Here is the class you have been waiting for! This is perfect for those who have learned a few tunes such as Minor Swing, Sweet Georgia Brown, Djangology, etc. and are now wanting a method to learning improvisation in the Gypsy Jazz style. This is an improvisation class with the goal to expand your technique, fretboard knowledge and visualization skills and also develop a strong foundation for targeting and embellishing chord tones. Drills, scales, arpeggios, licks, and tricks are all presented in the class. Tabs will be used for guitarists and mandolinists. Standard notation for all other instruments.
Gypsy Jazz Boot Camp is designed to allow you to improvise over any chord or chord progression at any time. Tracy Kim has been playin and teaching Gypsy Jazz for about 20 years. He has developed a method using particular exercises and licks that will teach the student how to simplify their thinking and focus on playing lyrical, melodic, and swinging improvisations in the style of Django Reinhardt.
These concepts will be applied immediately to many tunes, including:
Minor Swing, Dark Eyes, Avalon, Sweet Georgia Brown, Djangology, Bossa Dorado, Exactly Like You, After You've Gone, Chinatown, I'll See You in My Dreams, It Don't Mean a Thing, Caravan, and many more. A special lesson will be on Django licks and his unique devices(Whole Tone Scale, Diminshed Arpegggios, Chromaticism, Open String licks).
See you at Boot Camp!
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