“Together we’ll establish a foundation for your jazz guitar skills so you can immediately start improvising creative, cool sounding solos, and master the essential jazz chords for any situation on the bandstand.”

Imagine being able to spontaneously improvise an authentic jazz solo and comp along in the band with the pros. Jazz guitar doesn’t need to be difficult to sound good –
I’ll show you just how easy it is!

Calling any guitarist who wants to learn the essential jazz guitar skills, without all the ‘fluff’!

Whether you’ve only been playing guitar for a few months OR you’ve been playing for a while but have never ‘cracked the jazz nut’, this challenge will the exact skills you need to quickly move on the path to mastering jazz guitar.

Yes, I know how you feel right now:

Learning jazz guitar seems like an impossible task.

There is (supposedly) so many scales, chords, theory, transcriptions and techniques to learn…

You think to yourself:

‘Do I actually need to know all this to play a decent jazz solo?’

The answer is NO – jazz guitar teachers have a habit of making things seem so much more complicated than what they need to be.

Instead: what if I told you there was a way to learn to play a cool sounding jazz solo in just 30 days of practice, giving you a firm foundation – but more importantly, a clear methodology of how to build your skills from there?

Look no further:

This Online Course is what you’ve been looking for.


Jazz Guitar For Beginners is the solution you’ve been searching for. I’ve spent months distilling the key points of the process of learning jazz guitar into a fun, easy and concise program.

You’ll be amazed at the progress you can make with a structured, step-by-step program with the support of a teacher (i.e. me), on hand to answer all your questions.

Now’s the time to finally break into jazz guitar playing so you can connect the music in your mind to your hands on the fretboard!

Here’s What You’ll Learn…

⦁ Why jazz improvisation doesn’t need many ‘tricks’ or ideas to sound convincing (Hint: too many ideas is the downfall of many a jazz soloist)

⦁ How one key rhythm pattern, above all others, can instantly make you sound like a pro in your comping

⦁ Why only learning scales and arpeggios is the ‘long boring scenic route’ to learning jazz improvisation – and what you NEED to be doing instead

⦁ How to play great sounding jazz chords with only 3 notes – and how to easily adapt these small voicings into lush sounding jazz chords

⦁ The counterintuitive rule that is central in all modern bebop soloing, that can get you sounding jazzy when you solo instantly

⦁ How the main way you develop lyrical, melodic solos on jazz guitar is by doing something not on the guitar at all

⦁ How an essential (and often overlooked) study technique can rapidly increase your soloing and vocabulary – without needing a guitar!

⦁ Why the jazz blues is the most important song form for a newbie jazz player to master (Important: You’ll be able to play over hundreds of other jazz standards by learning this one form)

Joe Pass’ clever secret for navigating the fretboard so you never get lost when you solo, or wonder whether or not you’ll play the right note

⦁ And most importantly…

You’ll learn how jazz doesn’t need to be hard to sound good!

What’s Included When You Join:

⦁ I’ll send you a set of 30 HD video lessons showing you the steps you need to take in order to develop your skills. Each video lesson is clear, concise and completely achievable.

⦁ The video lessons come with printable notation/TAB, downloadable backing tracks, and diagrams – everything you need for your practice!

⦁ Special offer: You’ll have the ability to ask ME questions directly as well via email if you need assistance with any of the material

COOL BONUS: I’m going to include 2 video workshops entitled ‘A Bird’s Eye View To Mastering Jazz Guitar’ – valued at $79, this is exclusive training revealing the roadmap to learning jazz guitar, distilling the essence of the main things to keep in mind as you build your skills.

Total Amount: Only $39.99 One Time Fee!

Here’s what students from all around the world have to say about this course…

“I just literally finished Greg’s course and I gotta tell you – it was a wonderful experience and I heartily recommend it.”

“I did a little bit of jazz when I was in college, played with a jazz band. Just didn’t get what Greg is giving us so freely and I’m so appreciative of what he’s done.

If you’re looking to increase your vocabulary, feel and what it means to play as a jazz guitarist – I heartily recommend Greg, give it a start!”

~ Mike Banta, USA


“I would say to anybody that’s considering the course: jump in with both feet!”

“Greg is a funny and interesting guy that does a good job with the course. The course was fun and the materials were easy to understand. There were weeks that were tougher than others but all in all – I feel like I learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed it.

I would say to anybody that’s considering the course: jump in with both feet! It’s an inexpensive way to enter into the realm of jazz and get a good basis for continuing education in jazz and developing jazz chops. Go for it!”

