Melodic Development Workshop with Stuart King

by | Nov 16, 2020 | Jazz Guitar Lessons | 2 comments

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In this FretDojo episode our special guest Stuart King is back to talk about one of the most important practice techniques for any jazz guitar improviser – melodic development techniques.

This will enable you to sound much more musical when you improvise on guitar and is a technique you should practice daily.

Stuart King is a FretDojo Approved Guitar  Instructor – if you’re interested in getting direct one on one coaching with Stuart via Skype/Zoom please contact us at to book a lesson.

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  • Detailed step-by-step video lessons on new classic jazz tunes and essential jazz guitar skills added to the club website each month. Includes listening recommendations, demonstrations of the melody, analysis of the harmony, and detailed explanations on how to solo over the tune.
  • Key improvisation concepts and techniques for soloing, and classic licks and example solos that relate to each tune, so you can continue to expand your jazz vocabulary and have more options when it comes to soloing.
  • Detailed comping ideas to suit the style of each jazz standard covered
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What did you think of this jazz guitar quick tip? Leave your comments below…


Greg O’Rourke

Founder, Fret Dojo

Innovation in Online Jazz Guitar Education


  1. Name *Jorge Luis

    Oh yes. its very good. Practice lets go. Thanks Gregg.

  2. Pedro

    Great lesson, I like the simple approach, and the challenge to extend an idea. Very useful, thanks Greg and Stuart!


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