Melody Mastery

Melody Mastery

Learn the songs When Day is Done and I'll See You In My Dreams, Implement 11 important and practical tools to create your own improvisation around any song’s melody.

Melody Mastery


"Melody is the king" (Quincy Jones).

Django Reinhardt was a master in playing melodies- almost transforming them into his own original compositions with his astonishingly new and fresh versions.

In this course, you will learn how to do it too!

Follow in Django’s footsteps - learn how to play Django’s full solo over the song “When Day Is Done,” note by note, slowly. This is a beautiful piece of music, a masterpiece in itself, and there is so much to learn from it!

The course examines Django's unforgettable version, extracting from it 11 important and practical tools to create your own improvisation around a song’s melody and, taking it a step further, building your improvisation around a song’s melody, just like Django!

Learn the original melody of the song, the accompaniment with inversions, substitutes and guides for improvisation in the same shapes that Django used!

Learn how to color your melody with notes from the chord, or color your improvisation with fragments from the melody.

You’ll learn how to implement your new skills on other songs, such as “I’ll See You in My Dreams.”

Important - This course contains parts of lessons 26-31 from my previous site. It also contains many new lessons and lots of exciting new material!

Praise for this course:

Brilliant

Once again, Yaakov gives you the necessary tools to become a solid guitarist within the Gypsy Jazz genre. The best online teacher out there.

by Matthew Materazzi

Invaluable for anybody that struggles with improvisation!

This a fantastic course for anybody that struggles with improvisation. A real eye-opener that makes you see the fretboard in a new way (at least for me) and recognize the harmony within each chord. I highly recommend this to any intermediate to ad...

by Richard Williams

Brilliant

Once again, Yaakov gives you the necessary tools to become a solid guitarist within the Gypsy Jazz genre. The best online teacher out there.

by Matthew Materazzi

Invaluable for anybody that struggles with improvisation!

This a fantastic course for anybody that struggles with improvisation. A real eye-opener that makes you see the fretboard in a new way (at least for me) and recognize the harmony within each chord. I highly recommend this to any intermediate to ad...

by Richard Williams
Yaakov Hoter
Yaakov Hoter
Professional Musician and Teacher

About the instructor

Yaakov Hoter is a musician, composer, educator and recording and performing artist born in Israel in 1976. He studied at the Rimon Music College and earned his B.A. at the Jerusalem Academy of Music.
He and his band, Swing de Gitanes have performed widely at festivals in Israel and worldwide and collaborated with outstanding acclaimed musicians as Lulo Reinhardt, Martin Taylor, Miki Gavrielov, Evan Christopher, Stephane Wrembel and more..
Yaakov established a popular online guitar school, with a uniquely effective student oriented method and he brings his special approach directly to students in private lessons, group workshops and retreats in Israel and abroad, attracting a worldwide following.
He has a signature line of guitars made to his exacting standard of playability, affordability and great sound, made by Polak guitars.

What's included?

54 Videos
6 PDFs
8 Disqus
2 Downloads

Course Curriculum