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    The Hal Leonard Guitar Method has been a mainstay for students of the guitar for many years. In this latest installment, the Hal Leonard Gypsy Jazz Guitar Method, guitarist Jeff Magidson (Hot Club of Francisco, Duo Gadjo) guides you through this ubuquitous style that first emerged in the 1930s as a result of cross-pollinating American swing with distinct European and Romani folk flavors, along with brilliant virtuosity. This book gives you all the necessary tools and information to help you authentically play this singular style, emulating the playing of greats like Django Reinhardt and other icons. Co-author Dave Rubin documents the history of the style and popular players that helped shape it. To enhance your experience even further, the concepts in the book are demonstrated by the author himself in over an hour of video instruction! We've also included play-along tracks for you to solo over.
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  • Introduction
  • Acknowledgements and Dedication
  • About this Book
  • Chapter 1: History of Gypsy Jazz Guitar
    • The Romani People
    • Django
    • Gypsy Jazz After Django
  • Chapter 2: Rhythm
    • Gypsy Jazz Chords
    • Right-Hand Technique
    • La Pompe
    • Other Rhythms
  • Chapter 3: Mechanics of Playing
    • Picking
    • Navigating the Fretboard
  • Chapter 4: Soloing with Arpeggios
    • Major Arpeggio Shapes
    • Minor Arpeggio Shapes
    • Exploring Major and Minor Arpeggios
    • Adding Notes and Dominant Arpeggios
    • Dominant 7b9 Arpeggios
    • The Diminished Arpeggio
    • Major 7th Arpeggios
  • Chapter 5: Soloing with Neighboring Tones and Enclosures
    • Neighboring Tones
    • Enclosures
  • Chapter 6: Soloing with Chromatic Runs and Triplets
    • Chromatic Runs
    • Triplets
  • Chapter 7: Ornamentation and Embellishments 
    • Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs
    • String Bends
    • Tremolo Picking
    • Slides
    • Chord Punctuation 
  • Chapter 8: Sweep Picking
    • Natural Sweep Picking
  • Chapter 9: Multi-Purpose Licks (Pluralities)
    • Exploring Further
  • Chapter 10: Intros and Outros
    • Major Key Intros
    • Minor Key Intros
    • Major Key Outros
    • Minor Key Outros
  • Chapter 11: Solo Examples
    • Solo 1
    • Solo 2
    • Solo 3
    • Solo 4
    • Solo 5
    • Solo 6
    • Solo 7
    • Solo 8
    • Solo 9
    • Solo 10
  • Practice Tracks
  • Appendix
    • Tunes You Should Know
    • Some Advice on Practicing
    • Recommended Listening
  • About the Authors 

Hal Leonard Gypsy Jazz Guitar Method

by Jeff Magidson and Dave Rubin

SKU: 49-263867

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The Hal Leonard Guitar Method has been a mainstay for students of the guitar for many years. In this latest installment, the Hal Leonard Gypsy Jazz Guitar Method, guitarist Jeff Magidson (Hot Club of Francisco, Duo Gadjo) guides you through this ubuquitous style that first emerged in the 1930s as a result of cross-pollinating American swing with distinct European and Romani folk flavors, along with brilliant virtuosity. This book gives you all the necessary tools and information to help you authentically play this singular style, emulating the playing of greats like Django Reinhardt and other icons. Co-author Dave Rubin documents the history of the style and popular players that helped shape it. To enhance your experience even further, the concepts in the book are demonstrated by the author himself in over an hour of video instruction! We've also included play-along tracks for you to solo over.
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  • Introduction
  • Acknowledgements and Dedication
  • About this Book
  • Chapter 1: History of Gypsy Jazz Guitar
    • The Romani People
    • Django
    • Gypsy Jazz After Django
  • Chapter 2: Rhythm
    • Gypsy Jazz Chords
    • Right-Hand Technique
    • La Pompe
    • Other Rhythms
  • Chapter 3: Mechanics of Playing
    • Picking
    • Navigating the Fretboard
  • Chapter 4: Soloing with Arpeggios
    • Major Arpeggio Shapes
    • Minor Arpeggio Shapes
    • Exploring Major and Minor Arpeggios
    • Adding Notes and Dominant Arpeggios
    • Dominant 7b9 Arpeggios
    • The Diminished Arpeggio
    • Major 7th Arpeggios
  • Chapter 5: Soloing with Neighboring Tones and Enclosures
    • Neighboring Tones
    • Enclosures
  • Chapter 6: Soloing with Chromatic Runs and Triplets
    • Chromatic Runs
    • Triplets
  • Chapter 7: Ornamentation and Embellishments 
    • Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs
    • String Bends
    • Tremolo Picking
    • Slides
    • Chord Punctuation 
  • Chapter 8: Sweep Picking
    • Natural Sweep Picking
  • Chapter 9: Multi-Purpose Licks (Pluralities)
    • Exploring Further
  • Chapter 10: Intros and Outros
    • Major Key Intros
    • Minor Key Intros
    • Major Key Outros
    • Minor Key Outros
  • Chapter 11: Solo Examples
    • Solo 1
    • Solo 2
    • Solo 3
    • Solo 4
    • Solo 5
    • Solo 6
    • Solo 7
    • Solo 8
    • Solo 9
    • Solo 10
  • Practice Tracks
  • Appendix
    • Tunes You Should Know
    • Some Advice on Practicing
    • Recommended Listening
  • About the Authors