This 54 page book by Daniel Givone includes 25 original compostions based on standard Gypsy jazz chord progressions. The peices are like little etudes that build fundamental Gypsy jazz skills. They are all written out in standard notation and TAB. You will learn lots of Gypsy jazz licks, scales, and arpeggios. This book is a fun way to build your Gypsy jazz chops!
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If you're looking here, you most likely have an idea of what this book is about. The books is a series of etudes of some common GJ chords, with some not so common material thrown in as well. For those familiar with the Givone Method book, you'll recognize alot of his "five forms" here. For those who aren't familiar, you don't need it to enjoy this book. This book will help in two ways - the etudes are excellent ways to build technique. Some of the passages are difficult and getting full etudes up to speed should be considered an accomplishment. Also, there are many idiomatic licks to be mined. Some of the licks are quite modern sounding and would be good to add to your bag o tricks. Each etude seems to incorporate 2 passes through a series of changes. Some of them are set up in a fashion where the first pass is more melodic and the second pass takes a little more technique. Nonetheless, if you work well with books like the GB How I learned Series and know how to use them both for lick mining and as technical etudes, I would suggest picking up this book. I didn't have to...she was smart enough to figure out what's hip on this site and bought it for me. Enjoy.
Submitted by: jkaz on 07/19/2012 10:55:27 AM
I just got my copy of the "25 pieces" book at last months Django in June 2012... therefore, I've only had a chance to learn about 10 percent of the stuff in this book. But I like it a lot, and I think you will, too. !) You DO NOT need to have worked with Givone's first book, the "Guitare Manouche Methode"... though users of that book will recognize a lot of fingering patterns. 2) The book is very much like the musical examples found at the back of book one... you'll find some swingy stuff, some minor key traditional gypsy-sounding stuff including several waltzes, and some Latin-sounding stuff... there's even one piece written for solo guitar a la Django's famous improvisations. 3) Givone has a very smart way with chords, so quite a few of the musical examples sound quite modern and "advanced" even though they use mostly just garden-variety chords... eg, no "bebop" chords 4) Let's be brutally honest--- a lot of these various GJ methods that guys here purchase tend to wind up on a shelf... Which may even be true of this one, who knows? But I think even guys who just buy the book to cherry-pick some good licks out of it... (and here I'm looking at a certain western Canadian saxophonist/guitarist you may know)... are going to feel that they got their money's worth on this book. I find each of the 25 pieces seems to take at least a week or two to master... so learning everything in the book would probably keep you busy for 6- 12 months. 5) FYI--- as leader of the Givone Guitar Group, I've gotta say that people who buy this book won't really NEED any support to work their way through it, so I'm still trying to figure out if we should invite them to join our group of guys who are struggling to use the info in book one and get it into our playing... so we'll have to talk about that! Will Wilson Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON
Submitted by: lango-django on 07/18/2012 01:08:49 PM