Thanks for your interest in my new online course, Fast Lane: The Total Technique Roadmap for Jazz Guitar. Get ready – the course will be launched very soon in late January/Early February 2018.
I’m particularly excited about this course as I’m thrilled to have on board the incredible Stuart King, who will be partnering up with me to teach the lessons in this new course. Stuart is one of the most highly regarded jazz guitarists in Australia and was recently a featured artist on ABC Jazz.
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– Greg O’Rourke, Founder, FretDojo.com
Presenting the first ever A-Z guide to building a rock-solid, effortless, and speedy jazz guitar technique – FAST.
My new online course, Fast Lane: The Total Technique Roadmap for Jazz Guitar, is a revolutionary step-by-step program in which you’ll learn the secrets of playing fast, playing effortlessly, and developing rock-solid coordination specifically for jazz guitar.
Too often, the bottleneck to a jazz guitar student’s progress is technique. If you can’t change chords quickly, play lines at fast tempos, or pick accurately without missing notes, you’ll find that your jazz journey will quickly come to a grinding halt.
This course has been designed from the ground up to give you the essential exercises and approaches for quickly supercharging your technical skills on the guitar so you can finally unlock your musical potential – and be a force to be reckoned with on the bandstand.
What you’ll be able to do as a result of this course:
– Quickly develop your picking speed – nail those double-time licks and difficult phrases with ease
– Change chords fluidly and navigate the length of the fretboard without missing a note – all while keeping up with the rest of the band
– Get the security and fluidity you need for those dastardly fast tempo tunes that are the “bread and butter” of jam sessions
– Develop effortless coordination and finger independence in the fretting hand with ease
– Get a complete toolkit of techniques you need to play chord melody and solo jazz guitar
– Pick, fingerstyle and hybrid approaches are covered in detail in this new course – learn them all or just focus on what suits your playing the most
– Extend your coordination and agility in both hands with a concise set of exercises that will get you rapid results with just 10 minutes practice a day
Some of the tips inside this course include:
- How most jazz technique methods focus on WHAT to do, but not the HOW. (Note: the HOW is not what you would expect…)
- How the hit TV show Seinfeld’s George Costanza holds the secret for you reaching ultra-fast picking speed. (Remember his “do-the-opposite” theory? It’s time to put that into practice.)
- The missing link nearly all jazz guitar students fail to realize when they are trying to “train their fingers” to build speed and coordination. (Hint: there’s a much more direct – and easy – path to take if you know this secret.)
- How a virtuoso Australian jazz trumpeter holds the secret of improving your guitar technique with less practice – not more. (Leverage your inborn natural abilities and access the parts of you brain that you never realised existed – UNTIL NOW…)
- The counter-intuitive approach to structuring your guitar practice so you’ll dramatically improve your technique while vacuuming your house or taking the dog for a walk. (I know it sounds crazy, but I’m serious – this really does work.)
- The weird secret Olympic athletes know that could take your technique from novice to an expert in record time. (Cutting edge research you can use from countless studies to get immediate results. Elite athlete’s have known this all along. It’s madness no one has applied this to jazz guitar – until now.)
- The 3 things most jazz guitar students get wrong about their technique that dooms them to failure before they even start. (Don’t allow yourself to make these mistakes that are, unfortunately, very very easy to make.)
- The strangely useful knowledge of Sigmund Freud that will give you a clear framework for structuring your technique practice. (Whether you’re a fan of Freud or not, one thing he mentioned could completely transform your approach to jazz guitar practice – and HALVE the practice time you need to get results.)
- The easy way to approach building your technique using my innovative “Technique Triangle” system (We’ve deconstructed technique into 3 easy to understand “sides” – knowing what these are will eliminate the confusion and all those unnecessary exercises that are a waste of precious practice time.)
- How to cut out 90% of the time devoted to your technique practice and, unbelievably, get DOUBLE the results. (Hint: The key is knowing what to focus on, in the correct order – and not getting distracted by all that useless stuff.)
