Gypsy jazz guitar is a wonderful style. This session explores its driving rhythmic strumming (comping, using lots of plecrtum-driven downstrokes and barre chords) and melodic, fast soloing. Its techniques offer so much to other genres and so we’ll look at a jazz standard and apply all the above to transform it. Can this be applied to Folk, Country, Rock and Blues tunes? Come along and find out. This is a taster for our full online course later in the year.
Overview about our series of Guitar Corners
These weekly one hour sessions are designed to give us the tools to self-improve and widen our knowledge in the following general areas: rhythm, reading music, improvising, understanding music theory, getting good tone, how to play a solo, how to play with a group, how to develop your ear, learning the rules of music through transcribing the history of a genre. Our tutor, Jamie McCredie, will share key things he has learned over years that have helped to make him the professional guitarist and musician he is today.
Relevant materials will be available for each session.
This lesson is suitable for average to intermediate players. Barre chords will undoubtedly be used. Remember that most levels will take away some nuggets to look at later and work on from these short sessions.
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Whatever level you are, you’ll have lots of takeaways to work on later. If you’d like to go through the course please call or email.
These sessions are more focused on what need to know rather than simply what we would like to know. They’re there to challenge us and widen our eyes and ears to help improve our playing and musicianship. Be patient and diligently work through the material at home.