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Basic Acoustic Swing Jazz Guitar

By Felix Schell

Guitar (All) - Beginning-Intermediate
Basic Acoustic Swing Jazz Guitar. Composed by Felix Schell. Saddle-stitched, Licks and Phrases. Gypsy play along. Book/CD Set. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20819BCD).

Item Number: MB.20819BCD

ISBN 9780786672233. Gypsy play along. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Finally, a great method which will show you how to play the acoustic jazz guitar in the style of players like Django Reinhardt, Oscar Alleman and Eddie Lang - their style is characterized by a powerful rhythm guitar and a vital swinging single-note solo line. Due to the fact that it can be very hard to master the original transcriptions, this book simplifies this style without losing the essence of the original sound. Written in standard notation and TAB, the material can be played by students and players that master the easy to intermediate level on plectrum style jazz guitar. All titles are included on CD, as well as some play along tracks which offer a great possibility to improvise on typical gypsy chord changes and rhythms.

  • Arpeggios 
  • Blues of the Gypsys   Performed by Felix Schell
  • Chromatic Line   Performed by Felix Schell
  • Dark Eyes  Performed by Felix Schell
  • Improvisation 
  • Le Reve   Performed by Felix Schell
  • Major & Minor Scales  
  • Melodic Embellishments  
  • Minor Stomp (1)   Performed by Felix Schell
  • Minor Stomp (2)   Performed by Felix Schell
  • One Note Rhythm (1)   Performed by Felix Schell
  • One Note Rhythm (2)   Performed by Felix Schell
  • One Note Rhythm (3)   Performed by Felix Schell
  • Special Effects  
  • Symmetrical Scales 
  • Waltz for Django   Performed by Felix Schell
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 4

    Charleston, SC
  • August 17, 2005 Great Swing Practice

    This book gives several basic swing progressions, and each has a few different lead line suggestions. Then it gives the arpeggios and/or scales as improv. tools. The cd is well done, with the lead examples and backing tracks for improv. or rhythm practice.

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