The Hal Leonard Guitar Method has been a mainstay for students of the guitar for many years. In this latest installment, the Hal Leonard Gypsy Jazz Guitar Method, guitarist Jeff Magidson (Hot Club of Francisco, Duo Gadjo) guides you through this ubuquitous style that first emerged in the 1930s as a result of cross-pollinating American swing with distinct European and Romani folk flavors, along with brilliant virtuosity. This book gives you all the necessary tools and information to help you authentically play this singular style, emulating the playing of greats like Django Reinhardt and other icons. Co-author Dave Rubin documents the history of the style and popular players that helped shape it. To enhance your experience even further, the concepts in the book are demonstrated by the author himself in over an hour of video instruction! We've also included play-along tracks for you to solo over.
Includes: Rhythmic feel and understanding La Pompe (the pump)
Improvisation and embellishing melodies
Fingerings and fretboard idioms
Scales and arpeggios in practice
Chord voicings and advanced harmony
Incorporating licks from iconic players
Gypsy Jazz Guitar Method
Jeff Magidson has done a huge favor for the aspiring gypsy jazz/jazz manouche guitar players. In clear and insightful steps he lays out the path one needs to take in order to gain the understanding and technical prowess needed to play this fascinating music. An excellent teacher with years of actual experience in this genre, Magidson shortens the learning curve for the aspiring guitarist by pointing out some easy/common/well-intentioned mistakes beginners might make and steers the student around those in order to get to the good stuff. While there's certainly no shortcut to spending time practicing- these techniques and studies will shorten the journey to gain proficiency, confidence and a certain "je ne sais quois" that will give your playing some authenticity!
Submitted by: Pazzo on 09/26/2023 11:20:27 AM