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Watch the Melodic Soloing In Gypsy Jazz Guidebook online guitar lesson by Reinier Voet from Gypsy Jazz Melodic Soloing Guidebook

Hi, I'm Reinier Voet, and welcome to Gypsy Jazz Melodic Soloing Guidebook. Building a strong melodic solo is one of the most important skills an improviser needs, especially in jazz and its European brother gypsy jazz. In this course, we'll work on developing solid building blocks to structure your solo into a story that people will want to listen to. We'll look at concepts like using the melody of the tune as an inspiration and add your improv tools and techniques to spice it up. You can also embellish the melody with minor 6th arpeggios, add chromatic runs, use tritone substitute and diminished runs, apply standard licks or solo with chord tones. These are techniques that you can use in almost any song.

I'll show you some standard melodies and offer you several ways to construct a strong melodic solo. These example solos will get you a solid grip on all those concepts: Instead of running on automatic, you'll learn to become more creative and flexible in your solos. And, they're great technical guitar exercises and fun tunes to play.

As always, this course comes with tabs, backing tracks and extra information. Let's get busy!