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.
A short song that i have composed that is in the style of some of Yngwie's more rock based songs. It involves a few different techniques such as sweep picking, alternate picking and pedal point playing. It is very representative of many of Yngwie's classic tracks!
"Brucia la Terra" (Burn the Earth) is an authentic Sicilian ballad from the town of Corleone. It is a song written for The Godfather (1972), the first film in The Godfather trilogy. This acoustic arrangement is made in a swing feel with fingerstyle technique.
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.