Jazz Guitar Comping Lesson – 4 Cool Steps To Sound Like Ed Bickert

Jazz Guitar Comping Lesson – 4 Cool Steps To Sound Like Ed Bickert

Want to learn how to do jazz guitar comping like Ed Bickert? In this deep dive Youtube lesson, I share with you the 4 essential things you need to do to sound like him, which will supercharge your rhythm section chops (the lesson comes with PDF and audios of the examples played + backing tracks for practice – see the link above to get access).

By the way, I recently released an in-depth course on the secrets of Ed Bickert’s jazz guitar comping approaches, so you can learn the fast path to sounding just like Bickert on the bandstand.

Want to get FREE access to the Ed Bickert course? It’s included in my FretDojo Jazz Guitar Academy membership, my premiere online learning platform for jazz guitar, and I’m currently offering 14 days access free. (You also get a HUGE amount of other jazz guitar courses included in the membership on all aspects of jazz guitar instruction – improvising, comping, chord melody, learning standards, and a whole lot more.)

Get a 14-day free pass to the Academy by going here (LIMITED OFFER): http://bit.ly/2DXprNX

Happy woodshedding!

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

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

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

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

‘Upgrading’ Rhythms on Your Jazz Licks

‘Upgrading’ Rhythms on Your Jazz Licks

Want a quick summary of this lesson?

Get your Handy PDF Download: Click this link to get a print friendly version of all the exercises in this post for your practice.

Recently I put together a complete lesson series on the classic jazz standard ‘Stella By Starlight. Today’s post is a sneak peek of one of the lessons. Find out how to get the full series of these lessons on improvising over Stella By Starlight by clicking here.

 

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 In this free lesson, you’re going to learn:

  • A neat trick for creating flashy virtuosic phrases out of material you already know. 

Something I get asked about all the time by my students is:

“I’m tired of playing eighth note lines all the time! Can you give us something faster and more flashy to play?”

Here’s the thing:

You don’t need to learn anything new to be able to play faster phrases. In fact, you have everything you need at your fingertips already.

Watch the above video where I’m going to show you a neat way to manipulate the rhythms and placement of your slower licks to turn them into virtuosic sounding triplet and double time lines.

 

Example Of ‘Upgrading’ The Rhythm of a Lick

Here’s the example lick I used in the above video:

 
Example Lick – See video at 01:22

 

To make this into a faster line, I could simply transform the rhythms into triplets.

However, that means you won’t have enough material to fill out this chord progression anymore – you’ll need more notes to fill out the line.

But here’s the trick: delay the entry of the new faster line a few beats or even a whole bar into the chord progression, like so:

 

 Voila! You now have a neat sounding triplet phrase to provide a bit more rhythmic variety in your soloing that still makes sense over the chord progression.

Enjoyed this post?
Get your Handy PDF Download: Click this link to get a print friendly version of all the exercises in this post for your practice.

 So there you have it – the ‘Rhythm Upgrade’ trick – a simple way to get far more “bang for your buck” from the lines you spend your precious time learning.

That’s it for today’s lesson – let me know what you thought of this cool rhythm trick by leaving a comment below…

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This concludes this free excerpt of my ‘Stella By Starlight Decoded’ lesson series. To get instant access to the rest of the lessons in this new series (as well as a large number of other lessons on a variety of classic jazz standards for guitar), they are all included in my revolutionary online program, the FretDojo Academy Club. Find out more about the Club here…

Greg O’Rourke,

Founder, Fret Dojo

World Leader in Online Jazz Guitar Education

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