Gypsy Jazz Guitar Basics Vol. 1 - Syncopation
What you'll learn
- Recognize, learn, and create your own rhythmic variations for soloing and more!
- Begin to enhance your solos with thematic melodic development!
- Make your solos "talk"!
- Get familiar with the vocabulary and feel of Gypsy Jazz and Swing music!
- Gain fundamental insight into how music functions!
- Completion of my Introduction to Gypsy Jazz Course is recommended but not neccesary.
Back in Django Reinhardt's day, you wouldn't find DJs blasting bass-thumping beats from a laptop. It was up to the musicians playing live music to get people up out of their seats and on to the dance floor. Musicians had to push and break convention to get people swingin'. With the emergence of Hot Jazz and Swing, there was an explosion of rhythmic variation. Musicians tried out many different ways of playing. The results were gloriously bouncy and endlessly interesting.
In this follow-up to my Introduction to Gypsy Jazz course, we continue right were we left off and get into basic syncopation and rhythmic variation. We will explore techniques that will help you to start experimenting with simple nuggets of music in order to
create your own musical words and phrases. We will dive right in with a series of exercises which will start to get your solos swingin'!
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who is curious about soloing in music
- Beginners who want to understand how to start building their solos
- Music enthusiasts who are curious about how Jazz and music in general works
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Alex Simon also offer private, 1-on-1 lessons over Zoom, or in person if you are in NYC. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Inspired by the legendary Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, Alex Simon
imbues dazzling technique and lyrical, impressionistic expression with a
twenty-first century sensibility.
Alex Simon has performed at The Guggenheim, The Rainbow Room, The Roxy, Cafe Medi, St. Mazie, and many other of New York City's finest venues.
Simon’s repertoire includes Early Jazz and Musette Classics, Tangos,
Bossas, Boleros, Rumbas, Mambos, Gypsy Valses, and original works.