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 song was my entry for Guitar Idol III. It involves some of my favourite rock techniques and licks, and it will improve your alternate picking, tapping, and string skipping, as well as develop stamina in your right hand, thanks to the prolonged wide stretches.
This lesson is about the CAGED System. Weʼre starting simple with just major chord shapes and root shapes. The root shapes will give you a great way to have reference points all over the neck and will enable you to visualize positions and keys all over the neck more effectively.