New Lesson

The first commercial version of “Bei mir bist Du schön” was recorded by the Andrews Sisters (November 24, 1937). It became their first major hit, earning them a gold record. Because of that success a lot of Jazz musicians found out about that tune. Musicians like Benny Goodman, Django Reinhardt and Ramsey Lewis played that […]

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WINNERS ARE…

Happy New Year! Here are the WINNERS of our big christmas giveaway! HUGE thanks to everyone who entered – have fun with our gypsy guitar lessons! 

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Christmas Song

Learn one of the most popular christmas songs in the USA: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. Cause there are a lot of repetitions this wonderful ballade is quite simple to play. In addition to that, we added some extra licks and arpeggios to pimp it up a little bit. So, check it out and […]

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After you´ve gone

In this lesson we discuss a number one hit from 1918. Later this tune become a jazz-standard and was interpretated by lots of great musicians. Including Django Reinhardt and Stéphan Grappelli in year 1937. After this release “After you´ve gone” became really well known in the gypsyjazz szene and shouldn´t be missing in any repertoire. […]

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Swing Gitan

Swing Gitan is a modern “Classic” of Gypsy Swing. The french manouche players made this song famous in the „Gypsy Jazz Scene“ (a.o. Angelo Debarre + Sammy Daussat). „Swing Gitan“ is close to a “Minor Blues” character, that means we just use 5 chords, so this song is very interesting for all „rhythm guitar” players […]

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Solo Song: Body and Soul

Body and Sound is a Jazz Standard that was composed in the 30s. Influencend by the great Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt recorded the Title together with his group “Hot Club de France” in 1937. Armstrongs (and also Django´s) interpretation of that song is much faster then the most recordings that other Jazz musicians did later. […]

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Learn: Intros & Outros

How to start or end a song?? In our newest lesson we talk about this important part of playing tunes: Intros & Outros. Bossa Dorado for example has got a recognizable intro and outro. We prepared 6 intros and 6 outros for different songs that are already online in our academy. With this videos you […]

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Minor Swing

New lesson available: Minor Swing – Check it out Go directly to the lesson – click here

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New Solo – Black Orpheus

How to improvise over “Black Orpheus”?? We just added a solo-lesson on our Black Orpheus lesson. So you can learn how to play over Black Orpheus in Gypsy-Style. Check it out: https://www.gypsyguitaracademy.com/lesson/black-orpheus/solo-introduction/

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Djangology Part 2

Djangology was for years the opening tune for Django Reinhardt´s and Stephane Grappelli´s concerts. It is an absolute swing classic, you will find recordings by all big names in Jazz and Gypsy Guitar music, a.o.  Philip Catherine, Larry Coryell, Biréli Lagrène recorded this tune. Often you will hear this song on jam session´s, there are […]

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