everyone that books a ticket.

When exactly is this live online workshop?

The workshop will be held this Friday 24th of November 2017, 3:30 PM USA Eastern Time. (Hint: If you’re not sure what time that will be in your timezone – Use this time zone converter tool to help work it out).

Who is Howard Alden?

Shame on you for asking that! Howard Alden is one of the leaders of jazz guitar in the modern era. His accolades include:

– Student the Guitar Institute of Technology in 1977-78 with Herb Ellis, Joe Pass, and Howard Roberts

– Collaborations with Dick Hyman, Dan Barrett, Bucky Pizzarelli and many others

– Alden recorded the guitar performances for Sean Penn‘s character Emmet Ray in Woody Allen‘s 1999 film Sweet and Lowdown – and taught Penn how to mime the performances for the film(!)

– Recorded many albums with Concord Records as well as other labels, including four with the famed 7 string jazz guitar innovator George Van Eps

– Has been the recipient of many awards, including: Best Emerging Guitar Talent, JazzTimes (1990), Guitar Player of the Year, American Guitar Museum (2003), Top 75 Guitarists, Down Beat (2008)

– Jazz critics have said of Howard Alden that “He may be the best of his generation” and “the most impressive and creative member of a new generation of jazz guitarists.”

You can tell why I’m so excited Howard is putting on this workshop for you guys. You can find out more about Howard’s accomplishments here.

How long will the workshop go for?

Howard has confirmed he is available for 2 hours for this special online workshop. The first part of the workshop will be Howard presenting on the topic (see below), whilst the second part will be devoted to the audience asking Howard questions about the content covered and anything else besides.

What exactly will Howard be covering in this workshop?

In the workshop, Howard’s going to show you some easy but powerful techniques to transform your jazz melody playing, improvisation, and chord melodies by use of the ‘Parallel 3rds’ technique. Along the way, he’s going to give you his top tips for making rapid progress with your jazz guitar playing based on his many years of experience as a world renown player and teacher.

How do I join the live session?

It’s very easy – you just need to install the web conferencing software in advance of the workshop. I provide full instructions on how to do this when you sign up. The software works on all systems (PC, Mac and all mobile devices and Tablets). If you have the software installed, you simply need to click on a link in an email I send you and you’ll get straight into the session.

How will I be communicating with Howard?

You have a choice between audio, video, and text based-chat, depending on what you’re most comfortable with. If you just want to watch the session without interacting, that’s perfectly fine as well.

Ok I'm convinced - how do I sign up?

Great! You can do so here.

Any questions about the Howard Alden clinic? Simply email [email protected] with your enquiry.

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