Charlie Christian Transcription

Our latest lesson “I found a new baby” is online! In this lesson you will learn a nice basic theme and an intermediate solo. This tune has been recorded by many artists, making it a popular jazz standard. For the solo section i transcribed a original Charlie Christian solo. His guitar solo on “I’ve Found […]

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Lesson: Sway

Sway formerly known as “¿Quién será?” by Luis Demetrio is an mexican mambo tune. It became well known by the great Dean Martin, later Michael Bublé & even a girl band called “The Pussycat Dolls”. BUT its a really great instrumental tune, too! The melody is quite simple. You can play it without any ornamentations […]

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Lesson: Summertime

Its summer in our area of the world, so why don´t learn (or improve your vocabulary) on one of the great jazzstandards? SUMMERTIME! Lets get started: https://www.gypsyguitaracademy.com/lesson/summertime/

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Guest lesson: Richard Smith

Richard Smith war in unserem GypsyGuitarAcademy Studio zu Gast und wird in dieser Lesson gefeatured. Richard kommt aus dem Fingerstyle und spielt hauptsächlich im Stile von Chet Atkins oder Merle Travis. Dennoch hat ihn auch Django sehr geprägt. Seine Musik & sein Wissen lehrt er weltweit in zahlreichen “Guitar Camps”. In dieser Lesson könnt ihr […]

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Blue Drag

How to combine two separate voices on one guitar?? In our next lesson you will learn Django Reinhardts “Blue Drag”. It is one of the first tunes that Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli recorded with the „Hot Club de France“. In this lesson we combine Djangos & Stephanes two voices on our guitar. Go directly […]

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HUNGARIA – online

We just uploaded Hungaria by the great Django Reinhardt. Warm up your finger, this song is quite fast and really needs some work to do 🙂 Check out the trailer directly: https://www.gypsyguitaracademy.com/lesson/hungaria/

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Update: Advanced Solo

Just updated the latest lesson “Bei mir bist du schoen”. Added a last part for the basic solo and a complete new advanced solo – check it out and have fun! https://www.gypsyguitaracademy.com/lesson/bei-mir-bist-du-schoen/advanced-solo-track/

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New Les

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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