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by kcox
Wed Apr 20, 2005 5:17 pm
Forum: Gypsy Jazz for Rookies
Topic: Which songs to start with?
Replies: 18
Views: 29523

to add to my list, Avalon is a blast as well.
by kcox
Sun Apr 17, 2005 9:42 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: Picking approach in the L'Esprit Manouche book
Replies: 15
Views: 24301

Get used to it :wink: :wink:

Who says punk rockers get to have all the fun?

Kevin
by kcox
Fri Apr 15, 2005 7:22 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: Picking approach in the L'Esprit Manouche book
Replies: 15
Views: 24301

I have now got a technique where after hitting the note the pick stops just above the next string ready to hit another note (so the pick only makes contact with the "target string"). I'm not an expert, but I think this technique would lead to undue tension in the wrist and would hold you ...
by kcox
Fri Apr 15, 2005 2:42 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: Picking approach in the L'Esprit Manouche book
Replies: 15
Views: 24301

I've got the french version (that's okay, I read french) and what he says in mine is you use an "aller-retour (retour-aller)". That just means "to go and come back (come back and go)" so it does indeed sound like he's suggesting alternate picking...but then, Romane didn't write t...
by kcox
Thu Apr 14, 2005 2:46 pm
Forum: Gypsy Jazz for Rookies
Topic: Which songs to start with?
Replies: 18
Views: 29523

I think the beginner's jam essentials would be:

Minor Swing, Dark Eyes, Lady be Good, Minor Blues, for a top four and then All of Me, Honeysuckle Rose, and Nuages.

Those first four songs are very simple and great pattern builders for a lot of other songs.

Best,

Kevin
by kcox
Thu Apr 14, 2005 2:20 pm
Forum: Artists
Topic: Name this artist/album?
Replies: 6
Views: 4561

Any idea what the unknown-to-me tracks are?
by kcox
Thu Apr 14, 2005 4:47 am
Forum: Artists
Topic: Name this artist/album?
Replies: 6
Views: 4561

Name this artist/album?

I have this CD kicking around, but I don't know the names of all the songs, let alone the artist...can anyone help out? 1. Milko 2. Solenzara 3. Un Gamin de Paris 4. ? 5. Comme Ils Disent 6. Les Deux Guitares 7. ? 8. ? 9. Les Amants de la Saint Jean 10. Besame Mucho 11. ? 12. L'homme a la moto 13. L...
by kcox
Wed Apr 13, 2005 11:29 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: Picking approach in the L'Esprit Manouche book
Replies: 15
Views: 24301

I think that book was actually written by Derek Sebastien, who as far as I know is a straight jazzer/theory dude. You'll notice it says nothing about the rest stroke technique in that book. Always use rest strokes when playing single notes...I have a buddy I jam with regularly who has yet to commit ...
by kcox
Thu Apr 07, 2005 12:11 am
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: After You've Gone
Replies: 10
Views: 14815

Hey Jack, The method has little to do with theoretical approach to chords, it's just a simple arpeggios approach where in learning to improv you practice running the related arpeggios over chord changes in various positions. For this song I *could* just run each arpeggios as written, but since they ...
by kcox
Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:09 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: After You've Gone
Replies: 10
Views: 14815

After You've Gone

I've been fooling around with Stephane Wrembel's suggestions of the arpeggios approach in his book, but I've run into a bit of a problem with the following section of After You've Gone: Am | E7 | Am | Cm6 | G | B7 | Em7 | A7 I've tried generalizing it to something like: C | C | Cm | Cm| G | G | A7 |...
by kcox
Tue Apr 05, 2005 3:36 pm
Forum: Django
Topic: Listening to Integrale 20 !
Replies: 7
Views: 8240

I guess you're itching to put that Collins to work, eh Dennis?



Kevin :lol:
by kcox
Sat Apr 02, 2005 5:03 pm
Forum: Guitars picks and strings etc..
Topic: what pick?
Replies: 11
Views: 11722

Some people complain about their picks wearing out, but my Wegen has lasted an incredibly long time...about half a year at 2 hours a day with no sign of wear that I can detect.

Kevin
by kcox
Fri Apr 01, 2005 4:17 am
Forum: Artists
Topic: Tchavolo in London!
Replies: 4
Views: 3329

It's this kind of thing that makes me realize I'm on the wrong damn side of the ocean.

My girlfriend loves Taraf de Haidouks...if they released a live recording of that show we'd both be in heaven.

Enjoy the show,

Kevin
by kcox
Thu Mar 24, 2005 3:29 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: Learnt my first full Django tune
Replies: 26
Views: 38752

O'Malley, You are doing pretty much what I've been doing the past couple of years, and I feel I've made pretty respectable progress. I would highly recommend examining the picking technique, however, whether it be through the Horowitz book or through a teacher in the style. There is so much more to ...
by kcox
Sat Mar 19, 2005 5:57 pm
Forum: Artists
Topic: ...if it ain't broke...
Replies: 3
Views: 3989

Oh man, I don't know much about this HCSF, but I found a version of nuages in my music library the other day that had singing to it... "sit back and watch the clouds go by..." well, that's about as far as I got. Don't know if it was maybe a live recording or something, but the singing was ...