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Intermediate Gypsy Jazz Guitar

By John Jorgenson

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Guitar (fingerpicking) - Intermediate
Composed by John Jorgenson. Saddle-stitched, Methods. Jazz. Book/CD/DVD Set. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.2247).

Item Number: MB.2247

ISBN 9780786674206. 8.75 x 11 inches.

Now that you have laid a foundation by completing the material in Intro to Gypsy Jazz Guitar, the second volume Intermediate Gypsy Jazz Guitar, also presented in the DVD/CD/Book format, continues by presenting you with characteristic Gypsy style licks and techniques that are based on the arpeggios and patterns taught in the first volume. Once again Jorgenson presents a very systematic learning method by first teaching simple licks and techniques and then gradually building to more complex material. In studying the left and right hand techniques and ornamentations presented in the second volume, the student will gain an understanding of how to play the guitar with the Gypsy 'accent.'

Jorgenson also begins the study of Django Reinhardt's playing here by teaching an improvised chorus that Django played on a recorded version of the song Undecided. Two other songs, Raul Reynoso's Waneta's Waltz and Jorgenson's Snowflake Waltz are also studied.

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