Let's Django Gypsy Jazz Guitar

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Extensive rhythm playing exercises in the Django style.
Django style chords and progressions.
A variety of Django style tricks and classic riffs.
The essential Django effects and ornaments.
Scales and arpeggios essential to the Django style.
Solo playing using scales.
Solo playing using arpeggios.
Seven especially written study tunes in the great Django style.
О курсе

I'm sure all guitarists at some time, have been amazed when listening to Django Reinhardt. We all wonder at his inventiveness, speed and navigation of the fretboard. How did he manage to weave such incredible musical webs, and at the same time do all this with only two working fingers of his fretting hand? It's a bit like bluesman, Robert Johnson down at the crossroads - all we can assume is they were both touched by the devil called genius.

For years I've dipped into his style, working out patterns and mixing them into my own playing of Blues, Ragtime and Jazz. I imersed myself in chords, scales, arpeggios and Django style doodles on the road to solving a little of the mystery. I know there are many volumes of transcriptions available which will help you but It can take years of study to become fluent in this style, and like many players, I felt I didn't have the time or patience. I wanted to take the essence and some of the skills in his playing and make it my own.

So, in 'Let's Django', I will share with you some of the Django secrets I have learned on my journey as a guitarist. The exercises and tunes will give your playing a whole load of gypsy flavour and, whatever the style of your playing, you will gain extra panache and appeal. Like I said earlier, I know there are many note for note transcriptions of Django's famous tunes and I didn't want to reproduce them again here. The tunes here are fairly simple and are in the Django style, using the exercises you will learn on the way. Feel free to adapt them and most importantly use them in your own playing.

Программа
INTRODUCTION
Be more aware of the content and overall aim of this course.
Introduction
Read through the PDF file for the introduction and download the free Powertab program from the resources. Mac users should download TEF View from the mac app store. This will enable you to use and play the Powertab files. Powertab files are used in the study tune section only.
NOTES ON DJANGO
Students will learn about the man, his influences, guitars and the main areas of technique they will be studying.
Notes On Django
In this section you can read through a brief description of some of the key notes on the Django style. This includes a short biography, influences, guitars etc
RHYTHM PLAYING
Students will learn about the techniques of rhythm that Django used. Also be aware of the wide range of chords and progressions that create the distinctive Django style.
Rhythm Playing
Django and his troupe of players used a particular style of rhythm playing which gave the guitar a special flavour. The gypsies called this 'La Pompe' or and it does have a pompous and proud attack, that certainly belongs to an era of nationalism and pride in their 'Manouche' origins. 'La Pompe' was also perfectly suited to the loud percussive sound of the Maccaferri guitar that was made famous by Django. In this section you can try nineteen rhythm and chord exercises which you can use to begin to play this unique style and hopefully integrate them into your own playing. Please pay attention to each video example and download the PDF resource to follow the notation and tab. Enjoy!



SOLO PLAYING
Students will be able to play a wide variety of solo riffs, scales and arpeggios that are used in the Django style.
Solo Playing
Before you try the following Django solo exercises it's worth reviewing a few points about his approach to soloing in general. It's always mind blowing to consider that since an early age he had only two working fingers of his fretting hand. In fact after a devastating fire he had to relearn how to play the guitar using these two fingers for solo playing and the remaining stumps for some chord work. Yet, bearing this in mind he managed to do all this: 1. Played fast and fluent solo passages. 2. Used all manner of scales and modes. 3. Made extensive use of arpeggios - or, chords played as single notes. 4. Used loads of tricks. 5. Inventive use of ornamentation - hammer ons, pull off's, slides etc 6. A constant variety of inventive riffs. Before you begin, take some time to play through the scale and arpeggio PDF Once again follow the videos carefully and use the PDF resource to play the tab or notation.
Feel free to change the exercises to suit your own take on the style. You can use the link resource Django Audio to listen to MP3s of the exercises - pan left or right for solo or backing then play along. These correspond to the numbered exercises in the PDF.
Solo Playing with Arpeggios
You've seen so far how valuable the use of scales are in the the solo sound of Django and gypsy jazz. The next point of study is the way arpeggios played a dominant role in his playing. Arpeggios are basically chords played as single notes and Django was instintive and an expert in using them. This style of playing certainly had its roots in the gypsy flamenco playing where chords were broken and rolled and individual notes used in improvisation.
You can use the link resource Django Audio to listen to Mp3s of the exercises - pan left or right for solo or backing then play along. These correspond to the numbered exercises in the PDF.Take time to review the scale and arpeggio PDF if you are not familiar with these technical exercises.
DJANGO TRICKS
Students will learn a variety of trickswhich Django used in his unique style of playing.
Django Tricks
Django used lots of tricks in his playing whilst zipping up and down the fretboard. Many of these comprised of the chromatic runs you've seen earlier. They seem to work over different chords played at fast rhythm. Magic! - maybe it was all that Belgian beer.
You can use the link resource Django Audio to listen to Mp3s of the exercises - pan left or right for solo or backing then play along. These correspond to the numbered exercises in the PDF. 

So, let's stuck into some classic riffs that will give you that instant Django sound!

DJANGO ORNAMENTS
Students will learn a variety of ornaments and embellishments that Django used in his unique style.
Требования
  • Players should be at an intermediate level with the ability to read guitar tablature and chord windows. Have a good understanding of rhythm and single note playing.
  • All music is in both tablature and standard music notation with supporting chord windows.
  • Should be able to download PDF files and any others resource files that are used in this course like Powertab.
Лекторы
Rick Payne
Rick Payne
Guitar Instructer And Performer
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