Course Description

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...

After Learning This Course:

 You will be able to play La Pompe  with a perfect swing accent.

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

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

  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 curriculum

  • 01
    Chapter 1: Intoduction
    Show Content
    • 1.1_Gypsy Jazz Accompaniment
    • 1.2_Gear
    • 1.3_Technique and Positioning
    • 1.3.1 Chord theory and sictionary
    • 1.4 Community Discussion - Ask Questions, Comment and Share Your Thoughts!
  • 02
    Chapter 2: The Down-Stroke La Pompe
    Show Content
    • 2.1_The Down-Stroke La Pompe
    • 2.2_Minor Blues chord progression
    • 2.3_Minor Blues_Chart
    • 2.4 _Accompaniment Mastery: Minor Blues
    • 2.5 Community Discussion
  • 03
    Chapter 3 : Traditional La Pompe
    Show Content
    • 3.1_Introduction to LaPompe
    • 3.2_Step one_The 1st beat
    • 3.3_Step two_The slap
    • 3.4_Step three_Combine step one and step two
    • 3.5_Step four_The Swing Accent
    • 3.6: Most common mistake
    • 3.7_Step five_The sound of the first beat
    • 3.8_Step six_The sound of the 2nd beat (the slap)
    • 3.9_Step Seven_Sustain Variations
    • 3.10_Step Eight_Putting It All Together
    • 3.11_Swing Counting
    • 3.12_How to Practice
    • 3.13 Traditional La Pompe
    • 3.14 Community Discussion
  • 04
    Chapter 4: Basic Gypsy and Jazz Chords
    Show Content
    • 4.1_Introduction
    • 4.2_Tonic major chords shapes (6 and 9), root on the 6th string
    • 4.3_Guitar coach_6 and 9 chords, root on the 6th string
    • 4.4_Tonic major chorde shapes (6 and 9), root on the 5th string
    • 4.5_Guitar coach_6 and 9 chords, root on the 5th string
    • 4.6_Major7 chord shapes
    • 4.7_Guitar coach_maj7 chords
    • 4.8_Minor6 chord shapes
    • 4.9_Guitar coach_minor 6th chords
    • 4.10_Dom7 chords, root on the 6th bass
    • 4.11_Dom7 chords, root on the 5th bass
    • 4.12_Guitar coach_dom7 chords
    • 4.13_Minor7 and m7b5 chord shapes
    • 4.14_Guitar coach_minor7 and m7b5
    • 4.15_dim7 chord shapes
    • 4.16_Guitar Coach_dim7
    • 4.17_Conclusions
    • 4.18 Basic Gypsy and Jazz Chords
    • 4.19 Community Discussion
  • 05
    Chapter 5: Gypsy and Jazz Chord Progressions
    Show Content
    • 5.1_The I-VI-II-V progression in G
    • 5.2_The I-VI-II-V progression in D
    • 5.3_Guitar Coach_I-VI-II-V in D
    • 5.4_7add9, b9, 13, b13, root on the 6th string
    • 5.5_Sustain variations
    • 5.6_The dim7 and turnaround in G, Part I
    • 5.7_Guitar Coach_Turnaround in G part I
    • 5.8_Turnaround in G_Part II
    • 5.9_Guitar Coach_Turnaround in G part II
    • 5.10_Adding rhythm kicks
    • 5.11_The ending
    • 5.12_Turnaround in C
    • 5.13_Guitar coach_Turnaround in C
    • 5.14_Moving Bass
    • 5.15_Conclusions
    • 5.16_chord progressions, rhythm kicks and variations
    • 5.17 Community Discussion
  • 06
    Chapter 6: Bonus: Accompaniment Mastery
    Show Content
    • 6.1_Accompaniment Mastery - Introduction
    • 6.2_Minor Blues lesson
    • 6. 3_Minor Blues_Chart
    • 6.4_Accompaniment Mastery - Minor Blues
    • 6.5_12 bar Blues - Lesson
    • 6.6_12 Bar Blues_Chart
    • 6.7_Accompaniment Mastery - 12 Bar Blues
    • 6.8_Rose Room -Lesson
    • 6.9_Rose Room_Chart
    • 6.10_Accompaniment Mastery - Rose Room
    • 6.11_Swing Gitane - Lesson
    • 6.12_Swing Gitane_Chart
    • 6.13_Accompaniment Mastery - Swing Gitane
    • 6.14_Archtop Blues - Lesson
    • 6.15_Archtop Blues_Chart
    • 6.16_Accompaniment Mastery - Archtop Blues
    • 6.17_Dark Eyes - Lesson
    • 6.18_Dark Eyes_Chart
    • 6.19_Accompaniment Mastery - Dark Eyes
    • 6.20 Community Discussion
  • 07
    Chapter 7: Conclusions and what's next
    Show Content
    • 7.1_Conclusions
    • 7.2_What's next
    • 7.3 Community Discussion

Reviews

  • Donna Radin

    “Perfect”

    “Perfect”

    Read Less
  • Jason Sperling

    “I have quit trying to learn this style at least three times during my decades of playing guitar. I really believe that Yaakov's instruction breaks it down in a way that guarantees success if you follow the practical steps and put the time in. I ...”

