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New to gypsy. Need advice on books and dvds

edited August 2012 in Gypsy Jazz 101 Posts: 1,231
Denis Chang's videos and Michael's Gypsy Picking book. Marry that with gypsyjazzschool.com
Learn songs first using the picking technique and then start learning solos. There are many free transcriptions out there, but Blues Mineur and Minor Swing are good starts.

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  • klaatuklaatu Nova ScotiaProdigy Rodrigo Shopis D'Artagnan, 1950s Jacques Castelluccia
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    Jazzmonkey wrote:
    Did you try all the dvds from Denis?
    I have, and I highly recommend the whole set - Art of Accompaniment and the whole 4 CD improv series. The ones with Wawau and Stochelo would be excellent additions later after you've worked your way through the instructional set. Also, Michael's Gypsy Rhythm.
    Benny

    "It's a great feeling to be dealing with material which is better than yourself, that you know you can never live up to."
    -- Orson Welles
  • klaatuklaatu Nova ScotiaProdigy Rodrigo Shopis D'Artagnan, 1950s Jacques Castelluccia
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    Benny

    "It's a great feeling to be dealing with material which is better than yourself, that you know you can never live up to."
    -- Orson Welles
  • Plus one on Ben's comments

    By the time you have truly digested that lot you will likely know what you want to pursue next.
    The Magic really starts to happen when you can play it with your eyes closed
  • klaatuklaatu Nova ScotiaProdigy Rodrigo Shopis D'Artagnan, 1950s Jacques Castelluccia
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    Jazzaferri wrote:
    By the time you have truly digested that lot you will likely know what you want to pursue next.
    Be forewarned - it will take a while to digest! There is an unbelievable wealth of material in Denis' videos. They seem pricey until you learn just how much there is to take in. Private lessons of that breadth and depth would cost you many times more, and you wouldn't be able to go back and rerun them. Take your time and master the skills. You won't regret it.
    Benny

    "It's a great feeling to be dealing with material which is better than yourself, that you know you can never live up to."
    -- Orson Welles
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