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Gypsy Jazz / Jazz Manouche Rhythm Guitar Fundamentals

Learn to play rhythm guitar like Django Reinhardt in this comprehensive gypsy jazz / Jazz Manouche course.
Instructor:
Harry Edwards
206 students enrolled
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To play gypsy jazz / Jazz Manouche swing rhythm guitar like Django Reinhardt!
Left and right hand techniques for mastering gypsy jazz / Jazz Manouche swing rhythm (La Pompe).
Over 40 unique gypsy jazz / Jazz Manouche chord shapes with 2 options for each chord type (PDF Chord Book included).
Accompany at a professional level for 5 common gypsy jazz / Jazz Manouche standards.
The crucial role of the rhythm guitar in gypsy jazz (Jazz Manouche).
How to memorise jazz chord progressions.
How to choose the most appropriate chord shape for any standard.

Master gypsy jazz / Jazz Manouche swing rhythm guitar in this thorough course, designed for guitar players of all levels.

Whether you’ve always wanted to learn to play like Django Reinhardt, or are interested in exploring a new and exciting style, this course will really help. The lessons will take you from a beginner to a professional level swing rhythm player as efficiently as possible, with concise, fun, and engaging guitar tuition.

You will become confident and skilled in all the essential right and left hand techniques for playing gypsy jazz swing rhythm guitar. You’ll also master over 40 new and unique chords, allowing you to play rhythm for any gypsy jazz tune. You’ll put these chords into practice directly in the course by learning several popular gypsy jazz standards.

Testimonials

“I have specifically tried to learn the la pompe style in the past from free online guitar tutorials, but haven’t really understood what to do until watching Harry’s!” (C. Heath)

“I am thoroughly enjoying the well paced lessons. I get a sense of progress and a strengthening of the core elements of the gypsy jazz style.” (M. Andrews)

“This course would be a bargain at twice the price!” (J. Halbrooks)

You Will Master

  • Left and right hand technique for gypsy jazz swing rhythm (La Pompe).

  • An understanding of the role of the rhythm guitar in gypsy jazz.

  • Playing swing rhythm at a variety of tempos.

  • Over 40 unique gypsy jazz chords.

  • Accompaniment for 5 popular gypsy jazz standards.

  • Chord progression memorisation skills.

Course Features

  • 32 HD gypsy jazz guitar video lessons.

  • Over 2.5 hours of gypsy jazz guitar tuition from a professional guitarist and teacher.

  • 34 pages of PDF material, including gypsy jazz chord charts for 5 tunes, gypsy jazz chord book, & transcriptions of lesson material in TAB and standard notation.

  • 13 professionally recorded gypsy jazz backing tracks to practice your new improvisation skills to.

Songs You Will Learn

  • Blues en Mineur (Django Reinhardt)

  • Dark Eyes (Trad.)

  • Avalon (Jolson, DeSylva, Rose)

  • What Is This Thing Called Love (Cole Porter)

  • J’attendrai (Dino Olivieri)

Technique (Right & Left Hand)

1
Welcome & Course Introduction
2
Holding The Pick
3
Right Hand Angle & Position
4
The Importance & Role Of The Rhythm Guitar
5
Introducing La Pompe - Strumming Hand Motion
6
Introducing Harmony - The Minor 6 Chord In Basic Position
7
Fretting Hand Bounce Technique
8
Playing La Pompe At Different Tempos
9
The Optional Upstroke Technique
10
Drive, Consistency & Other Important Points To Consider

Developing Chord Vocabulary / Developing Repertoire

1
Practical Chord positions & Theory / Intoduction To Second Half Of The Course
2
Minor Triad & Dominant 7th Chord Voicings – 6th String Root – (Blues en Mineur)
3
Minor Triad & Dominant 7th Chord Voicings – 5th String Root – (Blues en Mineur)
4
Basic Minor 6 Chord – 6th string root – (Blues en Mineur)
5
Minor 6 & Minor 6/9 Chords In Thumb Position – 6th String Root
6
Minor 6 Chord – 2nd String Root – (Blues en Mineur)
7
Major Triad – 6th String Root – (Dark Eyes / Les Yeux Noirs)
8
Major Triad – 5th String Root – (Dark Eyes / Les Yeux Noirs)
9
Minor 7 Chord – 6th String Root – (Avalon)
10
Minor 7 Chord – 5th String Root – (Avalon)
11
Major 6 & Major 6/9 Chords – 6th & 5th String Roots
12
Chord Vocabulary & Right Hand Technique Review
13
Minor 7b5 Chords – 6th & 5th String Roots – (What Is This Thing Called Love)
14
Major 7 Chords – 6th & 5th String Roots (What Is This Thing Called Love)
15
Slash Chords & Diminished Chords – 6th String Root – (J’attendrai)
16
Slash Chords & Diminished Chords – 5th String Root - (J’attendrai)
17
Descending Minor Cliche – 5th & 6th String Roots – (J’attendrai)
18
Common Extensions for Minor 7 & Dominant 7 Chords
19
Altered Dominant 7th Chord Voicings
20
Revision Of All Chord Voicings
21
Choosing Which Chord Voicing To Use
22
Memorising Chord Progressions & Understanding Song Structure/Form
23
Well Done On Finishing The Course

Gypsy Jazz Backing Tracks (Use When Prompted During The Course)

1
Blues en Mineur - Backing Track - Slow
2
Blues en Mineur - Backing Track - Medium
3
Dark Eyes (Les Yeux Noirs) - Backing Track - Slow
4
Dark Eyes (Les Yeux Noirs) - Backing Track - Medium
5
Dark Eyes (Les Yeux Noirs) - Backing Track - Fast
6
Avalon - Backing Track - Slow
7
Avalon - Backing Track - Medium
8
Avalon - Backing Track - Fast
9
What Is This Thing Called Love - Backing Track - Slow
10
What Is This Thing Called Love - Backing Track - Medium
11
What Is This Thing Called Love - Backing Track - Fast
12
J'attendrai - Backing Track - Slow
13
J'attendrai - Backing Track - Medium
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