Course Description

Cםורדק 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


You will get examples and etudes over 7 songs: 

Autumn Leaves , All of Me , Lulu Swing / Take the A-Train, Minor Swing, Sweet Georgia Brown, After You’ve Gone, Coquette.  

Course curriculum

  • 01
    Chapter 1: Introduction
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    • 1.1 Introduction
    • 1-2 Rest Stroke Picking
    • 1.3 Where did I get this idea?
    • 1.4 Community Discussion - Ask Questions, Comment and Share Your Thoughts!
  • 02
    Chapter 2: First Example - Autumn Leaves
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    • 2-1 Autumn Leaves
    • 2.2 Variation over Autumn Leaves changes
    • 2.3 What's next?
    • 2.4 Community Discussion
  • 03
    Chapter 3: Major and Mixolydian Scales in Four Positions
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    • 3.1 C major scale in four positions
    • 3.2 C major scale in four positions - PDF
    • 3.3 GUITAR COACH - Major scale in four positions
    • 3.3.1 GUITAR COACH - Major in 12 keys
    • 3.4 C Mixolydian scale in four positions
    • 3.5 Mixolydian scale in four positions
    • 3.6 GUITAR COACH - Mixolydian scale in four positions
    • 3.7 Community Discussion
  • 04
    Chapter 4: Examples in Major
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    • 4.1 Variation and Improvisation over Lulu Swing/ Take the A-Train
    • 4.2 Variation and Improvisation over Lulu Swing/ Take the A-Train
    • 4.3 Improvisation and variations over Coquette
    • 4.4 Improvisation and variations over Coquette
    • 4.5 Coquette in tempo
    • 4.6 Community Discussion
  • 05
    Chapter 5: Minor and Mixolydian b9b13 Scales in Four Positions
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    • 5.1 Dorian scale in four positions
    • 5.2 Classical Games in Cm6 (Dorian)
    • 5.3 GUITAR COACH - Dorian scale in four positions
    • 5.4 Mixolydian b9b13 scale in four positions
    • 5.5 Classical Games in C7 mixob9b13
    • 5.6 GUITAR COACH - Mixob9b13 scale in four positions
    • 5.7 Community Discussion
    • 5.8 Emixob9b13
    • 5.9 D mixob9b13
    • 5.10 A dorian
    • 5.11 G Dorian
    • 5.12 E7 to Am
    • 5.13 D7 to Gm
  • 06
    Chapter 6. Exercise in Major and Minor
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    • 6.1 Improvisation and variations over All Of Me changes
    • 6.2 Improvisation and variations over All Of Me changes
    • 6.3 Improvisation and variations over Sweet Georgia Brown changes
    • 6.4 Improvisation and variations over Sweet Georgia Brown changes
    • 6.5 Community Discussion
  • 07
    Chapter 7: More examples. Improve your creativity and technique
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    • 7.1 What's next? Improve your technique and criativity
    • 7.2 Improvisation and variations over Minor Swing changes
    • 7.3 Improvisation and variations over Minor Swing
    • 7.4 Improvisation and Variations over After You've Gone changes
    • 7.5 Improvisation and Variations over After You've Gone changes
    • 7.6 Improvisation and variations over Autumn Leaves changes
    • 7.7 Improvisation and variations over Autumn Leaves changes
    • 7.7.1 Suggested fingering for Autumn Leaves
    • 7.8 Community Discussion

Reviews

  • Michael Nesbitt

    “Excellent value for money; opens up new improvisation ideas.”

    “Excellent value for money; opens up new improvisation ideas.”

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  • Arthur W 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. ”

    “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. ”

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  • 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 ...”

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    “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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  • 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 voice...”

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    “ 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”

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  • Andreas Ostertag

    “By his delightful and motivating style of giving lessons, Yaakov accomplishs to mediate even the most complicated knowledge of mastering guipsy jazz guitar "as good as a play" and lets look all chapters like no-brainers. This course is my favorit...”

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    “By his delightful and motivating style of giving lessons, Yaakov accomplishs to mediate even the most complicated knowledge of mastering guipsy jazz guitar "as good as a play" and lets look all chapters like no-brainers. This course is my favorite one and I took Yaakovs advice to practice the arpeggios daily. My experience: the more often you play, the more interesting they get. My handy hint: always connumerate and / or say aloud the musical score. In this way you´ll get a good foundation for the chords secondarily. Arpeggios are the best daily warm-up directly after tuning yout instrument. Believe me: You´ll never wand to do without it again. Andrew Easterday”

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  • Richard Williams

    “This is a fantastic course! I primarily play other styles of guitar music so this course has been an eye opener for me. So much valuable information for anyone wanting to improve their improvisational skills, and for anyone on the fence about l...”

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    “This is a fantastic course! I primarily play other styles of guitar music so this course has been an eye opener for me. So much valuable information for anyone wanting to improve their improvisational skills, and for anyone on the fence about learning Gypsy Jazz. There is enough here to improve guitar players of all levels, and intrigue those who have never tried Django's music before. Yaakov is an exceptionally good teacher, the lessons are clear and concise and the pdf's that back them up are to the point. A great investment for any serious guitarist. ”

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  • john mose

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

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

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  • 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 practic...”

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    “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”

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  • 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!!!”

    “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!!!”

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  • 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. Wh...”

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    “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 ”

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  • 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 wit...”

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    “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.”

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