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Thoughts On Becoming A Better Gypsy Jazz Guitarist – Part I

Thoughts On Becoming A Better Gypsy Jazz Guitarist – Part I
by Barry Wahrhaftig It’s fair to say that most of us are constantly working at becoming better players. We think about the subject often, and it may be a bit of an obsession at times. I’m going to cover some general and specific ideas that I hope will be helpful to players at all levels. […]

Posted by Barry Wahrhaftig in "Free Lessons" on 10/12/2018 at 08:48 PM.

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RE: Rhythm critiques, please

Thanks yeah the upstroke is very counter-intuitive to meheck the whole thing ispreviously Ive played American style jazz rhythm a LA freddie green for the last 15 years or so so the all downstrokes ...

Posted by jeffmatz on 10/21/2018 at 11:55 AM.

RE: Rhythm critiques, please

The first example sounds good to me The second it sounds like adding the upstroke plays a trick on your mind making your left hand damping not consistent and in the pocket like the first time through ...

Posted by Buco on 10/21/2018 at 11:17 AM.

RE: Rhythm critiques, please

Yeah what Dennis said Gonzalo gave me similar advice Also just as an aside not regarding ur video watch out for stray harmonics even when u r damping Not having ur fingers right over the frets when...

Posted by Bones on 10/21/2018 at 10:38 AM.

RE: New Altamira just arrived - I'm curious

With the addition of the fourth picture I now think you need more space between the bridge and mustache pieces It seems the camera angles are confusing the issue An easy fix would be to remove the br...

Posted by t-bird on 10/21/2018 at 08:46 AM.

RE: New Altamira just arrived - I'm curious

Ok only after I wrote my post I saw the OP chimed in with another picture This guitar looks totally fine to me The fretboard dots have nothing to do with the guitar geometry Like I said put the bridge...

Posted by Buco on 10/21/2018 at 08:20 AM.

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