This class will focus on the music and guitar style of the great French Gypsy Jazz guitarist, Django Reinhardt. We will examine his compositions and improvisations, both in terms of chords and melody. Django's unique technique will reveal his fretboard concept. This approach can be applied to any style of music or to anyone who wants to increase their fretboard knowledge. The mystery for creating the swinging chords and, of course, his beautiful melodic single note lines.
This class is now open to all instruments. The past classes has included: violinists, accordionists, clarinetists, dobro, etc. No music reading is necessary. Tracy will supply tabs including songs, exercises, licks, techniques, and also teach his colorful "special effects." For non-guitar players, standard notation will be used as well. Mandolin tab will also be supplied for mandolinists.
The Gypsy Jazz Guitar Class will be presented and taught by Tracy Kim, who has studied and performed in this style for over 15 years. He has an ongoing advanced Gypsy Jazz Workshop and Jam Session that began over five years ago. He currently performs with the Kung Pao Chickens, the 12th Avenue Hot Club, Rhythm Renegades, and his own trio. This class at Artichoke Music will be a nice introduction to playing in the style of Django Reinhardt.
If you are an instrumentalist other than guitar or would like more information, please contact Tracy: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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