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.
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.
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.
This lesson is mostly focused on the picking hand.
Most of the parts of the arrangement are played in a way that your hand meets to play most of the nu-metal/thrash/death/progressive/power metal examples.
The chord progression is very basic.
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.