GypsyandJazz Arpeggios Booklet

Arpeggios and Exercises - You will learn 22 arpeggio shapes - vertical and horizontal shapes for Major, Minor, Major9 and Minor 9 chords

Here are three questions people are always asking me:

  • How can I master all the arpeggio shapes?
  • How can I transform arpeggios into melodies?
  • How can I build speed in my playing?

This booklet answers those questions. You will learn 22 arpeggio shapes - vertical and horizontal shapes for Major, Minor, Major9 and Minor 9 chords - and you will learn how to create a short daily practice routine to master them all very fast!

For each arpeggio figure, you’ll also get an exercise – a phrase that will demonstrate one or more ways to create interesting melodies using the arpeggio shape. Those exercises or licks are written in such a way that you can repeat each phrase over and over again - to improve your technique and memory and save time in your improvisation.

All the arpeggios come with pick directions and special exercises to master the Rest-Stroke picking technique.

Rest Stroke Picking

22 arpeggio shapes

22 exercises – licks you can make a natural part in your improvisations right away!

Praise for this course:

by carlos arancibia

Great complement to the Arpeggio course

If you have the Arpeggio course, I find this to be a great complement....and it is free. It doesn't have all the arpeggios you will learn in the arpeggio course but I do enjoy the various "tricks" he gives with each arpeggio. Whether he shows you ...

by Bill P

A great resource

I'm new to Gypsy Jazz and have found this a great starting point. I don't always agree with the LH fingerings, but I've learned other styles. There seems to be quite a lot of debate on LH fingering anyway, largely down to Django's disability no do...

by graeme burton

by carlos arancibia

Great complement to the Arpeggio course

If you have the Arpeggio course, I find this to be a great complement....and it is free. It doesn't have all the arpeggios you will learn in the arpeggio course but I do enjoy the various "tricks" he gives with each arpeggio. Whether he shows you ...

by Bill P

A great resource

I'm new to Gypsy Jazz and have found this a great starting point. I don't always agree with the LH fingerings, but I've learned other styles. There seems to be quite a lot of debate on LH fingering anyway, largely down to Django's disability no do...

by graeme burton

OK title. Serves its purpose i would say.

This is a great help. Thanks so much for this, Yaakov. Gary

by Gary Floyd

by Nico Mc Loughlin

by nick glad

by rhon apostol

Treasure

A true treasure trove of knowledge, practice tips, licks and the know-how to invent your own - and all for free (you don't even have to remember to say "Open Sesame." Many thanks to Yaakov, who uses his crystal ball to see into the minds of his s...

by Donna Radin
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...

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