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.
In my "Fly Me To The Moon" 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.
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!
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.