In developing this 4 volume series, instructor Denis Changs intention was to help the student gain insight into both the technical and conceptual components of Jazz Manouche improvisation. Denis wanted the series to be comprehensive in both scope and detail and to provide years of instruction and exercises for the serious student of guitar.
Denis has structured the 4 volumes in a sequential fashion. Each successive DVD builds on the material and concepts that Denis covered in the previous DVD(s).
To obtain maximum
benefit it is strongly advised that you follow Denis' curriculum,
sequentially, as Denis intended.
In Jazz Manouche Technique & Improvisation Vol 4, Denis continues to demonstrate Phrases & Exercises for the student. He then moves on to concepts such as Rhythm Concepts, Phrasing Concepts and Tempo Concepts. In the section on Dynamics, Articulation and Subtle Nuance, Denis gives an in-depth study of some of the subtler aspects of Jazz Manouche guitar. Denis understanding of these critical nuances allows him to guide the student into perfecting his or her technique. Denis provides a wealth of chord knowledge and construction before ending the DVD with an in-depth review in context.
Topics covered include:
Phrases & Exercises & Phrases Rhythm Concepts for Improvisation Rhythm Concepts Rhythm Concepts 4/4 Rhythm Training Metronome Exercises Phrasing Concepts Internalizing the Song Structure 3 Kinds of Phrases: Before, On & After Beat Tempo Concepts Eighth Note Phrases Over Fast Tempo Medium Tempos Ballad Tempos Pinpointing Your Rhythm Faults Dynamics, Articulation & Subtle Nuance Articulation Articulation Exercises Articulation Django-Style Bending Strings Dynamics Putting It All Together Learning Chords Am Chord Study AMaj Chord Study Dominant Chords Diminished Chords Chord Summary Am Swing Improv Review Exercises Create Variations Chord Tones Play Fast, Slowly Substitutions Major Key Exercises Denis has a B.Mus. from McGill University and has received several scholarships from the Berklee College of Music. He has performed, studied and recorded with Fapy Lafertin, Ritary Gaguenetti, Andreas ึberg, Chriss Campion, Paulus Schไfer, Lollo Meier, and many others.