- The techniques used by famous actors and directors (that most NOVICE jazz musicians are oblivious to) in order to routinely deliver stellar performances, even in high pressure situations. (You can use this in the recording studio, performing in front of people or just by yourself. When I first found out about this one, it changed the way I approached playing guitar forever.)
- What most virtuoso electric guitarists know about increasing picking speed (that jazzers are too often clueless about), and the tricks you need to steal from them. (Ever wondered how those guys can play so damn fast? We’ll reveal all you need to know.)
- Why those huge books full of hundreds of boring technical drills can not only be a waste of time, but even cause your technique to go backward. (Hint: Improving your technique requires you to focus on less exercises and drills, not more – but only if you’re focussing on the most important ones – like the exercises in this new course.)
- The way to increase your top picking speed IMMEDIATELY with a counterintuitive, but incredibly effective practice approach – that takes only 5 minutes a day. (This “fool proof” method quickly worked wonders for myself and many of my students around the world).
- A concise set of essential exercises that are guaranteed to double your speed, improve your coordination, and make your playing fluid, effortless, and EASY like never before. (Even with only 10 minutes practice per day.)
“I took a chance with Fret Dojo and it turned out to be exactly what I needed.”
“Trying to establish a strong jazz foundation has been difficult for me. I was tired of cobbling together disjointed lessons from all over creation. There are so many different lessons and hacks out there, some good but mostly not. I was spinning my wheels trying to curate my own curriculum while trying to learn jazz at the same time. What I really needed was a long term structured course.
Greg designs this course so that you have clear guidance every step of the way. I also appreciate that he makes himself very accessible for questions and feedback. Everything I’ve learned from Fret Dojo is incredibly indispensable and it also consolidated my previously cobbled together nuggets of theory.”
~ Louis B., USA
“I would highly recommend Greg’s course and teaching to any guitar player who is looking to improve their soloing skills and is seriously interested in getting quality value for their time and money.”
“I really do believe that Greg’s course helped me to further not only my playing skills in soloing but also to become a better performing musician on guitar in Jazz and other styles as well. Greg’s positive and informative approach to teaching is inspiring. His explanations are simple but are loaded with enough information to keep even the seasoned players building and adding to their skill set. His course is laid out in an easy to understand way that builds one concept on the other and gives his students a well rounded understanding of navigating the fretboard and in speaking the language of Jazz through their playing.
I would highly recommend his courses and teaching to any guitar player who is looking to improve their soloing skills and is seriously interested in getting quality value for their time and money. I look forward to studying with Greg again in the future in more of his amazing courses. I Hope to see you there!”
~ Bryon Thompson,
(BMus from the University of Victoria, British Columbia.)
Working Musician, and Music Teacher.
- “It’s kind of like when you first learn to play the guitar – and your progress is exponential. It’s like that again. I haven’t experienced that feeling for ages…”
Greg himself is a fantastic teacher, by far the best music teacher I’ve ever had. And I have gone to music college for 2 years as well by the way – so I’m a good person to judge that!
What you learn more than anything is – ‘if it sounds good – Play it!’. Theory does have its place, but sounding good is the most important thing, and Greg gets you sounding good from day one.”
~ Paul Flynn, UK
- “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.”
“With a little bit of the right approach, one can achieve so much. I can wholly recommend that anybody who is really wanting to play jazz guitar and is struggling to get beyond “running scales” where I was, and instead start to really sound “jazzy” – this is the place for you.”
~ Gordon Hooper
Johannesburg, South Africa
- “Greg is one of the best teachers I’ve ever come across…”
“If you all have loads of books that make no sense that you never use, Greg breaks it down and makes it useable. This is unlike any course you’ve ever been involved with, mainly because Greg is so good at explaining things that I now understand that I didn’t understand before. It’s a fabulous course and I highly recommend it.”
~ Mike Bryant, UK
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!