Interview: ANU Associate Lecturer Greg Stott on the Art of Jazz Guitar Comping, Practice Tips in The Woodshed and More
Today I want to share with you a fabulous conversation I had with Greg Stott, Associate Lecturer and Resident Jazz Guitarist at the Australian National University.
In this podcast, Greg delves into:
- The biggest mistakes jazz guitarists make when it comes to practicing
- Greg’s thoughts on jazz online education and how it compares to more traditional university based teaching
- A sneak peek of Greg’s brand new albums coming out soon
- and much more…
We also talk about the latest FretDojo Academy course that Greg Stott and I collaborated on (see blue box below), and the reasons for why mastering comping is an essential requirement for anyone wanting to call themselves a pro jazz player.
(To get a free 14 day trial to the Academy to get instant access to this new course, go here>>)
Check out the podcast here:
New Comping & Chord Soloing Online Course: I’ve recently released a brand new course entitled Comping & Chord Soloing Deep Dive, presented by Greg Stott, Associate Lecturer of Jazz Guitar at the ANU School of Music and the featured artist on today’s podcast.
Simply put, this new course is brilliant.
Greg Stott has put together a comprehensive and step-by-step methodology for building up essential comping & chord soloing skills. This was the course I wished I’d had when I was first building up my chordal techniques.
The best part:
You can access this course FREE by signing up to a 14 day, obligation FREE trial to the FretDojo Jazz Guitar Academy, my online learning platform for jazz guitar. Sign up here for instant access to the new course as well as my entire collection of video courses (no credit card required): https://www.fretdojo.com/free-trial
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Greg from FretDojo
Greg is an Australian guitarist and teacher. He teaches jazz and contemporary guitar at the Australian National University and has been a featured performer at numerous events including the New Zealand International Jazz & Blues Festival, the Sydney Olympics Festival, the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, the National Folk festival and a number of international sporting events. He has also played for Australian Prime Ministers and foreign dignitaries and performed original compositions for national broadcast on ABC FM. Greg has returned to study and is currently completing his PhD at the Australian National University but still maintains a busy performing and recording schedule.
In addition to performing with The Greg Stott Band and the Utopia Collective, Greg has performed or recorded with a range of jazz, classical and pop artists including:
Hetty Kate, Grace Knight, James Morrison, Andrew Gander, Tim Kain (Guitar Trek), Tim Strong (USA), Don Johnson, Miroslav Bukovsky, Brendan Clarke, Wayne Kelly, Craig Scott, Gery Scott, Craig Schneider, Ra Khahn, The Idea of North, John Mackey, Mike Price, Eric Ajaye, Col Hoorweg, James Greening, Dave Panichi, Ben Hauptman, Peta Gammie, Jackie Love, Rhonda Birchmore, Hayley Jensen (Australian Idol), Steve and Rae Amosa, Kirrah Amosa Gabby Birmingham, Elana Stone, Meg Corsen, Adam Sofo (The Voice, Silverchair, Guy Sebastian), Robbie Zootster, Steve Allen, The RMC Duntroon Big Band, and the Canberra Symphony Orchestra.