Basic Solo for “Minor Swing”

We just updated our “Minor Swing” lesson with two basic-solo transcriptions! Now you can choose learning solos on every skill level regardless you are a beginner (basic), on intermediate level or a pro guitar player (advanced). Go check them out and send us as always your feedback! Have fun!

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Blue Bossa – Lesson

In this lesson you will learn one of the most well-known jazz standards: Blue Bossa (played in gypsy swing style) Composed by Kenny Dorham and recorded reams of times by many jazz artists. So, this is a song everyone should know 🙂 This lesson is specially made for all kind of skill-level. Lets start with […]

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120 min Adam Rafferty

Hey Guys, great news! We recorded another series of “Joscho meets…”. This time…ADAM RAFFERTY! Adam visited our GypsyGuitarAcademy studio and we recorded some videos.Adam, well-known as the “funky fingerstyle guitarist from New York”, given us some great tips, tricks and lessons! Check out our latest lesson “Joscho meets Adam Rafferty”: https://www.gypsyguitaracademy.com/lesson/joscho-meets-adam-rafferty/

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I can´t give you anything but love

In this lesson you will learn to play „I can´t give you anything but love”. Composed by Jimmy McHugh in 1928 this tune became a jazzstandard by the great Louis Armstrong. 10 years later Django Reinhardt brought this song into gypsy swing music as well. We recorded our academy version on 80 Bpm, so it […]

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Lesson: Breezin´

Breezin´…something in-between basic and advanced guitar playing… Many of you may know this 4-chord song by George Benson, who re-recorded this tune in the 70ths as the title track of his album. Original this song was composed by Bobby Womack for the hungarian guitarist „Gabor Szabó“, who was busy into gypsy-swing style as well.  Enough […]

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The winners are…

Christmas is over and here are the winners of our christmas raffle.Prizes go to UK, USA & Germany! Merry christmas and a happy new year!

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Blues for Stochelo

We just uploaded a new lesson – Blues for Stochelo! I wrote this blues-theme in 2015 for our recording with the great Stochelo Rosenberg. Later this track was released on my cd „Guitar Heroes“and became one of my most played songs on Spotify. Stochelo played a wonderful solo on this track, it was a „first-taker“ […]

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Rattlesnake Shuffle – Lesson

Something different than usual! In this lesson you can learn a groovy shuffle-song. Its not the typical gypsy-swing sound, but a great tune to expand your playing skills! This song was composed by Richard Smith and myself in my home kitchen. Richard came with this nice groove pattern and i composed a 16tel-ish melody line. […]

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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 “¿QuiĂ©n será?” by Luis Demetrio is an mexican mambo tune. It became well known by the great Dean Martin, later Michael BublĂ© & 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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