A Blues without blues scheme…

Lets start learning the „Limehouse Blues“, but first: Don´t worry about the speed! The song is based on a 32 bar AABC form and isn’t a typical blues…so the name is misleading. You will learn a basic theme, advanced solo & intermediate last-theme/outro. So everyone has the chance to learn some parts of this great […]

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Linea Blanca – Lesson

In this lesson you will learn to play one of my compositions called „Linea Blanca“. The melody is based on single- and also polyphonic lines, so you will learn to play a melody with 2-, 3- and 4- different voices – lets call it chord melody. BUT don’t worry! It always sounds harder than it […]

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Stochelo Rosenberg

We just uploaded a new episode of “Joscho meets”!! Stochelo Rosenberg…the man who needs no introduction in our gypsy-swing scene. Together with his „Rosenberg Trio“, Stochelo has played all over the world and is always a big inspiration for every gypsy-swing guitar player! We are very glad that Stochelo found his way into our GypsyGuitarAcademy […]

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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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