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Old 10-07-2017, 11:46 AM
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Question Any Gypsy Jazz Players

Been playing bedroom guitar many years and need something new to do. Just recently bought an acoustic and was wondering if any gypsy jazz players near or close to Old Bridge, NJ? I would like to sit in and learn about this style if you have the patience/sense of humor, to deal with an old hack.
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Old 10-07-2017, 12:07 PM
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Playing Gypsy Jazz Rhythm Is not as hard as it looks. The blistering fast leads are another story.

Get the Django Gig Book and work through that. Expensive but worth it.
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Thanks! I'll look into that Django book right away.
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Old 10-07-2017, 09:28 PM
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I've looked into this as well, Djangobooks.com has quite a few books on Jazz and Gypsy Jazz, Gypsy Rhythm has received good reviews on the forum they run on the site. Beyond that they also have Gypsy Pickin' but the rhythm book should keep you busy for a while. I have both but haven't cracked into them yet, hopefully after the new year.

http://www.djangobooks.com/Item/mich...hythm-volume-1

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Old 10-08-2017, 10:08 AM
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Playing Gypsy Jazz Rhythm Is not as hard as it looks. The blistering fast leads are another story.

Get the Django Gig Book and work through that. Expensive but worth it.
Playing the rhythm correctly is an artform.
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Old 10-09-2017, 04:19 AM
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Playing Gypsy Jazz Rhythm Is not as hard as it looks. The blistering fast leads are another story.

Get the Django Gig Book and work through that. Expensive but worth it.
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Playing the rhythm correctly is an artform.
No truer words have ever been spoken, Jeff Matz. Playing gypsy jazz rhythm is not as hard as it looks because it's harder. There are TONS of players out there who believe that they more or less have the rhythm down, but don't play it correctly. Ignoring that the exact feel varies slightly between contexts, there is a lot of nuance that takes serious work to understand and develop.
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Old 10-13-2017, 01:36 PM
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Thank you boys.
I think I will ask Santa Claus for that Gypsy Rhythm book this holiday season. It looks wonderful. Just what I need to kick start my side man skills.
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Old 10-14-2017, 08:59 AM
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Does Gypsy Jazz Rhythm technique apply to a broader range of music than just Gypsy Jazz? I am primarily focused on solo fingerstyle and flatpicking currently and was wondering if adding in learning the basics (and perhaps beyond) of Gypsy Jazz would be worth adding to my work/fun load. My wife loves Gypsy Jazz so that is also a good motivator for me.
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