Gypsy Jazz Guitar Licks book and CD volume 2
To Solo Like The Gypsies Do? Then Learn Like They Do.
to tell you about my new Licks book, which is a killer.
the deal - If you’re looking to quickly and dramatically improve your soloing
ability without getting bogged down with additional musical theory, then grab
your copy and take advantage of this offer while it’s available. And then take
what you learn and put it into action right away, at your next gig.
You will feel the difference in your playing,
and your friends will hear it.
face it, most hard core gypsy players don’t spend years studying theory in
school, they’ve been connecting to the source, listening and emulating and then
improvising and developing their own style. That’s the approach you and I will
take together on this one.
Gypsy Jazz Guitar Licks volume 2 is packed full of juicy licks I’ve learned
from masters like Django, Stochelo, and Bireli, as well as a few of my own
choice originals; all covered in context over a set of must-know tunes in this
We’ll look at soloing over these songs -
- “Swing Gitane”
- “All Of Me”
- “For Sephora”
For each song, I give you five complete chorus’s of solos
using some of my best and coolest improvisational ideas including embellishing
the melody, octave ideas, chordal inversions and straight up killer gypsy jazz
licks. You’ll have them in standard notation & guitar tab.
Of course, I had to include Bireli Lagrene’s awesome
opening to his solo on “Coquette” as well as a classic Stochelo lick on “For
Sephora” which I learnt from the man himself. I’ve also included ideas over
“All of Me” that I’ve been refining for years and which are really powerful;
plus some killer classical sounding licks over “Swing Gitane”.
The ‘piece de resistance’ comes in “Tears” where I’ve
written out Bireli’s stunningly beautiful solo he recorded on the Djangologists
album where he improvises in a Bach like way to massive effect. I’ve dug in and
broken this one down for you. Master this one and you’ll have the ladies
The licks you learn here
can be applied to many songs.
Learning a lick in the context of a tune is vital because
it gives you an anchor to hook it to. At that point, it’s not just theoretical
- you know where you can put it to use.
But then you’ll quickly start to hear how you can throw
these tasty licks in on other tunes in your repertoire. And that’s how your
soloing range expands, by taking what you know works and applying it wherever
it sounds good.
- For each of the
first four tunes, we cover 5 licks.
- For “Tears” we cover
two licks, Bireli’s and my own. So 22 killer licks in all.
- The CD includes each
of the licks recorded in slow and medium tempos.
- The book covers each
lick in standard notation & guitar tab.
what some of my students have to say about my teaching material -
“... I really loved the
idea that you can play gipsy jazz without learning theory for hours and
practicing scales and arps.”
“...Your method is great because it allows you to play the music
right away, which makes the learning fun and fast.”
Tom Wente, USA
“Robin's no-fuss, practical and accessible approach to this
exciting genre has made possible a quantum leap in my playing in a relatively
short period of time. This is as close to a magic bullet for a novice as you
can get. The journey might be long and challenging, but making a start has
never been easier. Cheers Robin”
Richard Starke, Australia
“I love the way you break
it down to the basic components much easier to assimilate.”
Raymond Medio, USA
Some good licks
Got a couple of good licks out of this book which I use. It's a bit pricey so I won't bother seeking out Volume 1 but if you want some different ways to play each tune it has some good ideas.
Submitted by: GJFAN on 07/18/2011 09:11:09 AM
Pros: many variations on each tune
Cons: printing of tab way too small
I like this book and the CD that comes with it.My only complaint is that for my eyes the print size for the tab notes is way too small
Submitted by: Rob on 04/25/2011 08:22:31 PM