School of Rock
A music teaching program designed by four Christchurch friends has taken off online, selling more than 10,000 copies – mostly in the US – in just two years. Jamorama is a step by step guide to learning guitar by ear, using video clips, educational computer games, jam tracks, and a method for remembering chords devised by a university psychologist. “I wrote Jamorama because I was fed up with the quality of the guitar playing books on the market,” says Jamorama spokesman Ben Edwards, a qualified teacher and former lead guitarist for Christchurch band Degrees.K. Edwards and co-founders Mark Ling, David McKinnon and Jon Coursey plan to follow up Jamorama with Bassorama, Drumorama, Rocketpiano and – eventually – a real life rock school.