Gypsy Jazz

This course looks at the rich textures of Manouche Jazz, most commonly associated with the great virtuosic guitarist Django Reinhardt, and frequently referred to as Gypsy Jazz.

 

This course aims to shed light on the secrets of the unique Gypsy Jazz genre; from the specific chord types used, to the scales, techniques, composition and ultimately performance of the repertoire.

Potential students should be of an intermediate level, able to comfortably play chord progressions within a group using a plectrum.

Example songs include: Nuages, Swing 42, Limehouse Blues, Dinah, Bal Musette, Les Yeux Noir and many more.

As with all our courses, there’ll be non-stop playing using some great tunes throughout; this is a technique-focused course with tons of tunes and minimal theory.

The course is suitable for most players and you’ll certainly add to your repertoire on this one. Lots of extra tools to plop into that guitar toolbox to bolster your  confidence and improve your playing across many styles, not just Gypsy Jazz. If you can play open and some basic barre chords then you’re good to go.

We take things at a steady pace with lots of breaks to stretch the legs and backs and get some air into our lungs and generally have some quiet time to take in what has been taught and time to discuss it with the other hobbyists. The course is as much about having a fun, sociable weekend as it is about improving your guitar playing.

Acoustic, electric and bass guitar players of intermediate level are fine for this course. There are no hard and fast rules about course suitability but anyone who struggles with forming of changing between basic chords would likely struggle. Contact us if you’re not sure.

Course Overviews – check out our ‘What you should know’ section. Available on request.

Prep Sheets: Available on request to course goers prior to the course.

Whatever level you’re at, you’ll have lots of takeaways to work on later. Call us for a chat at any time.

This is a real, exhilarating one – get those fingers warmed up!

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