Watch the Gypsy Jazz online guitar lesson by Frank Vignola from 50 Jazz Guitar Licks You MUST Know

This straight diminished scale is simply a whole-step, half-step pattern repeated over and over. Once under your belt, you will hear how pervasive this sound is in all of jazz, not just Gypsy jazz, with the end of the phrase providing a tritone. Play with the timing and phrasing as well as adding in hammer-ons to create new textures within this essential riff.