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Watch the Gypsy Jazz Guitar Guidebook online guitar lesson by Reinier Voet from Gypsy Jazz Guitar Guidebook

Hi, I'm Reinier Voet, and welcome to the Gypsy Jazz Guitar Guidebook. In this course, we'll dig into all the important ingredients and techniques of this beautiful European based style of jazz guitar, invented by Django Reinhardt almost a century ago and still very popular today. We'll go beyond playing licks and get a solid grip on all the concepts you'll need to get through this exciting musical language. I'll illustrate these concepts and techniques by playing full length solos on standard chord progressions used in gypsy jazz.

We'll look at the most important gypsy jazz rhythm pattern, called "La Pompe", as well as other types of grooves, like the Bossa and the Bolero. We'll also look at gypsy jazz harmony, being strongly influenced by the sound of the minor 6th chord and its accompanying scales. By adding in the use of diminished chords and scales, you'll be able to get that typical gypsy jazz sound. It's a very versatile tool to move around the fretboard with great speed and with ear-grabbing licks.

Other concepts we'll study include the tritone interval and its use in solos, which will surely get the audience's attention, and we'll be using chromatics to jump from chord tone to another.

The concepts and techniques in this guidebook are used by all the famous gypsy jazz guitar players like Django Reinhardt, Stochelo Rosenberg, Fapy Lafertin, Bireli Lagrene, and Angelo Debarre. As usual, this guidebook comes with tabs, backing tracks, and extra information to help you practice. Well, enough talk, grab your guitar and let's get busy!