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:
|All of Me/Take the A-Train|
|Sweet Georgia Brown|
|After You’ve Gone|
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...
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