    Read More

    “I have quit trying to learn this style at least three times during my decades of playing guitar. I really believe that Yaakov's instruction breaks it down in a way that guarantees success if you follow the practical steps and put the time in. I never thought I would take lessons on line but I look forward to working with these videos and they inspire my focus!”

    Read Less
  • Mo Panella

    “Although you can just like I did get started and get going with Yaakov's free La Pompe video and a few of the other bits around the net the amount of details you will get from this course are worth the few quid a hundred fold. It is hard to fin...”

    Read More

    “Although you can just like I did get started and get going with Yaakov's free La Pompe video and a few of the other bits around the net the amount of details you will get from this course are worth the few quid a hundred fold. It is hard to find someone that is a great teacher and a great player, Yakoov can do both to top level and he does make it easy to learn the techniques for this style. Don't waste your time if you are serious about learning this style, just sign up and learn it the right way as it is harder to undo bad habits later on. You will be glad you did! Thank you Yaakov for the tips, feedback and the funny moments that you keep in your videos! On to the arpeggios now... so much work to do so little time.. :D ”

    Read Less
  • Rex Walters

    “I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the fantastic lessons. I'm almost overwhelmed at how perfectly suited these lesson packages are for someone at my level (a perpetual beginner, with a better grasp of theory than practice). I'm sit...”

    Read More

    “I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the fantastic lessons. I'm almost overwhelmed at how perfectly suited these lesson packages are for someone at my level (a perpetual beginner, with a better grasp of theory than practice). I'm sitting here in a Tokyo hotel room with time on my hands but no guitar to practice with. Watching some of these lessons is literally making my hands itch! Not everyone that can do can teach. You have a real knack for teaching things in a practical, and more importantly practice-able, way. I honestly thought there was no way I'd ever be able to play gypsy jazz well, but your lessons have truly inspired me to put in the time. I'm looking forward to recording my progress over the next six months or so. I'm also hoping to interest some of my guitar playing friends to the genre and to your lessons in particular. It would be fantastic to play with others also new to the style. I found your website and lessons via your free lessons in YouTube, by the way. That's a fantastic form of advertising. I'd likely never have found your site if I hadn't stumbled across your free lessons. Thank you! -- Rex Walters”

    Read Less
  • 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...”

    Read More

    “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 steps. Plus when I needed some help I just posted to the forum and Yacoob replied within a few hours. Fantastic course, well supported, so 5 stars from me. Highly recommended. ”

    Read Less
  • 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...”

    Read More

    “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 style now with commitment and patience...this course has given me the confidence to believe I can do this. Thanks Yakoov.....Excellent teacher!”

    Read Less
  • 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...”

    Read More

    “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 course is essential for anyone that wants to get to the heart of gypsy rhythm-even if you already can play other guitar styles. I made so much progress nailing the fundamentals and getting the "sound" I was looking for, I have already started another course. Thanks Yaakov!”

    Read Less
  • 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...”

    Read More

    “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, and swing Manouche I have never really been able to play well. In addition to the reflexes slowing (Ha Ha, trying to rip through a Django scalar or arpeggiated figure at all of 28% of the speed of the recording). And, I have a pretty serious essential tremor so I'm not always sure I'll hit the string I'm targeting. BUT, none of that matters in the slightest. I enjoy the hell out of my time with the guitar and Yaakov's courses are so thorough, understandable and inspiring that it pushes my abilities such as they are a bit further every month. I have probably 5 instructions on La Pompe but never really heard it in my playing until emulating the instruction on the lessons. In my opinion learning is not more real than that. Yaakov, please keep the wonderful courses coming. David Elkins”

    Read Less
  • 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...”

    Read More

    “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 never knew. Its magical simplicity. With melodies, I was always struggling, bouncing around, never really knowing where I was at. Thanks to you, I have a better understanding of where those melodies come from and how to improvise more comfortably with and within them. To understanding the structures and patterns as one element, but then, to be able to express the story and emotions involved, like Django, that will take some time and practice, I know. I feel I have so much to learn.... and look forward to. Thank You Yaakov, for your time, patience, understanding, and desire to share this! You are truly an inspiration! Sincerely, Jon~”

    Read Less
  • 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...”

    Read More

    “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 you learn in a progressive way from lesson to lesson. the playalongs are an excellent way of honing in on the rhythm style. these lessons have improved my la pompe playing 1000%. best lessons on the net. ”

    Read Less
  • 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...”

    Read More

    “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 the results are really great. I would recommend this course to anyone. ”

    Read Less
  • 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...”

    Read More

    “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 rhythm. Do not be fooled by this as a player……getting it just right is more illusive than you think and Yaakov is just the man to make sure you get it right! This is the 3rd course I have ordered from him and they just keep getting better. He goes through everything (missing nothing) that you need to know. And……the videos are CRYSTAL clear, even at full screen! It's like having Yaakov in the same room with you. Gosh, I could have saved a lot of money on books if I knew him earlier. The most important thing about this review………..IT'S WORTH EVERY PENNY YOU SPEND! IF YOU'RE SERIOUS, SIGN UP FOR IT….YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED! THANKS YAAKOV!!!!!!”

    Read Less