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Gypsy Jazz Package: Intro and Intermediate Books / CDs / DVDs
Gypsy Jazz Package: Intro and Intermediate Books / CDs / DVDs

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Get two outstanding Gypsy Jazz Book/CD/DVD packages and save $20! In this Gypsy Jazz Guitar instructional series John Jorgenson has designed and presented one of the most complete acoustic guitar instructional methods available on the market today. Each volume of this series includes a 2-hour instructional DVD, an audio CD with practice audio tracks, and a full format book which presents all of the theoretical information, chord charts, fret board diagrams, music notation, and tablature for the material presented on the DVD.

Introduction to Gypsy Jazz

In this first volume "Intro to Gypsy Jazz Guitar," Jorgenson provides the foundational information and practice material necessary for you to gain an understanding of the Gypsy jazz guitar style. The first half of this volume addresses the important element of Gypsy jazz rhythm. After discussing correct right hand rhythm technique, Jorgenson teaches the closed chord forms of a basic blues progression and then systematically introduces new chords into that progression to add "color" and "spice" while also introducing you to the characteristic "moving chord" style of Gypsy rhythm. After addressing the basic blues progression, Jorgenson then transitions into the more Gypsy sounding minor blues progression and introduces the "three-note" chords which are prominent in Gypsy style rhythm guitar.

The second half of this first volume addresses soloing. Here Jorgenson not only lays the groundwork of Gypsy jazz soloing, but in the process also presents you with a method which serves to greatly enhance your understanding of the fingerboard and improvisational playing. Jorgenson teaches arpeggios, note maps, lead patterns, and Gypsy techniques in every area of the fingerboard and in various keys. Additionally, he masterfully shows how the arpeggios and patterns relate to one another.

Intermediate to Gypsy Jazz

This instructional package will provide you with everything you will need in order to continue your study of the Gypsy jazz guitar style. The 2-hour DVD is accompanied by a comprehensive full-format book and an audio CD with practice tracks. This volume continues from where the Intro to Gypsy Jazz Guitar Book/DVD/CD package left off.

Now that you have laid a foundation by completing the material in Intro to Gypsy Jazz Guitar, the second volume Intermediate Gypsy Jazz Guitar, also presented in the DVD/CD/Book format, continues by presenting you with characteristic Gypsy style licks and techniques that are based on the arpeggios and patterns taught in the first volume. Once again Jorgenson presents a very systematic learning method by first teaching simple licks and techniques and then gradually building to more complex material. In studying the left and right hand techniques and ornamentations presented in the second volume, the student will gain an understanding of how to play the guitar with the Gypsy "accent." Jorgenson also begins the study of Django Reinhardt's playing here by teaching an improvised chorus that Django played on a recorded version of the song "Undecided." Two other songs, Raul Reynoso's "Waneta's Waltz" and Jorgenson's "Snowflake Waltz" are also studied.

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