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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New video player

Introducing our new feature “LOOP VIDEO+” . Its an online videoplayer for all academy lessons including an A-B looper and a slow down function. This tool is available for all GypsyGuitarAcademy students on every online videolessons. Check it out! How to use:

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Update: Djangology

This time we discuss “Djangology” a great composition by Django Reinhardt & Stephan Grappelli. Check out the introduction video and go directly to the lesson English: Deutsch:

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Django Reinhardt – His licks

The new lesson is a Django Reinhardt special! I choosed typical Django licks and arpeggios from a few of his greatest recordings, like “When Day is Done”, “Dark Eyes”, “Limehouse Blues” and “Undecided”. Of course not to forget his great compositions, like “Blues Clair”, “Django´s Tiger” and “Swing 42” (one of Tommy Emmanuel´s favourite Django […]

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