I'm interested to hear what brought members of the community to play Gypsy Jazz. What was the moment that made you say "Damn! This is great music, I want to play like that?!"
I started back about 15 years ago, shortly after the movie Sweet and Lowdown came out. (I actually thought Emett Ray was a real guitar player, I had never heard of Django befor then). I loved the music so much I went out and bought the Swing Guitar book by acoustic guitar magazine.It had the tab to Minor Swing (the djangology 49 version). It blew my mind. Yet, as much as I tried I couldn't get passed the 10th measure so I quit and kept playing rockabilly. 15 Years later I find the book on my shelf, dusty and bent outta shape. I ran into Minor Swing and gave it another shot. Still couldn't get passed the 10th measure. However, now i was an adult and behold with age i've learned patience. Viola!!!! I got through the whole solo. I am hooked and Django became my hero. That was this May, four months later I sold a few of my old electric guitars, and books and replaced them with a Gj guitar and a bunch GJ books. Now I know a hand full of songs and have been learning the instrument as best I can. Never going back untill I play like Tchavalo!.. WHATS YOUR STORY???? 8) :?: 8) :?: 8) :?: