Black Orph

Learn how Olli Soikkeli & Joscho Stephan play this tune! Black Orpheus was in original a film music but in the 20th century jazz musicians like to play this wonderful tune and adapted it into the jazz music. In our former lesson “Joscho meets Olli Soikkeli” they played this tune, too. Now we transcribed there […]

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10 Gypsy Li

Improve your improvisation with 10 new Gypsy-Jazz licks Licks are the base and vocabulary to build a great solo. These licks and arpeggios should help you to start your own improvisation, on Jazz- and Jazz Manouche standards. You can transpose them into nearly every harmonic key. In addition to that, you will find downloads for […]

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Joscho meets…

Olli Soikk

In our new lesson the Finnish gypsy swing guitarist Olli Soikkeli is visiting our GypsyGuitarAcademy Studio. Besides an interview about Olli´s point of view playing gypsy-swing music, he shows some of his favorite gypsy-licks. In addition to that, Oli & Joscho are playing some nice tunes with contrabass player Stefan Berger, including: – Lulu Swing […]

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Solo – “Ballade pour Djan

Watch and learn the Solo Part of “Ballade pour Django”. The song was first released on the cd “Django Forever”, the third album that i recorded for Peter Finger´s lable „Acoustic Music Records“. “Django Forever” is the only album that contains just originals and compositions by Django Reinhardt and myself. I played „Ballade pour Django“ […]

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Learn “Ballade pour Django”

This time we will discuss an own composition called „Ballade pour Django“. The song was first released on the cd “Django Forever”, the third album that i recorded for Peter Finger´s lable „Acoustic Music Records“. “Django Forever” is the only album that contains just originals and compositions by Django Reinhardt and myself. I played „Ballade […]

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Joscho meets Gonzalo Berg

We´re presenting a new series of videos at the Academy – called “Joscho meets…” Joscho welcomes different guests at the GypsyGuitarAcademy studio and every now and then we want to continue this new episode. “Gonzalo Bergara” from Los Angeles opened our new series and was a great first guest. Thanks for this nice session, Gonzalo. […]

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Learn a solo for “Lulu Swing”

We´ve updated the “Lulu Swing” Lessons In Joscho Stehans “Lulu Swing” Lesson there are some new videos /downloads available: – Lulu Swing Solo (2 Videos) – Advanced Melody & Ending Lesson – new PDFs (Leadsheet & Transcription) Did you already downloaded the unreleased Lulu Swing track by Stochelo Rosenberg & Joscho? This track is avaliable […]

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Download unreleased “Lulu Swing” mp3

“Lulu Swing” – a german Gypsy Swing Classic First recorded in the 70s, in a fantastic version by Häns´che Weiss, Lulu Reinhardt and Titi Winterstein on the album “Fünf Jahre Musik Deutscher Zigeuner”. For my recent Album “Guitar Heroes” feat. Tommy Emmanuel, Stochelo Rosenberg and Bireli Lagrene) i´ve recorded a version with Stochelo Rosenberg. Due […]

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Right Hand in Detail

Dear GypsyGuitar-Friends, we´ve just updated the J´attendrai – lesson with another solo and a second “Play With Joscho”-Track. All in all there are over 3 hours of “J´attendrai” Lesson available now. New Camera Angle: Our friends from “Cracking the Code” provided us their lovely camera tool (big thanks!). Joscho used it in the new solo-lesson […]

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Lesson: Sweet

Gypsy Classic by Victor Young This time we prepared “Sweet Sue, Just You”, because it’s a typical Gypsy Swing Standard. Django Reinhardt and Oscar Alemán played this tune back in the 30s. If you want to hear a version without the Selmer Style Guitar sound, we would recommend the Versions by Errol Garner and Miles Davis. In […]

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