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by nwilkins
Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:45 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Denis Chang's Jazz Manouche - Technique & Improvisation
Replies: 6
Views: 14118

are you referring to this scale:

C D# E G Ab B

it's a cool sound.
by nwilkins
Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:35 am
Forum: Django
Topic: Who Is This?
Replies: 69
Views: 90892

AU HASARD BALTHASAR
by nwilkins
Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: UK Gig Listings
Topic: CD Launch - Viper's Dream
Replies: 23
Views: 17915

Good luck Thrip!

I can't make it because I have a gig and I'll also be on another continent but I'll be there in spirit!
by nwilkins
Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:28 pm
Forum: Gypsy Jazz for Rookies
Topic: Gypsy sound
Replies: 2
Views: 7706

the shoes are definitely a part of it. Also, on minor tunes, min6 chords (a minor chord with natural 6th) are much more prevalent than in other styles of music. Min 6th or min6/9 and also Maj6 or Maj 6/9 are more common than maj7th and min7th chords. On tunes in major keys there is little real diffe...
by nwilkins
Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: Gypsy Jazz for Rookies
Topic: GYPSY JAZZ GUITAR!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 48231

Phydeaux3 wrote:I find employing downstrokes when changing strings a pain. It's hard enough trying to get them in the little holes on the tailpiece in the first place!!
waka waka waka
by nwilkins
Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: Artists
Topic: Jeff Healey
Replies: 2
Views: 4266

RIP
by nwilkins
Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Looking for a Left-Handed Canadian Guitarist
Replies: 9
Views: 14687

go to the Djangobooks.com forum - he has his own section of the forum called archtop eddy's corner and you can ask him about the guitar there.
by nwilkins
Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Looking for a Left-Handed Canadian Guitarist
Replies: 9
Views: 14687

that's archtop Eddie, and he's not Canadian - he's from Colorado.
by nwilkins
Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: arpeggios
Replies: 6
Views: 11183

Those pages were my first lessons many moons ago. mine too! I remember the whole thing was so mysterious - there was almost no footage available of people playing this style, except probably for bootlegged videotapes, and I'd only seen pictures of Selmer style guitars. And of course I had heard the...
by nwilkins
Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:59 am
Forum: Gypsy Jazz for Rookies
Topic: GYPSY JAZZ GUITAR!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 48231

hey there,

downstrokes are rest strokes even when not changing strings.
by nwilkins
Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: arpeggios
Replies: 6
Views: 11183

yes - a lot of gypsy jazz is based on licks/patterns, so terminology gets confused. people might say "minor arpeggio" referring to what is actually a minor 9th or minor 6th arpeggio. since lots of these things are learned by fingerboard pattern the names don't matter as much.
by nwilkins
Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: Gypsy Jazz for Rookies
Topic: GYPSY JAZZ GUITAR!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 48231

as I said above, when changing strings you always use a downstroke, so going from high to low your first stroke on the lower string will be a downstroke. coming from your alternate/economy picking background this picking technique will seem inefficient when moving from a higher to lower string, and ...
by nwilkins
Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: Guitars picks and strings etc..
Topic: grain
Replies: 2
Views: 4657

traditionally tighter grain lines have been much more desirable in spruce tops. however, much of this is aesthetic, and the specific characteristics of each individual piece of wood make a bigger difference than any general rule about grain tightness.
by nwilkins
Sat Mar 01, 2008 4:07 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Looking for a Left-Handed Canadian Guitarist
Replies: 9
Views: 14687

I am almost positive I know who you're talking about, and the guitar would be a Shelley Park. Did he have a French-Canadian accent?
by nwilkins
Sat Mar 01, 2008 4:02 am
Forum: Gypsy Jazz for Rookies
Topic: GYPSY JAZZ GUITAR!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 48231

hello, pick: something thicker than a Dunlop Jazz is often used - anything from 2-5mm thick. gypsy guitars have steel strings but you should be able to play on a classical no problem. the most common picking technique is neither alternate nor economy, but rather rest stroke picking. rest stroke is s...