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Lesson 6: Walking Bass and Chords

Become a one man Gypsy jazz rhythm section by learning the Walking Bass and Chords technique of accompaniment. This lesson demonstrates how Django used a combination of walking bass lines and chords to create the illusion of an entire rhythm section on just one guitar. 8 notated and MP3 audio examples are included. A full Gypsy style Walking Bass and Chords arrangement of the popular jazz standard All of Me is included. 8 pages of text

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Lesson 7: Gypsy Jazz Chord Substitutions

Learn how to instantly reharmonize any jazz tune with the following techniques: Adding Tensions, Tritone Substitution, ii-V subs, Gypsy Style Turn-Arounds, and Deceptive Cadences. 9 notated and MP3 audio examples are included. 7 pages of text (from my Gypsy Jazz column in Just Jazz Guitar August, 2005).

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Lesson 8: Advanced Rhythmic Techniques

Liven Up Your Playing with Django’s Hot Rhythms. Learn the following rhythmic techniques: Shuffle, Long, Hit, Roll, Triplet, Double Time, Tremolo, and Syncopation. Advanced rhythmic arrangement of the classic I’ll See You in My Dreams included. 10 notated and MP3 audio examples are included. 8 pages of text (from my Gypsy Jazz column in Just Jazz Guitar November, 2005).

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Lesson 9: Unaccompanied Gypsy Jazz Guitar

This lesson will explore the techniques that Django Reinhardt, Stochelo Rosenberg, Biréli Lagrène, and other Gypsy guitarists use to create brilliant unaccompanied guitar compositions. You will learn authentic Gypsy chord voicings, Gypsy style reharmonization techniques, arppegiations, and numerous other techniques which will allow you to create your own unaccompanied Gypsy style versions of any song. You will also learn an unaccompanied version of the Reinhardt classic Manoir des mes Rêves (which doesn’t appear in my book Unaccompanied Django). 4 notated and MP3 audio examples are included. 10 pages of text (from my Gypsy Jazz column in Just Jazz Guitar February, 2006).

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Lesson 10: Comping Techniques

Make the soloist soar with Django’s exciting chord hits, tremolos, and other rhythmic and harmonic devices. Transcriptions of Django’s comping rhythms, chord scales, and riffs are discussed. Also includes an entire chorus of Django style comping for the song All of Me. 9 notated and MP3 audio examples are included. 7 pages of text (from my Gypsy Jazz column in Just Jazz Guitar May, 2006).

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