I'm a 26 year-old guy from Norway. Started playing gypsy-guitar about a year ago, really happy about my Gitane DG-255. Here I'll be posting clips and thoughts on tunes I'm working with.
First out I've been working on Romane Manouche Transcr. on Swing For Ninine. I warmly recommend the book "E'sprit Manouche" it's great! I still have some work regarding time/feel/teq but here goes:
I agree it is a good book and romane is a great teacher. \m/
The only thing I can recommend is on the right hand wrist angle, it is quite flat which I think is resulting in a somewhat thin/weak sound. If you "break" the wrist and then pick INTO the guitar a bit more (rather than "across" the guitar like you get with a straight wrist), then I think you will find a more powerful tone and more gypsy sound quite easily.
Good work and thanks for the nice video
Yes, I've played regular electric alternate picking style for many years, but this is the first acoustic instrument style I have really dug into and I'm hooked:)
Super awesome video, thanks for posting Wim.
@a_onarheim what's the pick you're using? Seems thin.
I was thinking the same thing. If this is what he always does, it's a big part of his sound. It gives it percussiveness and makes it so very unique.
It's a standard black wegen gypsypick.
Do try to follow Wim's advice about the wrist, it can make a major change for the better in your tone.
But you're doing super well already.