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by lukejazz
Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:48 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: All people that want that swing in their impros, read this.
Replies: 32
Views: 51897

Looks like that link died - sorry. It really was pretty darn funny. Wish I'd had copied the page content.
by lukejazz
Wed Jan 05, 2005 3:51 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: Chord position help
Replies: 12
Views: 15397

i've understood nothing Luke...please explain me simple, i don't understand what you say, i know that the "first" string is the high E string, why you speak about the second finger on the third string? As usual I'm confused so I can't explain anything very well. I'll try this one more tim...
by lukejazz
Tue Jan 04, 2005 3:55 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: Chord position help
Replies: 12
Views: 15397

Emicad - here's what I did (you might have already tried it of course). I find if I contact the 3rd string slightly to the side and not the middle of my 2nd finger and then sort of push or stretch it over to the 4th string I can get pretty good results. I'm thinking that after while this strectches ...
by lukejazz
Tue Dec 07, 2004 3:38 pm
Forum: Guitars picks and strings etc..
Topic: Gibson-made?
Replies: 1
Views: 2744

Don't know anything about them but I saw one on ebay yesterday.

http://tinyurl.com/6bomf
by lukejazz
Tue Dec 07, 2004 3:34 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Django deserves more
Replies: 34
Views: 39340

Here is why I thing we hear it in advertising so much: If the music were to be characterized in broad generalized terms, most (tv advertising audience) listeners would describe it with words like "bouncy" and "happy". The other thing is that because there are usually no drums or ...
by lukejazz
Wed Dec 01, 2004 4:43 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Django deserves more
Replies: 34
Views: 39340

I think the reason why Django's musics not so popular is exposure, pure n simple. People just don't know this guys music, jazz musicians included which is a real tragedy. While I share you're sentiments about the music, I have to say I totally disagree with your point here. Someone else said it ear...
by lukejazz
Sun Nov 28, 2004 2:43 pm
Forum: Tunes
Topic: Minor Swing (1949) Question
Replies: 1
Views: 3283

I've learned that transcription myself and played it for sometime as it's presented. After taking some time with the "Gypsy Picking" book I went back through it and applied the traditional arpeggios and fingerings. Really... stick with those trad minor arp and diminished arp fingering that...
by lukejazz
Mon Sep 20, 2004 6:20 pm
Forum: Gypsy Jazz for Rookies
Topic: chord finder
Replies: 5
Views: 6239

Thanks Boral - I've never seen one of those - it will help me greatly in my teaching. I've got some students working on arpeggios now - Perfect-o!
by lukejazz
Fri Aug 20, 2004 2:03 pm
Forum: Gypsy Jazz for Rookies
Topic: Charlie Christian
Replies: 61
Views: 58944

Re: Charlie Christian

RayIan wrote:Actually, it sounds like Christian must have listened to a fair bit of Django.
Don't let anyone in the Yahoo Charlie Christian Discussion Group hear you using that kind of language.
http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/CharlieChristian/
They'll have you strung up by your thumbs! :o
by lukejazz
Thu Aug 05, 2004 2:07 pm
Forum: Gypsy Jazz for Rookies
Topic: Soloing
Replies: 14
Views: 14740

I think you have a very valid point Djangology. I think it's a bad idea to skip learning the arpeggiated approach to soloing and just jumping right into modal approach (that's the path I was led down). It's kind of like skipping a step - sooner or later most of us will want to learn the "arpegg...
by lukejazz
Wed Aug 04, 2004 2:10 pm
Forum: Gypsy Jazz for Rookies
Topic: Soloing
Replies: 14
Views: 14740

I'd like to make a little remark here. It's easy to get into some confusing ideas when discussing approaches to soloing, but I'd like to add my $.02 to this good discussion. Please everyone, don't forget that practicing and performing are different and should be treated differently. Practice time is...
by lukejazz
Mon Jul 26, 2004 8:59 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: All people that want that swing in their impros, read this.
Replies: 32
Views: 51897

I feel I must once again post this very important website address: : :wink:

http://tinyurl.com/2g582
by lukejazz
Fri Jul 02, 2004 7:17 pm
Forum: Guitars picks and strings etc..
Topic: Stick-on Pickguards.
Replies: 10
Views: 8371

Try Here:
http://tinyurl.com/2e94z

Frets.com is great for all sorts of guitar info.

Luke
by lukejazz
Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:18 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: soloing during gigs
Replies: 8
Views: 10203

Good advice Simon! It's been my experience (over 30 years playing guitar) that when you're playing jobs there are a lot of factors that affect how well you improvse. Things like how long are the jobs and how often do you play them and what kind of jobs are they and who are you playing with all affec...
by lukejazz
Wed Jun 30, 2004 10:05 pm
Forum: Tunes
Topic: Major soloing question
Replies: 21
Views: 26660

Hello All - I think there is a couple of elements at play here (in this discussion) and an important thing to remember when discussing improvising is that are several approaches. How well you learn these approaches and mix them into your playing determine your sound. Now don't get the wrong idea - I...