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Welcome to the Fret Dojo podcast with Greg O’Rourke – where we interview master jazz guitar players from all around the world. Get the insider secrets for the mindsets, practice approaches and tools that have taken master jazz guitarists to the top of their field. Make sure you check out our website FretDojo.com for more awesome resources, free jazz guitar lessons, and practical tips on how to take your jazz guitar playing to the next level!

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Australia

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Welcome to the Fret Dojo podcast with Greg O’Rourke – where we interview master jazz guitar players from all around the world. Get the insider secrets for the mindsets, practice approaches and tools that have taken master jazz guitarists to the top of their field. Make sure you check out our website FretDojo.com for more awesome resources, free jazz guitar lessons, and practical tips on how to take your jazz guitar playing to the next level!

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English


Episodes
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Podcast: Interview with Jazz Guitarist and Educator Beth Marlis

11/14/2023
In this exclusive interview, Greg and Vin chat with Beth Marlis, long time professor and current Vice President of Musicians Institute

Duration:01:14:38

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Podcast: Interview with Jazz Guitarist Jimmy Bruno

11/7/2023
In this exclusive interview, Vin and Ryan chat with legendary jazz guitarist Jimmy Bruno

Duration:00:52:53

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Podcast: Introducing Ryan Dillahay – FretDojo’s New Community Manager

10/18/2023
In this exclusive interview, Ryan pulls back the curtain on his evolution from blues to jazz. You'll hear how this recent college grad, and student of one of the most highly regarded jazz guitarists and educators in the country, made the leap into full-time musicianship, hustling gigs across town.

Duration:00:14:09

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Podcast: Using Guitar Picks for Jazz – Tips and Techniques

10/11/2023
Choosing the right picking style is one of the mostly hotly debated topics in jazz guitar. Tune in today where we'll have an in-depth discussion on the different picking approaches for jazz guitar.

Duration:00:20:05

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Podcast: Interview with Jazz Guitarist Barry Greene

9/25/2023
On today’s podcast, Greg and Vin interview one of jazz guitar’s leading player and educators, Barry Greene.

Duration:00:48:58

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Podcast: Interview with Jazz Guitarist Sheryl Bailey

8/29/2023
On today’s podcast, Greg and Vin interview one of jazz guitar’s leading player and educator, Sheryl Bailey.

Duration:00:52:52

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ULTIMATE Fingerstyle Guitar Exercises for All Guitar Styles

3/2/2021
GET THE PDF FOR THIS LESSON HERE: https://www.fretdojo.com/pdf In this episode I’m going to show you the ultimate fast path to building fingerstyle guitar technique with these three handy fingerpicking exercises for guitar. These 3 simple fingerstyle guitar exercises will quickly enable to develop your fingerpicking accuracy and speed on guitar, regardless of what style of guitar you like to play! Whether you like to play jazz, rock, pop, classical or country, you’ll find this lesson useful....

Duration:00:15:20

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Free Sample Lesson: Mind Expanding Triad Trip with Ant Law

1/12/2021
Explore exciting new creative dimensions of harmony and improvisation techniques through the magic of triads. Presented by acclaimed UK based jazz guitarist Ant Law who recently featured as a special guest on the FretDojo Youtube channel. This lesson is the first video from our course series 'Mind Expanding Triad Trip with Ant Law' which was recently released in the FretDojo Jazz Guitar Academy. To find out more about the Academy and to sign up to get instant access click here....

Duration:00:07:30

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Jeremy Sawkins – The Harmonic Adventurer

12/10/2020
In today's episode, Carl Orr has the pleasure of interviewing Sydney-based guitarist, Jeremy Sawkins. Jeremy has been an active member of the Australian jazz community since the early 1980’s. As well as being a composer/bandleader, Jeremy has shared the stage and recording studios with many notable musicians. Having performed all around Australia, he has also performed in Europe and Asia. After graduating from the N.S.W. Conservatorium of Music in 1984 (with an Associate Diploma of Jazz...

Duration:00:50:50

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Damien Cooper – Pop/Rock Sideman with a Passion for Jazz Guitar

11/26/2020
In this next podcast, Carl Orr interviews the very accomplished guitarist, Damien Cooper. Damien is a freelance London based guitarist who has held the Guitar 1 chair on Thriller live since 2009, and has been a member of Dr Hook from 2015. Originally from Australia and after 20 years of playing and touring around Australasia with acts covering styles from jazz to rock to cabaret, Damien relocated to London. Since then he has been an in demand player on both the London scene and abroad....

Duration:00:43:29

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Melodic Development Workshop with Stuart King

11/16/2020
Get the PDF and Backing Track for this lesson HERE: https://www.fretdojo.com/pdf ► Become a FretDojo Patreon here: https: https://www.patreon.com/fretdojo ► Start Your FretDojo Jazz Guitar Academy Membership here: https://www.fretdojo.com/signup-offer 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...

Duration:00:23:30

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Jazz Guitar Warmup: (Almost) Slurred Scale Exercise

10/25/2020
Get the PDF and Backing Track for this lesson HERE: https://www.fretrdojo.com/pdf ► Become a FretDojo Patreon here: https: https://www.patreon.com/fretdojo ► Start Your FretDojo Jazz Guitar Academy Membership here: https://www.fretdojo.com/signup-offer In this FretDojo episode we’re going to cover a very cool jazz guitar warmup which I call the ‘Almost Slurred Scale Exercise’ – a multilayered exercise to work out your speed, phrasing, position shifting, slurs and more – and also help get...
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Bruce Mathiske – The Athletics and Creativity of Jazz Guitar

10/15/2020
On today's podcast, Carl Orr shares an insightful interview with one of Australia's stars on guitar, Bruce Mathiske! Bruce has been touring the world and composing for the guitar for the last thirty years. He has studied Classical and Jazz guitar and received his Diploma of Music in improvising, arranging and composing. He has been described by the Sydney Morning Herald as “The Authentic Guitar Virtuoso”. His use of the guitar to become its own orchestra, and his unique style of playing...

