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by kcox
Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:14 am
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: Footsteps
Replies: 12
Views: 20768

I just sat within arms reach of Patrick Saussois two nights in a row, and he tapped his heel from time to time, but not usually for very long. It really rang out because he was on a wooden stage and had hard heels on.
by kcox
Tue May 31, 2005 2:58 am
Forum: Tunes
Topic: Improv on Bach concerto in Dm 1st movement
Replies: 7
Views: 9706

There is a grill for it on Gadjodrom.com that I find works quite well.

KC
by kcox
Sun May 22, 2005 1:32 pm
Forum: Guitars picks and strings etc..
Topic: Changing the pick...
Replies: 8
Views: 6631

Were you using the thin grip AKs or regular? I tried the thin grip but found it well nigh impossible to keep a grip on...it kind of angles down to a point rather than just being a thinner flat surfaced grip. Are the regular grips ones easier to hold on to?

Kevin
by kcox
Sun May 22, 2005 1:30 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: DJANGO ALTERNATE TUNING RETRACTION ALMOST
Replies: 14
Views: 18661

Thanks JJ and Ted, I did of course mean standard tuning. I must have been thinking about "open string tricks in standard tuning" and only got part of it down... I have corrected myself in editing.

Cheers,

Kevin
by kcox
Sun May 22, 2005 3:40 am
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: TRY tHIS ALTER TUNING
Replies: 1
Views: 3764

Or just do it in regular tuning, climb one fret every time you switch strings (two frets when you go to the B string). I think you're going to have trouble finding converts to your alternate tuning theories around here, but why don't you try keeping it to one thread so there's one go-to place for al...
by kcox
Sun May 22, 2005 3:37 am
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: DJANGO ALTERNATE TUNING RETRACTION ALMOST
Replies: 14
Views: 18661

Sorry, Django used at least two fingers (not one) and he could use his third (and the fourth tagged along) to chord. He likely slapped his limp fingers on the E string in that particular shape in order to do it. Have you seen the J'attendrai footage of him playing? Go look at the videos on www.about...
by kcox
Sat May 21, 2005 8:55 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: DJANGO ALTERNATE TUNING RETRACTION ALMOST
Replies: 14
Views: 18661

Are you talking about the diminished sweeps where he uses the little triangular shape like this (where numbers indicate fret position)... --3--|-6--- --2--|-5--- --3--|-6--- ------------ ------------ These are exceedingly simple to play in regular tuning, why would you think he had problems with the...
by kcox
Sat May 21, 2005 2:00 pm
Forum: Gypsy Jazz for Rookies
Topic: the repetitive "super lick"
Replies: 32
Views: 50306

Would you consider that to be based on the diminished arpeggio or the whole tone scale? Sorry if that's a ridiculous question, but I'm theory disabled.

K
by kcox
Sat May 21, 2005 1:56 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: DJANGOS alternate tuning
Replies: 23
Views: 38024

Did I just step into another dimension?

More importantly, does this earth still have pancakes?

K

P.S. The shapes in Django's Tiger make perfect sense to me and are surprisingly simple. That's part of what makes learning Django solos so great!
by kcox
Sat May 07, 2005 5:06 pm
Forum: Tunes
Topic: Les Oubliettes
Replies: 0
Views: 2660

Les Oubliettes

Does anyone have the changes for the Rodolphe Raffalli version? I play part of the A section as Am7 | D7 | Bm7 | E9 but after that passage I'm lost for now.


Thanks,

Kevin
by kcox
Tue May 03, 2005 11:23 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: ritary concert + masterclass
Replies: 4
Views: 7566

Is there any chance you can fit Ritary in your suitcase one the way back to Montreal?

Are you going to study with Fapy again after that? It's going to be such a treat to hear you play when you get back here... IF you get back here!

Have fun, we're thinking of you back home,

Kevin
by kcox
Fri Apr 29, 2005 12:45 am
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: Another picking question..
Replies: 2
Views: 5175

it would be something like this: DUD (string switch) DUD It is very economical when using certain phrasings. Also, don't forget that these are rest strokes, something that differentiates it from other styles. The direction of the picking is a secondary property of the rest stroke...once you are usin...
by kcox
Thu Apr 28, 2005 12:38 am
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: Would Django laugh at us today?
Replies: 21
Views: 31761

I don't know about the music, but he'd definitely dig the adulation!

K
by kcox
Wed Apr 27, 2005 3:49 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: New here-a question on technique
Replies: 9
Views: 14325

I think Stefan has a point, but please note that he has dedicated most of his life to alternate picking. I think it can be assumed that he already has a great technique, and changing that might not be such a great idea at this point. However, if you've only been noodling around for the last 6 years ...
by kcox
Sat Apr 23, 2005 1:13 am
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: After You've Gone
Replies: 10
Views: 14853

Thanks for all the replies, guys. Jack, that's exactly the approach I've been using. Mike, I rarely think about repeating patterns as the chords modulate...it's a great trick that I should try using more often. Thanks for the ideas. Jon Thor, I'm going to try that Cm/B7 diminished arpeggios idea, to...