Hey guys, welcome to my Country Jam lesson! This lesson is fully inspired by great country pickers like Danny Gatton, Brent Mason, Albert Lee, Arlen Roth, Brad Paisley etc. It's full of chicken/hybrid picking while still keeping some nice melodies and phrases around. So grab your Tele and lets ride!
"Dark Eyes" (Очи чёрные, Ochi chyornye, Les yeux noirs) is probably the most famous Russian song. This is a gypsy jazz version of the song and this version has become a must know song in the Gypsy Jazz repertoire.
La Gitane is a gypsy jazz waltz written by Paul “Tchan Tchou” Vidal (the master of gypsy jazz waltz). This lesson should help you improve your 3/4 time feel, gypsy picking technique and approach to scales and arpeggios with the useful licks that you can find in this masterpiece.
In my this 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.