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by Djangoslefthandman
Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: Bireli style arpeggio exercise
Replies: 4
Views: 10786

Re: Bireli style arpeggio exercise

Tim, thanks for this nugget of Bireli goodness. Trade mark lick and great exercise.

Great sound you are getting there.
by Djangoslefthandman
Sat May 05, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Artists
Topic: RINO VAN HOOIJDONK MASTERCLASS & CONCERT 2nd MAY Brighton
Replies: 2
Views: 7213

Re: RINO VAN HOOIJDONK MASTERCLASS & CONCERT 2nd MAY Brighto

I went to the masterclass plus concert at The Verdict on Wednesday. Both great events. Rino and the group put on a fine display of swinging gypsy jazz which drew rapt appreciation from the packed room. To top it off the band were joined by the bass player's vocalist partner who was a star in her own...
by Djangoslefthandman
Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Coalition Corner
Topic: Your choices?
Replies: 20
Views: 40362

Re: Your choices?

Limited to a choice of his electric recordings: Nuits De Saint-Germain-Des-Prés - The Complete Django Reinhardt (1950-1952) vol.19) . I find the theme is exciting to play and to listen to. Also notice that it captures peoples interest on gigs
by Djangoslefthandman
Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Coalition Corner
Topic: Your choices?
Replies: 20
Views: 40362

Re: Your choices?

Agreed Teddy eight is very difficult but playing by the rules and with some reasoning: Django Minor Swing 1937 Why: Classic HCofF sound, minor key and representative (and superb) solo Django Nuits De Saint-Germain-Des-Prés Why: Represents where Django was before he died, electric and bebop influence...
by Djangoslefthandman
Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Coalition Corner
Topic: Your choices?
Replies: 20
Views: 40362

Re: Your choices?

Yes I did say I was ignoring the maths - hence 10. I should have said I haven't included Django because I defer to your superior knowledge of the great man (but if pushed Minor Swing 1937, Nuits De Saint-Germain-Des-Prés - The Complete Django Reinhardt (1950-1952) vol.19) . I was more interested in ...
by Djangoslefthandman
Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Coalition Corner
Topic: Your choices?
Replies: 20
Views: 40362

Re: Your choices?

Without a great deal of thought and ignoring the maths: Pierre Baro, Ferret, Le Depart de Zorro - (Swing Valses d'Hier et Au'jourd'ui) Lulu Reinhardt, Metro Swing (Titi Winterstein Quintet Live Mit Vanessa & Sorba) Fapy Lafertin, Fleur De Lavende (Fleur De Lavende - Vintage Guitar Series vol.13)...
by Djangoslefthandman
Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Coalition Corner
Topic: Your choices?
Replies: 20
Views: 40362

Re: Your choices?

As it's a Jazz Guitar compilation i'd have to go for I'll see you in my dreams. Standard tune, nice progression and Django at his very best. Nice sound on the recording as well.
by Djangoslefthandman
Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Guitars picks and strings etc..
Topic: 50's Couesnon Atelier 14 Fret F hole
Replies: 2
Views: 8215

Re: 50's Couesnon Atelier 14 Fret F hole

I'm not aware of Couesnon guitars, looks a beaut. Is that tail piece original ? The fingerboard looks to be pretty wide or is it an optical trick because the body is smaller ?

Thanks for posting this fine looking instrument which I find very appealing
by Djangoslefthandman
Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: In Memoriam
Topic: James McGee
Replies: 2
Views: 8852

Re: James McGee

Very sad to hear this. Had a lot of fun jamming with James and Barrington on my first visit to Samois.

Fine musician and a damn nice chap.
by Djangoslefthandman
Sun Jan 02, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: In Memoriam
Topic: MONDINE Garcia RIP
Replies: 3
Views: 9925

Sad news indeed.

Before the place was refurbished, listening to Mondine & Ninine in La Chope des Puces was like stepping back in time. Special memories.

Thanks for keeping us posted Patrus
by Djangoslefthandman
Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Evening All
Replies: 2
Views: 5630

Hi Derek It's very slow on here recently. If you are not already aware Gloucestershire hosts the international gypsy guitar festival in Gossington (www.iggf.co.uk). It's run by Stuart Carter-Smith (C-S on here) who is a top man and would have all the local knowledge. You could try stuart@iggf.co.uk,...
by Djangoslefthandman
Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Lollo Meier's gypsy jazz academy
Replies: 6
Views: 12491

Fapy is also on board now. Subscribed last night and on brief inspection I'd say this could be a great resource. The quality of Lollo's filmed lessons is superb. The site is run by players and gets to the core of what's needed imho. Lollo will film responses to questions and demonstrate his points. ...
by Djangoslefthandman
Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: Gypsy Jazz Rhythm Lesson
Replies: 21
Views: 44248

A rewind button, posh git
by Djangoslefthandman
Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: Gypsy Jazz Rhythm Lesson
Replies: 21
Views: 44248

Well I wish I'd had this advice when I was starting. Plenty of wrong turns getting on top of the style.

See you around the circuit.
by Djangoslefthandman
Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: Gypsy Jazz Rhythm Lesson
Replies: 21
Views: 44248

No, I'll have a closer look tonight. I have noticed that when you post vids the comments tend to be about anything but the music. What you're wearing, room decor, weather outside, dog trying to get in etc. Which is why this forum is so .uk. Shame it's so slow these days, much more fun than the US ve...