Duration:00:40:29

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Charlie Christian – Rose Room Lick

10/7/2020
► Get your FREE PDF Worksheet for this lesson here: https://www.fretdojo.com/pdf/ ► Start Your FretDojo Academy Membership here: https://www.fretdojo.com/signup-offer ► Become a FretDojo Patreon here: https: https://www.patreon.com/fretdojo In this session I take a look at some of Charlie Christian’s vocabulary, and how you can easily use this to make a convincing jazz solo that still sounds fresh and relevant today! Video Sections: 00:00 Intro 00:48 Lick Demonstration - Full Tempo 01:16...
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Crazy 4ths Guitar Tuning and More – Interview with Jazz Guitarist Ant Law

9/21/2020
In this fantastic session, Ant shares some tips and inspiration for jazz guitar players of all levels and lets us in on his unique way of playing with his guitar tuned in 4ths! Ant’s been described as “An innovator" and “A gamechanger" by The Guardian. Based in the UK, Ant lives in London where he leads the Ant Law Quintet. In 2013 their debut album 'Entanglement' was released to great acclaim, followed by 'Zero Sum World' (with Whirlwind Recordings) in 2015 and 'Life I Know' (withEdition Records) in 2018, receiving 5 star reviews and airplay across the UK, Europe, and Australia. Ant plays in Tim Garland's band with Jason Rebello & Asaf Sirkis, featuring on various albums including 'ONE' which was shortlisted for a Grammy and won the Jazzwise Best Album award. He has worked with other notables Cory Henry, Thomas Gould and is featured from time to time in “Total Guitar", “Guitar Techniques" & “Guitarist” magazines. In the latter he recently made a list of “10 Astounding Virtuosos". Ant’s fourth album was just released this year on July 24th the sleeper wakes. Show notes: https://www.fretdojo.com/podcast019/ If you want to join my online jazz guitar academy with a complete pathway of step-by-step courses to improve your jazz playing, take a look by going here: https://www.fretdojo.com/signup-offer/ Here's some ways you can develop your jazz guitar playing: For jazz guitar beginners: Check out my 30-Day Jazz Guitar Challenge: https://www.fretdojo.com/30-day-jazz-guitar-challenge/ Find out more about Ant Law here: FB live streams on FB artist page: https://www.facebook.com/AntLawGuitar/live NEW ALBUM: https://orcd.co/sleeperwakes Other albums, sheet music, backing tracks: https://antlaw.bandcamp.com/ YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAy_Wjp5adEDQMsNVDyX8fQ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/antlawguitar/

Duration:00:42:39

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Nicolas Meier – The Road Less Travelled

9/9/2020
In today’s podcast, Carl Orr, FretDojo's current Artist in Residence, interviews one of the most fascinating and original guitarists on the planet today, Nicolas Meier. With his unique style that is a blend of Metheny-esque jazz and Turkish inspired world music, Nicolas has toured extensively around the world with his band the Meier Group. This wonderful band (featuring sax maestro Gilad Atzmon and Dave O’Higgins) won the overall prize for ‘best band’ at the Juan-les-Pins jazz festival! His...

Duration:00:57:28

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Ian Date – A World Traveller with a Love of Jazz Tradition

9/2/2020
In today’s podcast, Carl Orr, FretDojo's current Artist in Residence, introduces us to incredible guitarist, Ian Date. Ian is originally from Australia and has played on more than 70 albums either as a sideman or a leader. He has performed and recorded with people such as multi-instrumentalist James Morrison and legendary guitarists Tommy Emmanuel and Martin Taylor. Ian has played at festivals and events all over the world, from the South Island of New Zealand to Iceland via Asia and South...

Duration:00:48:01

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Nigel Price – The Jazz Guitarist in High Demand

8/20/2020
In today’s podcast, I’m sharing with you a fantastic session where my good friend and current FretDojo Artist in Residence Carl Orr interviews Nigel Price, one of the hottest jazz guitarists in the UK scene. Nigel Price has a career spanning more than 25 years has become widely acknowledged as one of the hardest working musicians in the business. Starting his professional career after a spell in the British infantry in his early 20s, Nigel toured Europe with various reggae and funk bands...

Duration:01:07:36

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Podcast: Star On The Rise – Conversations With Jazz Guitar Virtuoso Rob Luft

7/26/2020
On today's podcast, Carl Orr gets us behind the scenes with one of jazz guitar's hottest young players, Rob Luft. Rob is an award-winning 26-year-old jazz guitarist from London whose virtuosity has been compared to that of six-string legends John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola & Paco De Lucia. Praised by The Times for performances with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra in 2015, who said he was destined ‘to achieve great things in the future’. Rob was subsequently the recipient of the 2016 Kenny...

Duration:00:52:12

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Podcast: Les Davidson – Carving Out The Rocky Road To Jazz

7/6/2020
Les Davidson has been in the music business for over 30 years. He’s worked extensively in studios across the world and has been on countless world tours. He’s been a member of both East of Eden and Sniff ’n’ the Tears, and has also worked as a session player/sideman for Rumer, Laura Mvula, Joan Armatrading, Mick Taylor, Donovan, Pete Townsend, Leo Sayer, Tina Turner and Bill Wyman, to name but a few. Les has worked in West End shows, written music for TV, radio and viral media, and currently...

Duration:00:35:49