Gypsy Jazz Basics - Rhythmic Variations and Syncopation
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Add Rhythmic Variety to Your Playing!
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Created by Alex Simon
Last updated 8/2017
English
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What Will I 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!
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Requirements
  • Completion of my Introduction to Gypsy Jazz Course is recommended but not neccesary.
Description

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 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 is the target audience?
  • 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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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
14 Lectures 30:59





Using the Syncopation From the Hook in Minor Swing in an Even Higher Position
01:02

Inverting The Minor Swing Syncopation to Make a Different Rhythmic Variation
03:02

Playing it Straight, Syncopation 1, Straight, Syncopation 2
01:39

Changing Positions Can Give it More Contrast
01:28

Conversation in the Music: "Tongue Twister" Exercise
01:51

Changing Direction of Arpeggios to Add More Variation
02:32

Bonus Syncopation Pattern #1
02:11


Bonus Syncopation Pattern #3: Puttin' on the Ritz
06:03
About the Instructor
Alex Simon
4.6 Average rating
33 Reviews
554 Students
3 Courses
Gypsy Jazz Guitarist

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, B.B. King’s Main Stage, The
Rainbow Room, as well as world-renowned cocktail lounges Milk &
Honey, Bathtub Gin, NoMad, Happy Ending 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.