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by cap_django
Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:04 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: How to improvise over minor chords
Replies: 3
Views: 8648

The most common solution to minor chords in gypsy jazz is the min6/9 sound. This means the dorian mode which gives you the 6/9 extensions on the minor chord. Another common one would be harmonic minor scale (though more common in dominant chords) and diminished ideas over minor chords. You can also ...
by cap_django
Wed Aug 02, 2006 2:30 am
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: Double bassists
Replies: 5
Views: 9546

That's typical for the head in/out.

During the solo choruses, most would simply walk straight through.
by cap_django
Thu Jul 20, 2006 5:13 am
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: Double bassists
Replies: 5
Views: 9546

There's really no "gypsy" style of playing a bass. A lot of it is based on swing bass. Study playing the good ol' root/5th line in a 2 feel to begin. Next explore different ways of walking.
by cap_django
Sun Jul 16, 2006 5:01 am
Forum: Guitars picks and strings etc..
Topic: Genz-Benz Shenandoah Jr.
Replies: 1
Views: 3139

Genz-Benz Shenandoah Jr.

I've looking around for an acoustic amp and had a chance to play this amp with a Schertler Basik and was blown away at how natural it sounded. Is there anything you can tell me about these amps? Good experiences and bad experiences? Also, would there be any reason for me to go for a Schertler David ...
by cap_django
Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: Tunes
Topic: blues clair melody?
Replies: 3
Views: 8062

What he said. As a general guideline, I would learn the first two choruses of the Django improvisation and base it off of that.
by cap_django
Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:06 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: How to improvise over 7 chords.
Replies: 32
Views: 50049

One of the key elements to have a strong melody is to outline the changes. For the dominant chord, the b7th interval is key. Think of the major "shapes" that Wrembel talks about and relate that to the dominant chord. In other words, add that b7th interval so your lines. See how dominant ch...
by cap_django
Sun Jun 25, 2006 6:29 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Countdown!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 17980

texasrockabillyrebel wrote:Does anyone else wonder about the 900 users who don't post anymore? :(
They're playing guitar :lol:
by cap_django
Thu Jun 15, 2006 3:30 am
Forum: Tunes
Topic: MANOIR DES MES REVES SOLO
Replies: 3
Views: 8614

which year are we talking about?

there's a transcription by dennis at fleche-dor.com, i'm not sure if it's the one you're talking about.
by cap_django
Fri May 26, 2006 10:09 pm
Forum: Guitars picks and strings etc..
Topic: Dupont bridge question
Replies: 8
Views: 13265

Tell me something, how does one of those sound on a JJ model?

I've heard that typical bridge replacements don't work too well on a JJ because of the curved compensation (intonation) doesn't work too well with it.
by cap_django
Thu May 25, 2006 8:01 pm
Forum: Coalition Corner
Topic: Recorded Somthing!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 8322

Oh yeah, if you say you're serious about this music, then you should consider buying Gypsy Picking by Michael Horowitz. It describes the special right hand technique used by the gypsies. It takes a serious amount of dedication to get used to playing in that way, but it pays off. If you want to impro...
by cap_django
Thu May 25, 2006 4:47 am
Forum: Coalition Corner
Topic: A new poll - Favorite Guitarist other than Django
Replies: 146
Views: 210441

I think a poll would be nice. It seems that Bireli is top choice for most (no surprise), and is mine as well. I find that he is one of the great innovators of this genre, and might be able to "americanize/modernize" gypsy swing into a form that can be appreciated by the mainstream instrume...
by cap_django
Thu May 25, 2006 4:39 am
Forum: Coalition Corner
Topic: Recorded Somthing!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 8322

Agreed with zoot. :twisted: I think your technique needs the most work. It sounds like you're picking as hard as possible by tensing up like mad. Your phrasing can be much smoother if you relax. The rhythm guitar needs work too. The long short sound is okay to use sometimes, but not all the time. Th...
by cap_django
Fri May 05, 2006 8:35 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: rhythm
Replies: 11
Views: 20399

in general: -heavy accents on 2 & 4 -1 & 3 are mostly on the bass strings, and less in dynamic -2 & 4 are mostly on the treble strings and loud -slight upstroke (much like a grace note) before 1 & 3 -extremely relaxed wrist -left hand mutes immediately after the notes are sounded, so...
by cap_django
Thu May 04, 2006 10:18 am
Forum: Taking the piss etc...
Topic: Your 5 favourite Song besides Gipsy Swing
Replies: 25
Views: 37441

I'll think you'll get a lot of jazz-related responses. For me, other artists/groups that I like to listen to are: Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Medeski Martin & Wood, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Shakti, Zakir Hussain, Led Zeppelin, Tool, Meshuggah, Shpongle, Tuck Andress, Jim...