Course Description

Ever wondered how to create long phrases over the Dom7 chord?

This course is the answer!

The core of this course is a complete system for creating a long and fast run, based on an idea transcribed from Django Reinhardt's solos.

You will learn the elements of this system - the harmonic minor and the mixob9b13 scales and the dim7 arpeggio. You’ll get tips on how to use them in your accompaniment and solo playing, plus examples from Django’s playing. Then, you will learn this special system that will improve your improvisation skills and technique dramatically and you'll see how I implement it over 4 famous songs – Bossa Dorado, All of Me, Minor Swing and Nuages.

Important - This course contains parts of lesson 22 from my previous site. It is also contains lots of new material!
If you already bought the old lesson contact me and you will be credited with the amount you paid.

After learning this course:

* You will know the theory behind the harmonic minor and the mixob9b13 scales.

* You will know how to play the harmonic minor and the mixob9b13 scales in various positions.

* You will know how to play the mixob9b13 scale in your improvisation over your entire fingerboard using a special lick.

* You will know how to combine the mixob9b13 scale with the dim7 arpeggio.

* You will know how Django used the mixob9b13 scale in the songs Les Yeux Noir and Rhythm Futur.

* You will get examples of the use of this idea in 4 songs:

  • Bossa Dorado
  • All of Me
  • Minor Swing
  • Nuages

* You will impruve your technique tremendesly!

Course curriculum

  • 01
    Chapter 1: The Harmonic Minor and the Mixob9b13 (30 minutes)
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    • 1.1 Introduction
    • 1.2 The Natural Minor and the Harmonic Minor
    • 1.3 The Mixob9b13Harmonic Minor 5th Below
    • 1.4 Scale Positions
    • 1.5 The Harmonic Minor and the Mixob9b13
    • 1.6 Community Discussion - Ask Questions, Comment and Share Your Thoughts!
  • 02
    Chapter 2: The dim7 (20 minutes)
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    • 2.1 Introduction to the dim7 Chord
    • 2.2 Chords and Arpeggio Shapes
    • 2.3 Dim7 as a Dom7b9 Arpeggio
    • 2.4 The dim7 Filler for Chord-Melody and Accompaniment
    • 2.5 Community Discussion - Ask Questions, Comment and Share Your Thoughts!
    • Dim7- PDF from the Complete Arpeggio and Rest-Stroke Picking course
  • 03
    Chapter 3: The dim7 and the Mixob9b13 Run (21 minutes)
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    • 3.1 The Concept
    • 3.2 G7b9 Run
    • 3.3 Example from Django's Rhythm Futur
    • 3.4 Example from Django's Dark Eyes
    • 3.5 The dim7 and the Mixob9b13 Run
    • 3.6 Community Discussion - Ask Questions, Comment and Share Your Thoughts!
  • 04
    Chapter 4: Guitar Mastery (34 minutes)
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    • 4.1 Introduction
    • 4.2 The Run in E7b9
    • 4.3 The Run in A7b9
    • 4.4 The Run in D7b9
    • 4.5 The Run in 12 keys - Slow Tempo
    • 4.6 The Run in 12 keys - Medium Tempo
    • 4.7 The Ultimate Gypsy Jazz Run in 12 Keys
  • 05
    Chapter 5: Examples Over Songs (19 minutes)
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    • 5.1 Minor Swing
    • 5.2 All Of Me
    • 5.3 Bossa Dorado
    • 5.4 Nuages

Reviews

  • Bruce Casazza

    “Hi Yaakov, Your the man! - Great courses, great website (the best out there). There are excellent gypsy jazz guitarists on the web, but you stand out! Your courses are presented in a caring manner - nothing is left to chance. I checked out th...”

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    “Hi Yaakov, Your the man! - Great courses, great website (the best out there). There are excellent gypsy jazz guitarists on the web, but you stand out! Your courses are presented in a caring manner - nothing is left to chance. I checked out the other gypsy jazz guitarists websites, though they are excellent guitarists, their websites are not so great. They are too random and confusing, not knowing where to start. Keep up the great work my friend! I just want to work on Ultimate Gypsy Run for a while before purchasing another course. Bruce”

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  • rich ross

    “Excellent!!! Easy to follow and learn, thanks Yakov”

    “Excellent!!! Easy to follow and learn, thanks Yakov”

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  • Matthew Materazzi

    “Once again Yaakov has given the online community a course that will add much depth and richness to anyone wishing to learn how to swing with authentic gypsy flavor. I have studied from a plethora of online teachers in this genre and I always come ...”

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    “Once again Yaakov has given the online community a course that will add much depth and richness to anyone wishing to learn how to swing with authentic gypsy flavor. I have studied from a plethora of online teachers in this genre and I always come back to Yaakov because I consider him to be the standard of what an online instructor in Gypsy Jazz should be. His method is easy to comprehend. He always welcomes questions, feedback and encourages uploads so he can carefully examine your technique and offer you guidance to help you become the best player you can be. Yaakov is a phenomenal player and a natural instructor (a rare combination indeed.) Cheers to Yaakov and all of his students.”

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  • andrew weinberg

    “I have been playing and listening to Django's music for the past 30 years. I know most of the songs and can solo over the changes but I always sounded like a bebop player playing gypsy swing. In other words, I could play the tunes, but never wit...”

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    “I have been playing and listening to Django's music for the past 30 years. I know most of the songs and can solo over the changes but I always sounded like a bebop player playing gypsy swing. In other words, I could play the tunes, but never with that authentic gypsy sound. I learned so much from this course. You are an excellent teacher and having the ability to play this lesson at half speed gives the added benefit of helping me understand the timing of the phrases as well as you played your run over several tunes as examples. So much of "that sound" comes from the phrasing, not just the notes. I would love for you to do an entire lesson on timing and phrasing one day. Thanks much for the fantastic lesson at a great price!!!”

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  • Travis Bleen

    “Yaakov really dives deeply into the workings and theory of this run. Very well taught and explained simply with great examples of its use.”

    “Yaakov really dives deeply into the workings and theory of this run. Very well taught and explained simply with great examples of its use.”

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  • David Jefferys

    “Another great course from Yaakov explaining how to get and use that exciting authentic Django fast run sound combination over a dominant 7 chord. Can't imagine ever being able to work this out from scratch myself. Love the sound it adds to a solo....”

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    “Another great course from Yaakov explaining how to get and use that exciting authentic Django fast run sound combination over a dominant 7 chord. Can't imagine ever being able to work this out from scratch myself. Love the sound it adds to a solo. Now need to practice hard to get the speed he demonstrates.”

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  • bernard GLORIAN

    “fantastic ways to resolve those harmonies , indeed !! real treasure ”

    “fantastic ways to resolve those harmonies , indeed !! real treasure ”

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