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Welcome to our new web site! The site is now more informative and easier to use. The Home page is now a weekly updated log that will contain playing tips, news, etc. The Books section now contains detailed descriptions and samples of each book.
Coming Soon: Downloadable Gypsy jazz lessons!
I was fortunate to study with Fapy Lafertin for a year. He is a master of the Gypsy jazz style, but also is skilled in playing straight ahead jazz, baroque, and Portuguese Fado. A transcription of the main theme to Reverie appears in my book Unaccompanied Django as Etude #3.
This video displays his mastery of Django’s music. Watch his right hand closely for a classic example of the Gypsy Picking technique.
The Video Archive is devoted surviving video of Django Reinhardt and other masters of the Gypsy jazz genre. If you enjoy these videos consider making a donation.