Tommy Emmanuel Solo

Updated the lesson on one of my favorite ballads called “If I Had You”. In this update I added a Tommy Emmanuel solo transcription. Go directly to the lesson:

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Update: Hey Joe

I just updated the “Hey Joe” lesson and breaking down 48 bars of my solo on youtube. Go directly to the lesson – click here

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New Lesson

We just uploaded a full new lesson to our lesson library. In this lesson we will get to know a french musette waltz called “Swing Valse”. Just check out the introduction video:

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Lesson Update – Hungaria

“Hungaria” by the great Django Reinhardt is a real gypsy swing classic. Warm up your finger, this original song is quite fast and really needs some work to do. BUT, we also recorded a basic melody, basic solo & an intermediate solo. If you made this work, you can continue with a more complex melody […]

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Stompin At The Savoy

In this lesson you will learn to play the jazz standard “Stompin´At The Savoy” from 1933. This song has got an AABA structure and is really nice to play – Besides the basic theme i recorded an intermediate solo, too. Please watch my lesson introduction video for more details.

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New Lesson: Sunny

Just uploaded a full new lesson: Sunny You will know this song – it’s a classic pop song that also became a jazz standard. You will learn to play this tune in a latin style and we will pick the rhythmguitar without a guitar pick. Besides the basic theme, i will explain a basic & […]

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After You´ve Gone

New intermediate Solo on my “After You´ve Gone” – Lesson. I updated the already existing lesson “After You´ve Gone”. Now you can learn the theme, an intermediate & an advanced solo. In addition to that, there is a new (slower) rhythmtrack available.

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Basic Technique

This is of the most important lessons at the academy…it sounds “boring”, but without some iechnical background you are not able to play gypsy swing guitar. Btw it is always important to improve & review your technique. We updated this technique lesson & added some new “Down Up Down” exercises for you.

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I´ll See You In My Dreams

I am pretty sure you will know this tune – written by Isham Jones in 1924 it became a well-known standard. There are several instrumental-recordings by Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and also Django Reinhardt available. He recorded this tune together with his “Quintette du Hot Club de France”. This lesson was inspired by Django’s recording. […]

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