~ Jim Bean, USA


“I messed around with guitar now for long long time but never really understood how to improvise on the spot. If you’re wondering whether this course is for you, I suggest you go for it. I’m sure you’ll be glad that you did.”

“I’ve messed around with guitar now for long long time but never really understood how to improvise on the spot.
When Greg offered this course, I’ve grabbed it with both hands and I’ve been delighted. Greg is the rare combination of gifted musician and an excellent teacher.
I should know, I’ve been with the FretDojo Academy now for 2.5 years, and under his guidance I’ve produced a lot of music that I’m really proud of. If you’re wondering whether this course is for you, I suggest you go for it. I’m sure you’ll be glad that you did.

~ Alan Voss, Queensland, Australia


Greg’s month-long course in the jazz basics refined my understanding of improvisation when playing with others and gave me confidence on what to do in that setting.

Greg is one of  best online guitar teachers I have found comparable to Frank Vignola and Martin Taylor and in some ways, even better. Bravo. 

– Don Siegel, US

For my 50th midlife crisis, I chose FretDojo instead of that motorbike.

After 20 years of learning and fiddling with the alphabets of scales and modes, Greg’s courses are finally teaching me how to speak, form words, sentences and even stories! 

I can’t thank Greg enough for the time and effort he’s put into his courses, bringing together a community of jazz guitarist enthusiasts and nurturing an environment to teach us to fly! 

For my 50th midlife crisis, I chose FretDojo instead of that motorbike … 

– Stephen White, Sweden

“I’ve participated in TWO 12 week courses with an internationally famous music university…I can safely say the investment in lessons with Greg has been worth more than 95% of all the other formal and informal education I’ve managed to derive for myself.”

– Gordon Hooper, Johannesburg, South Africa

“The main thing I have gotten out of the Fret Dojo, 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.”

– Mike Bryant, UK

“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. 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

Meet Your Instructor:

Greg O’Rourke – BMus (Hons), ANU Professional Jazz Guitarist, and Founder of

My name’s Greg O’Rourke and I’m the founder of – one of the most popular jazz guitar websites online today. I have over 8000 subscribers to my website from all across the world, and am also an established author, with my book on jazz chord melody, The Easy Guide To Chord Melody Guitar becoming an international bestseller. My website 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 guitar, and teaching it to you guys.”

“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

The Good News Is:

You Can Learn The Essentials of Jazz Guitar in Just 30 Days!

Here’s how the program works…

Module 1: Getting Started

⦁ The importance of listening to jazz to develop your skills

⦁ Rudimentary comping techniques using shell voicings, and a look at Freddie Green comping approaches

⦁ An introduction to the Jazz Blues song form, and how it’s different to a regular blues

⦁ Essential rhythm patterns to jazz up your comping to make it more creative

⦁ Basic soloing approaches using easy scales and patterns – and tricks for reusing these patterns in other fretboard areas for more harmonic interest

⦁ ‘Trading fours’ exercises to develop your listening and soloing skills

Module 2: Lines and Melodies

⦁ The most efficient ways to learn a jazz head (i.e. the melody of a jazz tune), with a blues head as an example

⦁ Your first jazz licks, and how to best use licks in your solos without sounding clichéd

⦁ How to use the melody of a jazz tune to improvise your own solos

⦁ Tricks to create interest with shell voicings for comping

Module 3: Harmony

⦁ How to analyze jazz charts and spot common chord progressions so you understand the harmony of the song form

⦁ How to highlight chord tones and guide tones when improvising

⦁ Adding extensions to chords to give them more flavor

⦁ How to use Dominant licks in your solos

⦁ How to incorporate classic bebop patterns into your improvisations

⦁ How to use Charlie Christian’s anticipation trick to instantly sound more authentically jazz

Module 4: Putting It All Together

⦁ The all-important ii – V – I (two five one) progression, and why it’s so crucial to learn and master

⦁ ii – V – I sample lines and approaches

⦁ How to use your voice as an essential improvisation practice tool

⦁ How to integrate everything you have learned in a holistic way to make a convincing jazz performance

⦁ How to transcend all the knowledge and theory to make solos spontaneously (in Charlie Parker’s words ‘forget all that B.S. and just play!) – but why you need to know everything covered beforehand in the program before you can do this.

Sample lesson from the course

Check out this sample lesson from the course, featuring a cool trick for easily targeting guide tones in your lines to bring out the sounds of the chords in your improvisations as you play.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How does it work - are the lessons 'live' or pre-recorded?

