Romane L’esprit Manouche: A Comprehensive Study of Gypsy Jazz Guitar Romane L’esprit Manouche: A Comprehensive Study of Gypsy Jazz Guitar MelBay This massive book offers a comprehensive study of the Gypsy jazz or Manouche guitar style as perceived by French guitarists Derek Sebastian and Romane, two of the finest modern day practitioners of the Django Reinhardt style. Arts & Entertainment manouche 1309 2.0 1
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There is a tone of information in this book and in that way it is good. The problem is that is very difficult to navigate through it. You have to do alot of jumping around in the book, and some of the ideas are chopped up into various sections. I think this is why the book may be so cheap for the amount of info in it. It is highly likely that these problems could be due to translation problems. It certainly does have alot of stuff in it that can be valuable if one is willing to take the tim...
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Romane L’esprit Manouche: A Comprehensive Study of Gypsy Jazz Guitar

Romane L’esprit Manouche: A Comprehensive Study of Gypsy Jazz Guitar
336 pages with CD

This massive book offers a comprehensive study of the Gypsy jazz or Manouche guitar style as perceived by French guitarists Derek Sebastian and Romane, two of the finest modern day practitioners of the Django Reinhardt style.

Each of the book’s thirty-six progressive chapters consists of four parts: A.) Technique developed through exercises, chord progressions/diagrams, and illustrations of fingerboard positions; B.) A harmony lesson with leads in the Manouche style; C.) Soloing techniques based on the harmonic structure of a given theme; and D.) Self-testing materials with answers provided at the close of the book.

The companion CD for L’Espirit Manouche is unique in that it provides 98 play-along MIDI files that exactly parallel the order of the exercises, examples and pieces in the book as well as audio tracks of excerpts from eighteen Romane favorites from the Gypsy jazz repertoire. The MIDI tracks, which can be accessed via most audio players on PC or Macintosh computers, allow the student to play along with both short phrases and extensive rhythm tracks- at any desired tempo; The audio tracks on the companion disc can be played on any CD player.

L’Espirit Manouche not only makes Gypsy jazz accessible; it offers an opportunity to master the Manouche style. While many exercises and tunes appear in both standard notation and tab, not to mention chord or fretboard diagrams, standard notation is predominant.

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There is a tone of information in this book and in that way it is good. The problem is that is very difficult to navigate through it. You have to do alot of jumping around in the book, and some of the ideas are chopped up into various sections. I think this is why the book may be so cheap for the amount of info in it. It is highly likely that these problems could be due to translation problems. It certainly does have alot of stuff in it that can be valuable if one is willing to take the time and I must say even with the problems it is still worth the dinero.

Submitted by: scaley on 05/03/2011 01:44:10 PM

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