"Aha!" moments studying gypsy jazz



  • These are excellent...especially the Christophes. Thank you.
  • spudspud paris, france✭✭✭✭
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    Great thread!!

  • wimwim ChicagoModerator Barault #503 replica
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    This is great stuff, wim. Rick Stone talks about this in a series of articles: Aug-Minor 6th Diminished Scale.pdf

    Man, that article is gold! Cheers for that, I printed it off a while ago but didn't get a chance to sit down and work through it properly until now. So much treasure packed into just 3 pages. There's some minor 6th voicing I hadn't thought of before, the arpeggio exercise is cool (reminds me like in the intro to LDDLH stenay vous bien), and the "borrowed note" ideas are some real food for thought that I could easily work into my playing and improvising. Thanks again !
  • wimwim ChicagoModerator Barault #503 replica
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    I liked it so much I had to dig up the major sixth/diminished issue he mentioned: May-Chordal Movement and the 6th Dim Scale.pdf

    and also found a related article on the substitutions 6th Diminished Scale Subs.pdf
  • Lango-DjangoLango-Django Niagara-On-The-Lake, ONModerator
    edited February 2015 Posts: 1,857
    Wim, this Rick Stone article seems to be a reiteration of your previous "octotonic" posting?

    The thing that I couldn't understand was how in the world anyone can play that first (and again on the final) Cm6 chord shown in Ex. 4 with the 2143 fingering?
    Paul Cezanne: "I could paint for a thousand years without stopping and I would still feel as though I knew nothing."

    Edgar Degas: "Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.... To draw, you must close your eyes and sing."

    Georges Braque: "In art there is only one thing that counts: the bit that can’t be explained."
  • bopsterbopster St. Louis, MOProdigy Wide Sky PL-1, 1940? French mystery guitar, ‘37 L-4
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    Lots of stretching!
  • wimwim ChicagoModerator Barault #503 replica
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    Yes, it is precisely the same idea. Rick's voicing are nicer than the ones I posted though!

    The 2143 fingering must be typo, it's obviously 2413. That's a nice chord ...
  • edited February 2015 Posts: 3,707
    Root position Minor 6 with 5and 6 close and 3 on top. THEY are all nice chords, just different voicings that have different uses/meanings
    The Magic really starts to happen when you can play it with your eyes closed
  • bopsterbopster St. Louis, MOProdigy Wide Sky PL-1, 1940? French mystery guitar, ‘37 L-4
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    For a comprehensive guitar oriented approach to Barry Harris's ideas, this is the guitar method book:
  • Craig DenneyCraig Denney Columbus, Ohio✭✭ 2011 Zwinakis
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    I don't know if I have any "Aha" moments yet, but reading all of these great tips is amazing. Hope to see this thread grow from 7-??? pages. Great stuff!
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