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Thirds and sixths...?

Lango-DjangoLango-Django Niagara-On-The-Lake, ONModerator
edited December 2008 in Gypsy Fire Posts: 1,309
Happy Boxing Day!

Just wondering if gypsyjazz players have an inside track on playing thirds and sixths?

For example, to my way of thinking, sixths seem to demand to be played on the same pair of strings all the way up the neck...

...while thirds can, with equal logic, be played that way or on different pairs of strings?

Or perhaps GJ players just aren't interested in thirds or sixths, a sound which to my ears seems more identified with Latin-style music?

Please enlighten-

Will Wilson
Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON
I live in a little tourist town called Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada, which is about twenty miles north of Niagara Falls.

If you are ever planning on visiting the beautiful Niagara area, feel free to PM me and perhaps we can get together and do some jamming.

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  • AndreasObergAndreasOberg Stockholm,SwedenModerator
    Posts: 522
    Well, thirds are very common in gypsy jazz and there's actually a few examples consisting of those intervals in my book, gypsy fire.
    Sixths are not as usual as constant intervals in this style even though players like bireli lagrene are using it (and also yours truly:)

    I would say that in my way of thinking sixths can be play differently and paired on different strings just as thirds even though it's easier to do thirds if you're staying on one string of course ;)

    Best Regards and happy holidays!
    Andreas
  • Lango-DjangoLango-Django Niagara-On-The-Lake, ONModerator
    Posts: 1,309
    Andreas, it turns out that my adult kids took my hint and ordered me a copy of your book "Gypsy Fire".

    I hope it will be arriving here in Canada in the next week or so.

    So I look forward to seeing how you do your thirds.

    I've been working with "Gypsy Picking" ever since Django Camp last June, and my right hand is starting to feel more at home with this style, despite 40 years of alternate picking.

    The only thing I still struggle with are fast triplets.

    Anyway, I hope I'm ready for your book, because I'm really looking forward to it!
    I live in a little tourist town called Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada, which is about twenty miles north of Niagara Falls.

    If you are ever planning on visiting the beautiful Niagara area, feel free to PM me and perhaps we can get together and do some jamming.
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