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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Lesson: White Christmas

Our new lesson is called “White Christmas”. The song is written by Irving Berlin and the version of Bing Crosby is the most famous recording of that title. Crosby was a huge Django Reinhardt fan. He went to Paris to invite Django to an US Tour, but he was not able to find him, so because of that […]

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Xmas Offer -10%

Xmas is coming You need a gift for christmas/xmas or want to present yourself with GYPSY KNOWLEDGE ? Here is our special offer for Joscho Stephans GypsyGuitarAcademy. Christmas-Coupon?: Choose your coupon – get 10% discount – print it out – donate it – have fun! On December 25th you will receive an email with the login-details […]

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Mr. Sandman

The next tune that we prepared for our GypsyGuitarAcademy is Mr. Sandman by Pat Ballard. You can hear my first version of this song on my debut album “Swinging Strings“. Since that time i performed the song often in concert. A big succes was my Django Style version in Nashville, because normally you will hear […]

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Black Orpheus

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 Licks

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 Soikkeli

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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