JOE PASS Chord Phrases Guitar Lesson

JOE PASS Chord Phrases Guitar Lesson


Want to play a chord solo like Joe Pass? In this short Youtube lesson, I show you the method that I’ve used to incorporate some cool Joe Pass style chord licks into my playing (the lesson comes with PDF and audios of the examples played + backing tracks for practice).

By the way, I recently released an in-depth course on Joe Pass single line and chordal style based on his approaches over his landmark recording of “Watch What Happens”, from the album Intercontinental.

Want to get free access to the Joe Pass course? It’s included in FretDojo Jazz Guitar Academy membership – Get a 14-day free pass to the Academy by going here: http://bit.ly/2DV8vYu

Happy woodshedding!

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

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Not progressing with your jazz guitar practice?

Not progressing with your jazz guitar practice?

What happens when a jazz guitarist goes on a random bush walk to clear his mind?

The answer:

A sudden burst of insight into what most jazz guitarists are doing wrong in their practice, and the primary thing you should focus on instead.

It might not be what you expect. Watch the video above to get a scoop.

Pro tip: Interested in getting motivated to practice jazz again? Check out my FretDojo Jazz Guitar Academy.

It’s got a huge collection of lessons on the site and features many courses focussed around learning classic jazz standards (melody, comping, soloing, chord melody and more).

The best part:

You can get a no obligation, 14-day FREE access pass to the FretDojo Jazz Guitar Academy to see if it is a good fit for you, no credit card required. To get instant access, go here: https://www.fretdojo.com/free-trial/

I hope you enjoyed today’s post.

Leave a comment below to share your ideas about this topic…

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

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•  FREE Guide: Jazz Guitar Practice Checklist

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Video – “Runny” Sunny Double Time Solo (Free PDF)

Video – “Runny” Sunny Double Time Solo (Free PDF)

Get your Handy PDF TAB & Backing Track Download:

Click this link to get a print friendly worksheet and backing track for your practice.

Thought you might be interested in this very cool doubletime jazz solo I recorded in my studio recently.

Here Stuart King, one of Australia’s greatest guitarists, is busting out some very tasty minor lines over Sunny (which I’ve aptly named…”Runny” after editing this video).

The best part:
 
Stuart’s agreed to give you a full accurate transcription of his improvised solo completely for FREE! (I’ve also included the backing track Stuart uses).
 
Download it above so you can follow along with the video (very cool substitutions are being used in this).
 
Have fun with this and hope you find it useful.

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Greg O’Rourke,

Founder, Fret Dojo

World Leader in Online Jazz Guitar Education

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•  FREE Guide: Jazz Guitar Practice Checklist

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Video – Jazz guitar guide tone soloing shortcut (Free workbook)

Video – Jazz guitar guide tone soloing shortcut (Free workbook)

Get your Handy PDF Worksheet & Backing Track Download:

Click this link to get a print friendly worksheet and backing track for your practice.

It’s been a while, but it’s great to be back in front of the video camera.

If you’re finding it impossible and frustrating to solo over those tricky jazz standards like All The Things You Are (hint: you haven’t been the first person to drop those key changes)…

It’s probably because you aren’t doing what my new Youtube video demonstrates.

In this brand new video lesson (which includes a FREE workbook and backing track), you’re going to get the down & dirty on guide tones, and how they are an essential shortcut for easily mastering the changes of any jazz standard.

You’ll learn which notes to target over those tricky chord progressions and still get through alive and kicking to the other side.

Check out the video now and let me know what you think (remember to get that free workbook).

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Greg O’Rourke,

Founder, Fret Dojo

World Leader in Online Jazz Guitar Education

Want To Become...
A Jazz Guitar Jedi?

•  FREE Guide: Jazz Guitar Practice Checklist

• FREE 49 Page eBook: The Top Ten Mistakes Jazz Guitarists Make in Their Practice Session, for FREE as well!

• My hottest tips for boosting your jazz guitar playing, delivered straight to your inbox!

The Internet – a Double Edged Sword

The Internet – a Double Edged Sword

There’s loads (loads!) of information on jazz guitar on the internet. You could download something new every day for the rest of your life, and there would still be enough to sift through 10 times over.

But:

Information alone is not enough to help you progress.

Information which fails to ‘join the dots’ and help you see the full picture of learning to play jazz guitar and improvise like a pro – is more hindrance than help.

Information without a chance to discuss with other like-minded people, or to be able to ask questions to make sure you’re on the right track, is a slow, confusing route to mastery – if in fact it ever leads you there at all.

Random free lessons may not cost much in dollars, but it costs you way more in the precious resource that you can never replenish – your time.

It’s time to stop wandering the abyss of disconnected, conflicting advice on jazz guitar.

Get on the fast track to creating the foundation for your improvisation skills, with my “Fundamentals of Jazz Guitar Improvisation” course.

Enrolments are closing in a couple of days. Don’t miss out – nab your spot before it’s too late here:

https://www.fretdojo.com/improvisation-fundamentals/

Greg O’Rourke,

Founder, Fret Dojo

World Leader in Online Jazz Guitar Education 

Want To Become...
A Jazz Guitar Jedi?

•  FREE Guide: Jazz Guitar Practice Checklist

• FREE 49 Page eBook: The Top Ten Mistakes Jazz Guitarists Make in Their Practice Session, for FREE as well!

• My hottest tips for boosting your jazz guitar playing, delivered straight to your inbox!

What most jazz guitarists get wrong

What most jazz guitarists get wrong

Many jazz guitar teachers mislead students when it comes to learning improvisation.

Too much emphasis is placed on scales, modes, arpeggios, and theory. ‘Use a Dorian mode for a iim7 chord’. “Use a Dmaj7 arpeggio to highlight chord tones”. “Apply a melodic minor scale for the Im7 chord of a minor ii – V – i…”. On and on it goes.

But this will never sound like jazz.

Why?

Because jazz is very much like a spoken language, e.g. like Spanish or French.

Scales, modes, and arpeggios? They are more like the “alphabet”.

Don’t get me wrong, the alphabet is good to know. But – do you ever use the alphabet to talk to people? Of course not.

So, to learn to ‘speak’ jazz on the guitar when you improvise, you need to learn the words of jazz. These are called ‘licks’ – short jazzy sounding phrases. Learn enough of these jazz ‘words’, and they will form jazz ‘sentences’ – and the right pathways will form in the neural networks of your mind.

The result?

You’ll start to internalize the “jazzy” sounds you need for becoming a great sounding jazz guitarist.

Combine that with a logical system for understanding the fretboard, and the whole “puzzle” of learning improvisation on guitar will start to solve itself.

My online course, “The Fundamentals of Jazz Guitar Improvisation”, will show you the exact steps you need to learn improvisation using this approach.

Find out more here (bookings strictly this week only):

https://www.fretdojo.com/improvisation-fundamentals/

Greg O’Rourke,

Founder, Fret Dojo

World Leader in Online Jazz Guitar Education

Want To Become...
A Jazz Guitar Jedi?

•  FREE Guide: Jazz Guitar Practice Checklist

• FREE 49 Page eBook: The Top Ten Mistakes Jazz Guitarists Make in Their Practice Session, for FREE as well!

• My hottest tips for boosting your jazz guitar playing, delivered straight to your inbox!

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