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by kcox
Wed Nov 24, 2004 6:17 pm
Forum: Guitars picks and strings etc..
Topic: Gitane DG-255
Replies: 17
Views: 20524

Hey Fan,

My gitane made it from Kentucky, through Canadian customs, and to Montreal in under 2 weeks with regular shipping. Same with my Stephane Wrembel book.

Kevin
by kcox
Wed Nov 24, 2004 5:28 am
Forum: Guitars picks and strings etc..
Topic: Gitane DG-255
Replies: 17
Views: 20524

I love my dg-255, which I ordered on ebay from a company called onlineguitar. I ended up paying a little less than $900 CDN after exchange and taxes. I have played some luthier guitars worth 3-4 times that much and I don't think any of them were 3-4 times better sounding...at least, not in my hands ...
by kcox
Sat Nov 20, 2004 4:57 pm
Forum: Artists
Topic: Tchavolo Schmidt
Replies: 4
Views: 4671

and it's awesome.

(I love it, anyway)

Kevin
by kcox
Sat Nov 20, 2004 4:56 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: JJ's DVD/book
Replies: 31
Views: 46246

I just wish those regular tracks didn't cut out as soon as the guitar solo was finished. So I have a question for you fellow book collector's...I've already got a bunch of RNT stuff that I barely touch (like the playalong CDs, hate the limited 3-note chord shapes), M.H. Gypsy Picking and Unaccompani...
by kcox
Sat Nov 20, 2004 4:49 pm
Forum: Gypsy Jazz for Rookies
Topic: garsik grille!?mandino stuff?
Replies: 3
Views: 6044

Sorry, for your second question, Mandino is the author.

btw, the F# bass notes you are going to be hearing are likely some form of B7. If you have the Cosimini books I find his version of Mtn. Ste. Genevieve really helpful for figuring out waltzes. They really are one of the simpler patterns.

Kevin
by kcox
Sat Nov 20, 2004 4:47 pm
Forum: Gypsy Jazz for Rookies
Topic: garsik grille!?mandino stuff?
Replies: 3
Views: 6044

It's a waltz in Em, so take a grill from something like Montagne Ste. Genevieve. You might need to make a few adjustments, but the bridge doesn't sound very difficult to figure out. Look for lots of Am, B7, stuff like that. It's a pretty recent song so there's probably not a tablature out there. It ...
by kcox
Fri Nov 19, 2004 6:08 am
Forum: Gypsy Jazz for Rookies
Topic: punk
Replies: 1
Views: 4788

I like how it's so hard to get the drums and guitar to sync. Very authentic.

Kevin
by kcox
Fri Nov 12, 2004 10:37 pm
Forum: Taking the piss etc...
Topic: Gallato
Replies: 3
Views: 5169

I don't get it.
by kcox
Fri Nov 12, 2004 8:38 pm
Forum: Coalition Corner
Topic: Members in Montreal or Quebec City?
Replies: 3
Views: 6306

Hey Guys, This thread is kind of old, but here are a few of the regular happenings in Montreal (to the best of my knowledge, sorry if I miss anyone)... Wednesdays (and I think Sundays): Maanouche Swing at Cafe Sarajevo (near St. Laurent and Sherbrooke). Dennis1043 plays with these guys, and they are...
by kcox
Thu Nov 11, 2004 10:59 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: Learnt my first full Django tune
Replies: 26
Views: 38577

Hey, I haven't listened to your solo but as a fellow beginner I would recommend trying the All of Me and Honeysuckle Rose solos. I found both of them pretty easy to memorize and there are some cool ideas in them. The All of Me solo is perhaps a little easier to pick apart theory and shape wise (at l...
by kcox
Sat Nov 06, 2004 12:21 am
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: How hard to you work at playing gypsy jazz?
Replies: 5
Views: 6825

Why not get rid of the gigging and just make it by practicing, because I never gig but practice 1-6 hours a day.

Kevin
by kcox
Thu Nov 04, 2004 4:03 am
Forum: Taking the piss etc...
Topic: Ashlee Simpson- Falling to "Pieces"
Replies: 5
Views: 7364

I think I heard about a show when his string broke and the solo kept going. Boy, was his face red!
by kcox
Tue Oct 26, 2004 5:04 am
Forum: Gypsy Jazz for Rookies
Topic: les 'chords' de gitane, to bar or not to bar?
Replies: 15
Views: 24296

I think everyone would agree that giving yourself options is never a bad thing, so learn and use all the shapes you can, switch them up when you want to and have fun. Once you learn it you can always leave it behind, and if you don't learn it you'll always wonder.

Kevin
by kcox
Mon Oct 18, 2004 7:17 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: Help soloing
Replies: 13
Views: 17383

I agree with Djangology in that memorizing solos (especially Django's) is very helpful. And I don't mean so that you can play them start to finish, I mean so that you can play them from any point within the solo and so you know what chords you are playing any particular section over. Then take that ...
by kcox
Sun Oct 10, 2004 5:16 pm
Forum: Gypsy Jazz for Rookies
Topic: Best Django CDs?
Replies: 7
Views: 10376

If you want the complete collection then I hear the Integrale series is the way to go. Admittedly "best of" collections are a pain in the ass because you never know what kind of sound quality you're going to get and a lot of them don't have the recording session marked so you don't even kn...