Gypsyjazzacademy.com is the world's first online learning academy devoted to gypsy jazz and the music of Django Reinhardt.
are dedicated to producing quality tuition clips, lessons and support
materials to help you to learn how to play gypsy jazz guitar.
have access to lessons covering the essential techniques of Django
Reinhardt's music prepared by gypsy jazz guitar masters.
A new approach to learning
members have 24/7 access to the site, and can learn at their own pace
from our video lessons which are supported in many cases with audio
files, chord charts and solo transcriptions.
have the unprecedented facility of being able to have access to our
master teachers through our forums and can use the onsite chat feature
to talk to the instructors or discuss their progress with fellow
"Get feedback on your progress from one of the world's finest gypsy jazz guitarists"
Lollo Meier is
regularly available to discuss aspects of the lessons with academy
students through the academy chat, forums and by email. Subscribers can
also upload video clips of their progress for the master to appraise.
The lessons cover the fundamentals of the style including tuition on the Swing rhythm (sometimes referred to as the pompe), along with demonstrations and analysis of the Gypsy Waltz and Swing Waltz Rhythms.
shows us some valuable techniques to develop strength and
consistency in the right hand and provides us with two stunning
performances of his solo improvisations.
He also demonstrates his version of Django's Tiger,
providing beginners and intermediate players with a complete melody to
play over the changes to this popular tune. Lollo also demonstrates how
he embellishes the basic chord pattern to make a more interesting
Lollo also plays a version of Minor Swing and illustrates chord embellishment, before sharing some musical ideas and thoughts on improvising over this popular standard.
also answers some fundamental questions on practicing, plectrums,
guitars, strings and gives us some insight on his approach to the music
in an interview.
Many lessons have chord charts and solo transcriptions from renowned gypsy jazz guitar expert Denis Chang.