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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Django Reinhardts – “Daphne”

A movie about Django Reinhardt will open the german movie festival “Berlinale” in 2017. That´s a good reason to prepare another great Django composition for our Academy. This time we created a lesson with Django´s song “Daphne”. Django recorded the song quite often, but a classic is his version from 1949, together with Stephane Grappelli […]

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Gypsy Guitar Basic

Have you ever want to check some basic gypsy guitar techniques in detail? How does the “Django Sweeping” work in detail or whats the difference between playing octaves or the so called “Django Reinhardt octaves” ? In our new lesson we will discuss this and some more topics: – Django Sweeping – Up- & Down […]

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