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.
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.
"Spain" is a jazz fusion composition written in 1971 by the great Chick Corea. It is one of his best known works. This version is inspired by the arrangement of The Rosenberg trio in a style called rumba.
In my "Spain" lesson you will learn the composition and how to improvise over the changes of the solo se...
Swing 42 is a gypsy jazz standard written by Django Reinhardt and it was first released in 1941 by Django and the Hot Clud De France. Gypsy jazz musicians often play this brilliant tune in their repertoire. In this lesson you will learn how to improvise over the rhythm changes.
This lessons shows you how to make your solos more interesting by using chromatic notes and sidestepping in order to create tension and release. Players using these concepts include Greg Howe and Guthrie Govan.
Belleville is a gypsy jazz standard written by Django Reinhardt. He recorded the tune seven times between 1942 and 1951. The greatest gypsy jazz musicians often play this brilliant tune in their repertoire. In this lesson you will learn how to improvise over the changes and improve your jazz phrasing
"Djangology" is a gypsy jazz standard written by the great Django Reinhardt. In my "Djangology" gypsy jazz lesson you will learn how to improvise over the changes and learn the main theme note by note as well as the improvisation. It is full of useful licks that you can use in your jazz vocabulary.
"Limehouse Blues" is a jazz standard written by Douglas Furber (lyrics) and Philip Braham (music). In this gypsy jazz lesson I have implemented phrases that the great gypsy players use (Stochello, Bireli,Gonzalo, Debare etc...) You will learn how to improvise over the changes and improve your jazz/gypsy jazz
This lesson is about establishing a selection of arpeggios that we can use to superimpose over a minor 7 chord when improvising. There are some cool licks you can use and it will help you make your own.
This lesson will help you to spice your approach of one of the most important point in jazz and fusion playing, the II V I. 5 licks are shown and explained using modern ideas of thinking and playing. Interesting points of harmony like diatonic substitution are tackled.