First of all, I would like to say thank you to everyone involved in making this forum happen. It seems as if being interested in studying this style of music makes a person a rarity. I think it's great that a the "gypsy community" has a place to go to ask questions. Being a "gadjo" I was not born into this style of music, but I have been playing, or trying to play I should say, it for 2 years now. My question is this....
I notice ever time I see a video of gypsy players, i.e. Bireli, Romane, Tchavolo, they are doing a ton of chord substitutions. Are there common chord substitutions for certain progressions? Like if the progression is i,vi, ii, v or whatever. This could be a really dumb question, as I don't have any formal musical training. I know very little theory, can't read music, etc. You know the story. As my username suggest I am stuck in the middle of Kansas, and it can be a very lonely place when it comes to gypsy jazz.
Any replies are greatly appreciated.