Minor Blues or "Blues En Mineur" is a composition by Django Reinhardt recorded in 1935. Django had recorded it several times,
but this time we are going to focus on his legendary solo over this minor blues progression followed by 2 progressions of my own composed
improvisation in the gypsy jazz style.
Jennifer Batten is probably one of the most significant players from the 80’s to date. One of her most demanding renditions is of course Flight Of The Bumblebee. Her cover incorporates exclusively tapping, applying more than one tapping finger.
A short lick designed to naturally mix techniques together. Test your sweep picking, hybrid picking and legato. The Chop Shop is designed to give you fresh ideas to break away from boring scale practice and worn out ideas.
In this gypsy jazz lesson we will learn "Stompin' at Decca" - a composition written by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli. It was recorded in January 1938. This lesson will help you improve your gypsy jazz vocabulary, swing feel, phrasing, rhythm changes and improvisational skills.
After You've Gone is a 1918 jazz standard composed by Turner Layton with lyrics by Henry Creamer. This song is an inevitable part of the gypsy jazz repertoire. In this lesson you will learn how to improvise over the changes and improve your jazz/gypsy jazz phrasing and vocabulary.
Here we have Thrashed, a solo study in the Thrash Metal style that gained popularity in the mid 1980’s with bands like Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament, Exodus and Overkill. The style is based around fast palm muted downstroke riffs, alternate picking and fast bluesy hammer-on licks with bending and vibrato.
Here we have a solo study in the neo-classical rock/metal style. This style gained popularity from the groundbreaking release of Yngwie Malmsteen’s 1984 debut album Rising Force. The solo study looks at some of the techniques used in this demanding style including alternate picking, sweeping, bending and vibrato.