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English Audio with English & French subtitles. All chord diagrams viewable in subtitles.
Jazz Manouche or Gypsy Jazz, is a
highly-evolved style of music, based on the guitar playing of Django
Reinhardt. It requires a solid rhythmic foundation upon which a soloist
may build his or her musical statement. The challenge lies in learning
how to produce this rhythmic foundation, for Manouche rhythm can be
both instantly recognizable to the audience and, frustratingly subtle
to the student.
In Jazz Manouche The Art of Accompaniment, this rhythmic foundation is disassembled, piece-by-piece, by instructor Denis Chang. With the aid of three students, Denis clearly illustrates how to produce, not just acceptable but authentic Manouche rhythm. Denis teaching methods follow the traditional Manouche approach of oral training. Reliance on theory and printed instruction is minimized as the student is encouraged to learn simply by watching, listening and repeating. Denis has had continued success with this approach with his own students.
Topics covered include:
Rhythm Styles Straight Rhythm / Downstroke Style The Right Hand Outer String Exercise Right Hand Review The Left Hand Gm6 G#m6 Am6 Exercise G G7 C Cm G D7 Exercise Swing Rhythm / Upstroke Style Tremelo Tremelo Variation Upstroke Details Upstroke & Downstroke Variations Range of Motion Subtle Upstroke First Strum, Bass Only Subtle vs Power Strum Wet vs Dry Sound Pick Preference Timing Metronome Exercises Count Out a Rhythm Exercise How to Start With Correct Rhythm Metronome Exercise #4 Rhythm Effects Basic Effect Triplet Roll "Django" Effect Triplet Exercise "Exaggerated" Upstroke Effect 2nd & 4th Beat Accents Advanced Effects Use Effects Tastefully Waltz Rhythm Bossa Rhythm Bossa Variations Bolero Rhythm Bolero Variation #1 Rumba Rhythm Rumba Variation Funk Rhythms Romanian & Hungarian Rhythms Chord Shapes Major Chords Minor Chords 7th Chords Minor Swing Voicings Django Voicings Django C Major Dm6 Chord E7 Chord Bb7 Chord Diminished Chords 3 Note Chords Dm G7 C Chord Progression F Fm C A7 Dm7 G7 C Chord Progression Two Fret Chord Approach Effect G D7 Progression Variations Importance of Rhythmic Variations Simplifying Chord Progressions Complicating a Simple Chord Progression B7 E7 A7 D7 Chord Progression Chromatic Descent Chord Progression Spicing Up a C7 Progression Song Endings Intros Minor Key IntrosDenis 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 Φberg, Chriss Campion, Paulus Schδfer, Lollo Meier, and many others. He is an endorser of AJL guitars. He performs regularly with his band Flθche dOr.