Watch the Minor Swing online guitar lesson by Andreas Oberg from Gypsy Jazz Duets

This segment explores various picking techniques within Gypsy jazz. Andreas demonstrates “rest” strokes – allowing the pick to stop on the adjacent string – as well as using downstrokes when moving to the next string and alternate strokes while remaining on the same string. As Andreas increases the speed, he aptly demonstrates how this technique lends the proper feel and rhythmic element to single-note phrases.