La Pompe

The Ultimate Course For Gypsy Jazz Accompaniment | taught by Yaakov Hoter
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Anthony O'Neill

Highly recommended

I started Yaacob's 'la pompe course' about 10 days ago and already I've learned so much. This is a detailed and in-depth study of this beautiful style and sound. All the subtleties are covered in great detail but it's arranged in nice easy sized s...

Donna Smith

La Pompe

Hi Only started learning this style a month ago, the eight steps to the La Pompe are amazing. Totally breaks it down, I can hear a difference in my playing already. Looking forward to how I sound in a year. I really do believe I can achieve this s...

Tom Zielinski

Excellent lessons!

Yaakov's teaching method is clear and concise. By the end of the course I could swing gypsy style consistently, play the 6 tunes in the course and apply the swing style, chords and substitution ideas to a lot of songs in the gypsy fakebook. This...

Anthony O'Neill

I started Yaacob's 'la pompe course' about 10 days ago and already I've learned so much. This is a detailed and in-depth study of this beautiful style and sound. All the subtleties are covered in great detail but it's arranged in nice easy sized s...

Donna Smith

Hi Only started learning this style a month ago, the eight steps to the La Pompe are amazing. Totally breaks it down, I can hear a difference in my playing already. Looking forward to how I sound in a year. I really do believe I can achieve this s...

Tom Zielinski

Yaakov's teaching method is clear and concise. By the end of the course I could swing gypsy style consistently, play the 6 tunes in the course and apply the swing style, chords and substitution ideas to a lot of songs in the gypsy fakebook. This...

David Elkins

I'd like to share some insight as to why I enjoy Yaakov's courses so much (yes, I have pretty much all of them). I can really learn from his instruction and begin to actually play music. I'm 71 and although I've been in love with the guitar, jazz...

j c

if you are a beginner or a seasoned player, and want to learn to play gypsy jazz, then this course is the best way forward. yaakov explains how to play the la pompe style rhythm with easy to digest lessons, the lessons are compiled in order and yo...

Donna Radin

Jonathan Williams

Yaakov, This should probably be written with your triads lessons, but, I wanted to thank you so very much for the webinar lesson that you did a few weeks ago. In one hour you unlocked some amazing doors into the world of gypsy jazz that I n...

carlos sousa

Fantastic lessons, my playing has improved quite a bit since i started this lessons a year ago, great follow up of Tu Djaial, the jazz blues course, and the minor swing course, the ones i have been working on pretty hard for the past months and...

James Schaller

Once again, Yaakov's teaching is 2nd to none in this wonderful course on proper LaPompe rhythm! I wish I would have known of him when I started playing Gypsy Jazz a few years ago. LaPompe is a very attention grabbing, foot tapping way to play rh...

John Brauns

Yaakov Hoter
Yaakov Hoter
Professional Musician and Teacher

About the Instructor

At the age of 13, when Yaakov started to play the guitar, his older brother, Azriel, gave him a Django Reinhardt cassette.

Django’s music ignited a spark in Yaakov and he began to dream of going to Europe to learn from the Gypsies.

Yaakov graduated from the Rimon Music High School and attained his bachelor’s degree in music from the Jerusalem Music Academy.

He has performed in many bands, written songs and music for theater. It was only in 2006, following a chance meeting with Jon Larsen and Walter Clerici in Denmark, that he decided to dedicate himself completely to Gypsy swing.

He travelled to Belgium to study with the accomplished Gypsy guitarist Fapy Lafertin and had the great good fortune to also meet and jam with Gypsy guitar greats Birelli Lagrene, Moreno, Stochelo and Noumi Rosenberg in France – learning a great deal in the process.

His band, Swing De Gitanes (www.swingdegitanes.com) has been in the forefront of the Gypsy Swing genre in Israel and has gleaned ample praise.

The trio has three albums under its belt, as well as hundreds of performances, participation in major international music festivals, collaborations with leading local artists, including Miki Gavrielov and Dori Ben Zeev, and collaboration with leading international Gypsy Swing and Jazz luminaries, including: Robin Nolan (G.B), Lulo Reinhardt, Daniel Weltlinger (Germany), Hot Club de Norvege (Norway), Evan Christopher (U.S.A), Dario Napoli (Italy), Maurizio di fulvio (Italy) and more.

Today Yaakov is developing a new generation of Gypsy swing guitarists in Israel. He has translated his experience into a straightforward comprehensive method. Yaakov has initiated the production of Gypsy Swing guitars in Israel, in cooperation with ERG. He is working on original compositions and lyrics and more...

Contact Us: info@gypsyandjazz.com

Master authentic la pompe accompaniment as played by Django Reinhardt by an easy method that breaks la pompe into small steps to make it much simpler to understand and perform - this is the time to play proper SWING GROOVE!

Learn all the basic chord shapes and chord progressions used by Django and other great Gypsy players with cool rhythm variations and kicks - “the real thing” - in a 4.5 hour long course!!

Special bonus - Six “Accompaniment Mastery” play-along tracks to master the swing groove just like in real life, including: Minor Blues, 12 Bar Blues, Rose Room, Swing Gitan, Les Yeux Noir (Dark Eyes) and more...


Important - This course contains lessons 1,2,3 from my previous site. It is also much more comprehensive and contains many new lessons and lots of exciting new material!
If you already bought lessons 1,2,3, contact me and you will be credited the amount of you paid.

Here are some testimonials about the 1st version of this course

  • "I have struggled for a while to learn La Pompe. There are so many variations on how to play and everyone has an opinion. This lesson however has set me on the right path to learn the basics and to grasp the technical aspects of the style. 10 / 10 as always" alanmarsh64@gmail.com
  • "I have been trying to learn this style for several years and pretty much gave up because I couldn't find a great teacher who broke everything down for a real beginner. Yaakov Hoter is that teacher! He is just a great teacher! he shows you how to do everything, and you don't even need to look at the pdf, just look and listen and do. can't speak highly enough of this as a way to get started" jwhyte13@gmail.com
  • "I learned La Pompe through books and listening to music. This lesson put it all together and made it more enjoyable to play. The emphasis on technique leaves my right hand/arm less tired. Yaakov is an excellent teacher with very insightful tips! This is my first lesson and I will be purchasing more! Highly recommended!" camvak@yahoo.com

After Learning This Course:

You will be able to play la pompe accompaniment with a perfect swing accent.

You will be able to play la pompe as played by Django Reinhardt and others.

You will get eight unique, simple, practical and fun steps to show you the way.

You will know how to play “modern” La Pompe.

You will know what pick to use and how to hold the pick.

You will know the correct hand position.

You will know how to make your rhythm swing.

You will know Major and Minor 6/9, 7/9, m7b5, dim7 and many more chords.

You will know how to substitute hard chords with easier chord shapes.

You will know almost all the basic chords you need in order to play Django’s songs.

You will know how to play the I- VI- II- V progression - one of Django’s favorites.

You will know how to play Django Reinhardt turnarounds and variations.

You will know how to play rhythm kicks and variations.

You will know how to play cool intros and endings.

Course Contents

65 Videos
11 PDFs
7 Disqus

Course Curriculum

Chapter 7: Conclusions and what's next
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