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1949 Selmer Petite Bouche #786

1949 Selmer Petite Bouche #786
Vintage Selmer in astounding condition!

Posted by Michael Horowitz in "Guitars" on 12/13/2018 at 07:23 PM.

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RE: La pompe with even downstrokes and no upstrokes sounds amazing as a rhythm variation!

Like all tools in the toolbox it has it uses In lower mid range tempos it is a very useful emphasis as are its first cousins where one plays staccato half notes on 1 and 3 or less commonly 2 and 4 ...

Posted by Jazzaferri on 12/14/2018 at 11:22 AM.

RE: La pompe with even downstrokes and no upstrokes sounds amazing as a rhythm variation!

Lots of Polish players - gypsys and non gypsy - dont use an upstroke In my opinion it doesnt sound that good

Posted by crookedpinky on 12/14/2018 at 11:08 AM.

RE: La pompe with even downstrokes and no upstrokes sounds amazing as a rhythm variation!

Django and the Hot Club Quintet often played the straight four

Posted by Teddy Dupont on 12/14/2018 at 09:54 AM.

RE: La pompe with even downstrokes and no upstrokes sounds amazing as a rhythm variation!

I guess I know very little about other types of jazz heh I did try to look it up before posting but didnt know the name of the technique and couldnt find anything

Posted by SDNW on 12/14/2018 at 09:24 AM.

RE: La pompe with even downstrokes and no upstrokes sounds amazing as a rhythm variation!

Wouldnt that be what American swing players sometimes call flat four--or big-band or Freddie Green style--straight rhythm

Posted by Russell Letson on 12/14/2018 at 09:16 AM.

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