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New to gypsy jazz and small clip (Gallato RS1939 D hole)

edited March 2010 in Gypsy Jazz 101 Posts: 9
Ok, i try to learn the gypsy jazz style 3 weeks now. I play electric guitar for almost 3 years.
This is a clip recorded with my new Gallato RS1939 Angelo Debarre D hole... I love it so far, but then, i have no other gypsy guitar experience to compare it with.
Any comments/ suggestions would be of great help!
Thank you in advance


  • Posts: 9
    Not a single reply...guess it was horrible :(
  • Matthias LenzMatthias Lenz Lucklum, GermanyNew
    Posts: 101
    arathorngr wrote:
    Not a single reply...guess it was horrible :(

    far from it, dude :wink:

    seriously, there´s nothing horrible to it. Hard to tell why noone responded before, but you shouldn´t take it personally. At least you have one response now, and here´s what I think :

    The Gallato sounds very nice, I think you´ve made an excellent choice. This guitar should serve you well for years to come

    As far as the playing is concerned, it´s really not bad at all, so don´t be disencouraged. It just shows that you´re a not-so-experienced player, and that can´t be expected after such a short time, especially in this genre. It takes time to build up vocabulary for improvising well, and I can hear you already collected some in the rock genre : some pentatonic licks and scale-based ideas. Those are okay, but in this style arpeggios are the preferred approach.
    There´s a good book that explains the arpeggio approach very well. "Getting into Gypsy Jazz Guitar" by Stephane Wrembel. Very nice book, and you can put quite some time in working through it, which will get you a few steps further already.
    And sure, you should have a copy of Michael Horowitz´s "Gypsy Picking"´s THE essential guide for the picking technique, which is one of the key elements to play this style.

    Both these books are affordable, and in combination they´ll provide a good solid fundament to build upon.

    So much for my 2 cents. Congratulations on the Gallato guitar, and keep on playing, dude ! :)
  • rimmrimm Ireland✭✭✭✭ Paul doyle D hole, washburn washington
    Posts: 605
    I think it sounds great! I have never really sat down properly and tried to 8) improvise like that..for a first time thats really really good
    I got a fever and the only prescription is more cowbell
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