CLASSICAL GAMES FOR IMPROVISATION

A fun method for improvisation that you can implement on any song | taught by Yaakov Hoter

Course description

In this course you will learn a fun method for improvisation that you can implement on any song. You’ll see that the music of Bach, Django, and Jazz are all based on the same musical language and that we can just PLAY with one melodic motive on any chord progression and song. You will be amazed how easy is to learn one octave scales – Major, Dorian, Mixolydian and Mixolydianb9b13. and how easy is to create classical– style phrases or change them to create new melodies and improve your creativity.


As always with my lessons, you will UNDERSTAND everything that you play so you can use it AGAIN and AGAIN in any other musical situation. So beside of the delicious fishes you’ll get here, I’ll also teach you how to fish.



After learning this lesson you will be able to:
Play one Octave Scales all over the fingerboard
Play major, Dorian, Mixolydian and Mixolydianb9b13 scales from each of their four degrees.
Create classical– style phrases over any song you like
Increase the creativity of your improvisation
Know what scale you can use over each chord
Master an improvisation method that you can use on any song

You will get examples and etudes over 7 songs:


Autumn Leaves
All of Me/Take the A-Train

Lulu Swing
Minor Swing
Sweet Georgia Brown
After You’ve Gone
Coquette
Yaakov Hoter
Yaakov Hoter
Professional Musician and Teacher

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

Course Curriculum

Reviews (11)

Classical games for improvisation

by Michael Nesbitt
Excellent value for money; opens up new improvisation ideas.

Excellent Five starts

by Arthur Howe
Essential program for anyone serious about Gypsy Jazz!! Yaakov is passionate about teaching and knows his stuff. Equally important, he knows how to use technology and internet. Flawless.

OPEN MORE DOORS TO IMPRVISATION

by j c
i think this course goes hand in hand with yaakov's arpeggios and rest stroke course, it really helps with fretboard knowledge and gives you loads of superb execises that are lot more musical and enjoyable to practice. i think this makes it less boring for your practice sessions than other technical lessons i have tried. The demo's over standard tunes in the gypsy style are superb with the pdf's being accurately tabbed. knowledge is power and this is a powerful lesson. superbly put together and real value for money. well done yaakov, the best guitar teacher there is.
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Classical games for improvisation

by Michael Nesbitt
Excellent value for money; opens up new improvisation ideas.

Excellent Five starts

by Arthur Howe
Essential program for anyone serious about Gypsy Jazz!! Yaakov is passionate about teaching and knows his stuff. Equally important, he knows how to use technology and internet. Flawless.

OPEN MORE DOORS TO IMPRVISATION

by j c
i think this course goes hand in hand with yaakov's arpeggios and rest stroke course, it really helps with fretboard knowledge and gives you loads of superb execises that are lot more musical and enjoyable to practice. i think this makes it less boring for your practice sessions than other technical lessons i have tried. The demo's over standard tunes in the gypsy style are superb with the pdf's being accurately tabbed. knowledge is power and this is a powerful lesson. superbly put together and real value for money. well done yaakov, the best guitar teacher there is.

Learning with Yaakovs Gypsy School

by jai salt
I don't always have that real django swing feel yet but considering 2 years ago I was playing bar chords and a few open chords and now I can build jazz chord shapes and know how to use intervals to create great chord shapes with interesting voices .. I am really pleased. The guitar had been something i always fiddled with but I feel now I can really play it. I have so much to learn but with your approach to teaching, I just bite of what i can absorb and practice lots.. 2 or 3 hours nearly every day.. with my soloing, my hiccup is finding how to weave ornimentations into my arpeggios and triad solos so that it swings.. i always sound a bit bluesy and I dont really like it. I watched you last night on your webinar and picked up a bit more, but your play so fast! wow!.. your soloing is just amazing.. more than just speed, its rich in ideas and complex paradoxical imagery. It takes you on a full journey.. it seems to me that each phrase is a part of letting go of something that preceded it while morphing into a new expression. its a language of its own... its inspiring to me that gypsy music can show me how to do that... The courses? well itsGreat guitar training that totally covers all you need to know to play any kind of music and to really rip into Gypsy Jazz. Thanks Yaakov

Classical games

by john mose
Very good course, not sure. How I would use it, but will try to throw some of it in....

An excellent example of a sturdy study

by Δημητριάδης Γιάννης
The more one gets under one's hand the shapes and riddles of the course the more one gets out of it in terms of fretboard acquaintance and improvisation technique! Excellent job, keep it up Yakov!!!

variation over Autumn Leaves

by Ed Peritore
So far answers to questions are just an email away. Answers come back quickly suggestions are respected and acted upon. I feel this course will fill a gap in my guitar knowledge that has been a long time coming. So far this course is aces. When I finish this course and get it under my belt and fingers, I will take another step and learn something new from another course. Thanks Yakkov

Classical games for improvisation

by Wolfgang Eisenhuth
Great idea and a lot of fun but also hard work though I guess they both come together in a pack.Thanks Yakoov

Great name

by James Schaller
Don't know why, but your teaching just works for me!! I'll be getting the whole course. So far, this site is much better to use and the video is crystal clear!! Good job Yaakov!!!

High Yaakov

by johannes rubey
A very great course - for a good price !! I need to be patient by learning this new possibilities on the fretboard...but day by day it becomes better in a very logical way. Thanks a lot for your incredible work and motivation for practicing and playing with pleasure. keep on swinging Johannes

Classical lick 's a gas

by Max Gouverne
An excellent course to break from the arps to a more scalar thinking The concept is clearly defined and the scales will come in very little time. You'll learn to outline a simple chromatic descending line of chord tones can be embellished with the appropriate scale. The examples a still very musical as the classical phrase is used over and over again. Your teacher is a great thinker and an even better communicator of this concept. The concept applies to all levels but the course is paced for an intermediate to high intermediate player. Advanced players will still enjoy the clever concepts from the classical world. Yes, Bach was the original jazz-cat.