"Easy" Gypsy Jazz Soloing
Artichoke Community Music
Tracy Kim
Artichoke Community Music School: On-Line
Monday, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
03/08/21 - 04/12/21 (6 weeks)

This is an online Class via Zoom.  Once you register, you will receive a link and password to join in, also materials for the class.  Learn from the comfort of your own living room anywhere in the world! 

Class Description:

This online 6 week class is ideal for the student who wishes to learn/improve their Gypsy Jazz soloing(improvisation) in the style of Django Reinhardt.  

All Instruments are welcome to join in.  Taught by guitarist Tracy Kim.

Students will learn to improvise in the Gypsy Jazz style over popular songs that have been especially selected by Tracy just for the beginner/intermediate players.

Tracy will teach the students how to improvise and to understand the sounds of Django Reinhardt and the Gypsy Jazz Style!  By learning licks, phrases, techniques, the theory, and etudes/solos

In this workshop, Tracy gives insight on the following topics: 

-How to create simple Django influenced phrases and licks over chords
-Essential sounds and licks for Gypsy Jazz 
-Following and understanding song forms(how not to get lost!) 
-Application of Scales, Arpeggios, Triads to create a solo
-Building lick repertoire and some easy soloing tricks and concepts written in Tracy's various etudes(PDFs have tabs for guitar/uke/mando)
-Learn common chord progressions and how they can applied to countless other tunes! 
-How to sight read charts(learn to analyze quickly and simplify/memorize tunes) 
-Various “special” Techniques, articulations, and rhythms in the gypsy jazz style.

Tracy will play and demonstrate each example very slowly with an analysis of each phrase.  This way the study can really understand and apply the ideas to create their own improvisations.  

The songs chosen for the class are popular tunes often called at jam sessions.  These are must-know tunes!

After registering, you will receive a Zoom Link and materials(PDFs).

Please Note: You can do a $30 drop-in rate per session.  Please contact Tracy at 503.236.8613