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by Justin
Sat Jul 24, 2004 7:16 pm
Forum: Gypsy Jazz for Rookies
Topic: Pianist
Replies: 40
Views: 39312

There's no way of knowing.

Say, did he play with any pianists besides Stephane?
by Justin
Sat Jul 24, 2004 7:50 am
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: Timing
Replies: 5
Views: 8425

practice, lots of practice.

it helps to play along with the records too... get a real feel for the music...

Watch how you tap your feet when you listen to the music...
by Justin
Thu Jul 22, 2004 7:43 pm
Forum: Coalition Corner
Topic: Coffee house gigs and tip jars
Replies: 11
Views: 14235

if you don't put out a tip jar someone might put out a tip jar for you.

True story: it happened for the Hot Club of Santa Cruz at our first SF gig last Wednesday. :)

and I would go with the Chope des Puces idea!
by Justin
Thu Jul 22, 2004 7:40 pm
Forum: Gypsy Jazz for Rookies
Topic: Pianist
Replies: 40
Views: 39312

Seriously, get an accordion. :)

If you really want a gypsy sound (moreso than a general jazz sound), accordion is the instrument for you.

More proof?

Check out Tchavalo Schmitt's Alors Voila or any of the Angelo Debarre albums with guitar/accordion.
by Justin
Mon Jul 19, 2004 7:06 am
Forum: Guitars picks and strings etc..
Topic: Gitane DG-255 slot-head 14 fret round hole models on Ebay.
Replies: 2
Views: 3225

I always say, "Try before you buy", but at the prices those Gitanes are being offered it's kinda hard to resist, n'est pas?
by Justin
Sun Jul 11, 2004 5:52 pm
Forum: Tunes
Topic: Y A Du Soleil Dans La Boutique
Replies: 4
Views: 5830

Y A Du Soleil Dans La Boutique

Anyone have a chart for this one?
by Justin
Sun Jul 11, 2004 5:51 pm
Forum: Tunes
Topic: Coucou
Replies: 25
Views: 31330

Coucou

I found a great French-Canadian singer who wants to do this song.

Anyone out there have a chart for "Coucou" (1940)?
by Justin
Sun Jul 11, 2004 12:34 am
Forum: Gypsy Jazz for Rookies
Topic: Originality?
Replies: 18
Views: 24939

Just wanted to say that I still enjoy hearing Django solos played note for note, and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one. The audience went wild after Jorgenson's performances of "Dinah", "Blue Drag", and "Improvisation" at DjangoFest SF. It's not improvisation, and mo...
by Justin
Mon Jul 05, 2004 4:10 pm
Forum: Guitars picks and strings etc..
Topic: Color of Felt?
Replies: 1
Views: 2399

Good for you! I have red under mine. I've seen purple, blue, green, but I have to say that your choice of yellow is unique indeed! :)
by Justin
Sun Jul 04, 2004 6:20 pm
Forum: Guitars picks and strings etc..
Topic: Stick-on Pickguards.
Replies: 10
Views: 9277

A warning about the static-cling temporary pickguards like "Kling-On":

Don't leave them on for longer than an hour. It messes with the guitar finish, especially if you put one on a brand new guitar (like i did, by mistake)
by Justin
Wed Jun 30, 2004 5:40 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: US top guitarist
Replies: 20
Views: 34707

Jimmy Luttrell

He's simply a guitar genius, probably one of the best players I've ever seen. After never playing in the gypsy style for most of his life (he's 62), he started jamming with our Hot Club and wowed everyone.
by Justin
Wed Jun 30, 2004 5:35 pm
Forum: Coalition Corner
Topic: Every one is invited for a jam!
Replies: 18
Views: 23430

Unfortunately, I will not be able to make the jam on the weekend of July 24th. After finding a $191 Amtrak fare (still affordable), my parents announced that they would need me to take care of their house and the family dog during that time. So, the only being I will be jamming with is my 3-year old...
by Justin
Mon Jun 28, 2004 6:25 pm
Forum: Gypsy Jazz for Rookies
Topic: Another Question about the book "Gypsy Picking"
Replies: 5
Views: 8631

Michael, Thank you so much for writing "Gypsy Picking". I picked up a copy at DjangoFest SF and it's probably the single factor that has tremendously affected and improved my playing! Now, I feel like I know when to use rest-strokes, swept strokes, and upstrokes, and can actually play the ...
by Justin
Fri Jun 25, 2004 8:47 am
Forum: Coalition Corner
Topic: Every one is invited for a jam!
Replies: 18
Views: 23430

I will try to make it! I'm seaching the Amtrak site for an affordable rate for that weekend!

I really want to meet you guys and jam, and will be dissapointed if I can't make it that weekend!
by Justin
Thu Jun 24, 2004 5:39 am
Forum: Gypsy Jazz for Rookies
Topic: other instruments in gypsy jazz
Replies: 7
Views: 12406

As far as modern recordings go, I really liked Ludovic Beier's accordion work on "Swing Recontre" also featuring Angelo Debarre. Check it out!