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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!

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!

Language:

English


Episodes

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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...

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...

Duration:00:42:39

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

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

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

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

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

Podcast: The Magic Of Solo Guitar

6/10/2020
On today’s Podcast, Carl Orr, FretDojo’s current Artist In Residence, shares his insights into the magic of chord melody and the power that comes from tapping into the strength of guitar as a solo instrument. Check out the podcast here and listen to Carl’s story, as well as some very moving chord melodies he plays throughout the show... About Carl Orr: Carl has performed and recorded with some of the finest musicians on the planet including Billy Cobham, George Duke, Ernie Watts, Randy...

Duration:00:22:42

Big News – Carl Orr To Be Artist In Residence For FretDojo!

6/6/2020
Exciting news today: Carl Orr is going to be the official Artist In Residence at FretDojo for the next few months! Which means Carl is going to be collaborating with me on courses for the FretDojo Academy membership, as well as bringing on fantastic guests artists for the podcast, recording Youtube videos and more. Carl has performed and recorded with some of the finest musicians on the planet including Billy Cobham, George Duke, Ernie Watts, Randy Brecker, Gary Husband and Bennie Maupin. He...

Duration:00:21:05

The 5 Minute Miracle – Guitar Practice Efficiency Secrets

5/8/2020
Here’s a simple but incredibly effective strategy that I’ve used over the years when I have been busy, but I still need to make time for my music. Check out the podcast below where I share it with you: To get instant access to a structured online curriculum for learning jazz guitar, go here: https://www.fretdojo.com/signup-offer/ Podcast episode URL: https://www.fretdojo.com/podcast011/ *For more jazz guitar lessons, tips and free stuff, visit https://www.fretdojo.com

Duration:00:10:58

How Hard Is It To Learn Jazz Guitar?

4/30/2020
In today’s topic, I want to talk about something important. How hard is it, really, to learn jazz? Check out the podcast below where I answer this question: To get instant access to a structured online curriculum for learning jazz guitar, go here: https://www.fretdojo.com/signup-offer/ Podcast episode URL: https://www.fretdojo.com/podcast010/ *For more jazz guitar lessons, tips and free stuff, visit https://www.fretdojo.com

Duration:00:18:49

The Problem With Modes (and the solution)

4/9/2020
One of the biggest questions my readers write in about is: "Should I be using modes when improvising on jazz guitar?" The answer is: It depends. But, most likely there is a more effective approach for jazz guitar improvisation, using arpeggios and chord tones as a basis. Check out the podcast via the link below which will show the reasons why: To get instant access to a structured online curriculum for learning jazz guitar, go here: https://www.fretdojo.com/signup-offer/ Podcast episode URL:...

Duration:00:15:16

3 Reasons Why Playing Guitar Is Good For You Right Now

4/3/2020
In this episode of the FretDojo.com Podcast I want to talk about three reasons why playing guitar is good for you. I’m recording this at the start of April, 2020 and there’s some pretty stressful stuff going on as well as facing living in never-seen-before circumstances. It’s important at times like these that we set aside time for a calm, creative pursuit. To get instant access to a structured online curriculum for learning jazz guitar, go here: https://www.fretdojo.com/signup-offer/...

Duration:00:10:15