The lessons are all pre-recorded – so you can watch them at your own schedule at any time of day that suits you. All you need is a computer or other device such as a smartphone or tablet to access them.

Is this course just for beginners? Is it still relevant to participate in if I'm more advanced?

This course is beginner friendly, but will teach you the core concepts to improving jazz relevant to any level of ability. Main questions to ask yourself are “Am I happy with how I sound when I improvise in a jazz style?”, “Am I comfortable with jazz improvising in a band context?”, “Do I have confidence in my comping abilities?” – if you aren’t confident yet with any of these core jazz skills, this course is definitely for you.

Who is this course NOT for?

If you are a complete beginner of guitar (i.e. haven’t played basic guitar for at least 3 months) I wouldn’t recommend you take this course – you need to establish the foundations of guitar playing first.

On the other hand, if you’re a pro jazz guitarist already gigging, and are a confident improviser, I don’t think this course would suit you either.

However – if you have been playing guitar for more than a few months, OR you have been playing guitar for years and years but have never been able to improvise or play the chords effectively in a jazz style, or if you’re unsure how to develop your skills – this challenge would be a perfect fit.

How much practice time do I need?

At a minimum, I would recommend at least 20 minutes per day, 5 days a week to get the best results from this program.

What if I get stuck?

Don’t worry, you can always submit a help request on the site and one of our instructors on our team will help you out.

How much theory do I need to know already?

None whatsoever – I will cover all the essentials during the program.

Do I need to be able to read music?

No – TAB will be provided for all examples (note that there will also be notation provided for people who can read music, but keep in mind it’s not essential to read music for this program).

Even MORE Advance Praise For FretDojo’s
Jazz Guitar For Beginners Course…

“I recommend anyone who wants to improve their jazz playing they do this course – there are quite a few courses on the internet and this is by far the best one.

“I’ve been playing jazz a number of years but lots of gaps in my playing which this course has really managed to sort out.
It’s not overwhelming, you take each little nugget, one bit at a time and build on it. Also you can post and you get feedback from other members. It’s a very nice community spirit.
I recommend anyone who wants to improve their jazz playing they do this course – there are quite a few courses on the internet and this is by far the best one.

~ Pete Duncan, London UK


“The challenge I was facing is that I don’t know much about soloing. I’m mostly a chord player, comping – for me, this course has been perfect.”

“For me, this course has been perfect. A good start to get into jazz playing, because jazz and playing jazz guitar is a wonderful thing. For me this is a really good course and if you’re a beginner in jazz like me, don’t hesitate to do this course.

The course has helped me a lot, especially with soloing. I’ve been getting a nice foundation that I can start practicing, to build up and learn more in the future.”

~ Mats Brickman, Sweden


“For years I struggled with learning to improvise. But then everything changed…

I know where you are now at the moment with your jazz guitar – frustrated that you’re not sounding great. Self-conscious about your ability, and you’re confused with how to make all these scales and arpeggios you’re learning and practicing for hours on end actually sound like music.

Why do I know this? Because I was once in exactly the same place you are now.

About 18 years ago, I gave jazz guitar improvisation my first try. After having studied classical guitar for many years and reaching the highest levels in that style, learning jazz felt like starting from scratch again.

And I struggled. It felt like I was learning a new instrument. And it was made painfully obvious to me that, despite my rigorous years of training, I didn’t have any real deep knowledge on how to relate the music in my mind to my hands on the fretboard.

So I gave up jazz for about 10 years, but came back to it again about eight years ago.

But then, things started to change.

I realized that it wasn’t my lack of ability that was the reason I was struggling with jazz guitar. It was the lack of a clear method and a step-by-step process that’s missing from most jazz guitar education.

Once I realized that, I started to develop a logical method for learning jazz guitar, based largely on my experience with language learning – rather than trying to improvise with a bunch of scale and arpeggio patterns. Once that happened, I was able to build my skills in jazz guitar incredibly quickly.

And you can do the same…

Jazz Guitar For Beginners is the program that I wish that I’d had all those many years ago when I first started trying to learn to improvise and comp and actually sound good.

I’m so thrilled that I can offer you this program that’s been months in the making – I believe it’s the ultimate shortcut to building your jazz guitar skills in the shortest possible time.”

~ Greg O’Rourke, BMus (Hons), ANU

Any questions? Email me at and I’ll be happy to help you out.

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