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.
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.
"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.
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!
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.