Course Description

I will show you how to learn a song in a way that gives you a deep understanding and allows you to improvise with the melody and chords, add tensions, colors, substitutes, and make the song "yours", so that you can make it original each time you play it. It's only then that the joy of music arises.

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 the delicious fish you get here, I’ll also teach you how to fish.

Enjoy the dish!

After Watching This Course:


*You will know how to play Tu Djaial melody and accompaniment - basic and advanced ways.

 *You will know how to play Bass&Chords Accompaniment.

* You will know how to create melodic lines with colorful tensions in your accompaniment and chords.

* You will know how to create an interesting improvisation around the melody.

* You will know how to create and play beautiful chord melody to the song.

* You will know how to compose your own intros and endings.

Course curriculum

  • 01
    Chapter 1: Waltz Accompaniment (12 minutes)
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    • 1.1 Technique - Basic Accompaniment
    • 1.2 Technique - Bass and Chords
    • 1.3 Waltz accompaniment
    • 1.4 Community Discussion - Ask Questions, Comment and Share Your Thoughts!
  • 02
    Chapter 2:Tu Djaial - The song (12 minutes)
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    • 2.1 Melody
    • 2.2 Basic accompaniment
    • 2.3 Tu Djaial - PDF
    • 2.4 Community Discussion - Ask Questions, Comment and Share Your Thoughts!
  • 03
    Chapter 3: Deepening the Harmony, Substitutes, Bass Lines (35 minutes)
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    • 3.1 Harmonic structure and available tensions
    • 3.1.2 Harmonic structure and available tensions - PDF
    • 3.2 Bass and Chords - A1
    • 3.3 Bass and Chords - A2
    • 3.4 Bass and Chords - B1
    • 3.5 Bass and Chords - B2
    • 3.6 Complete Bass and Chords Etude
    • 3.7 How to practice and how to implement harmonic ideas on other songs
    • 3.8 Bass and Chords Etude - PDF
    • 3.9 Community Discussion - Ask Questions, Comment and Share Your Thoughts!
  • 04
    Chapter 4: Chord Melody (20 minutes)
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    • 4.1 Chord melody - A1
    • 4.2 Chord melody - A2
    • 4.3 Chord Melody - B Part
    • 4.4 Putting it all together
    • 4.5 Chord Melody Etude - PDF
    • 4.6 Community Discussion - Ask Questions, Comment and Share Your Thoughts!
  • 05
    Chapter 5: Improvisation (19 minutes)
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    • 5.1 Improvisation etude - A part
    • 5.2 Improvisation etude - B part
    • 5.3 Putting it all together
    • 5.4 Improvisation etude - PDF
    • 5.5 Community Discussion - Ask Questions, Comment and Share Your Thoughts!
  • 06
    Chapter 6: Intro and ending (14 minutes)
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    • 6.1 Composing an Intro with a harmonic progression
    • 6.2 Composing an intro with single notes
    • 6.3 Ending
    • 6.4 Intro and Ending - PDF
    • 6.5 Community Discussion - Ask Questions, Comment and Share Your Thoughts!
  • 07
    Play Along
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    • Tu Djaial Play Along

Reviews

  • j c

    “if you like the gypsy jazz style then you have to have this course. it covers so much content in step by step lessons that it's impossible not to learn something from this. no matter what level your playing is at, you will learn something from thi...”

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    “if you like the gypsy jazz style then you have to have this course. it covers so much content in step by step lessons that it's impossible not to learn something from this. no matter what level your playing is at, you will learn something from this course. another amazing course from yaakov. he is the best tutor for gypsy jazz guitar on the internet, he is always there to help and the discussion forums are excellent for getting opinions from other players. another amazing course, loads of content and amazing value, yaakov does it again. "EXCELLENT", cheers yaakov.”

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  • HJB Borutta

    “Dear Yaakov; I do like very much your approach to offer a comprehensive approach for one tune: melody, chords, chord melody, arpeggio etude, more sophisticated chords sequences and fills for the rhythm player etc. That is the way how every g...”

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    “Dear Yaakov; I do like very much your approach to offer a comprehensive approach for one tune: melody, chords, chord melody, arpeggio etude, more sophisticated chords sequences and fills for the rhythm player etc. That is the way how every guitarist should approach a new tune. Very well done!! I could progress very fast as you laid out everything very clearly and in a logical way including the continuous mentioning of the harmonic context. I have now a new song in my repertoire. Altogether a great learning experience and 10 out of 10 points. HJB”

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  • ian randell

    “really brilliant course ! i have dvd's books/cd's, other courses by other great musicians,..this,..is the best i've come across,..it really helps you to 'break out' (yes jail pun intended!) of all the licks and ruts that the other's make you try...”

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    “really brilliant course ! i have dvd's books/cd's, other courses by other great musicians,..this,..is the best i've come across,..it really helps you to 'break out' (yes jail pun intended!) of all the licks and ruts that the other's make you try to rely on. it also pushed me to the limit with the variants of chords that support the ideas. a concise course by a brilliant (i rate yaakov the best) teacher. i myself have taught rock,chet atkins, blues,and a few other styles professionally as a career for 30 years so i know what i'm talking about ..and if you want to turn minimal time into maximum progress, this is the course for you! ”

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  • Vebjørn Igland

    “I would recommend this course for everyone wanting to improve their playing. The subjects brought up are not just super helpful and inspiring, but also conveyed in a very understandable and detailed manner. Yaakov is truly a great teacher! He...”

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    “I would recommend this course for everyone wanting to improve their playing. The subjects brought up are not just super helpful and inspiring, but also conveyed in a very understandable and detailed manner. Yaakov is truly a great teacher! He fully understands what he is teaching, and manages to explain stuff that really is pretty advanced in a way that makes you able to wrap your head around it. To me that is one of the most important traits of a great teacher. If you want to vastly increase your gypsy jazz skill and understanding, this is definitely the way to go :)”

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  • Jon Richmond

    “Having made a start on this course and learned the melody and harmony, and already familiar with soloing using triads and arpeggios, I set the course aside and made my own exploration of what I could do with the tune. I'm now glad I returned to co...”

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    “Having made a start on this course and learned the melody and harmony, and already familiar with soloing using triads and arpeggios, I set the course aside and made my own exploration of what I could do with the tune. I'm now glad I returned to complete the course - I now have a much better idea of how to work with the tools I have, and many new ideas for their use in this tune and other tunes. I really enjoyed the course.”

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  • Bogdan Ion

    “Aside from being a top-notch player, Yaakov is a truly gifted and dedicated teacher. His lessons and examples are designed with utmost care and he is really committed to the progress of his students. The course is designed as a progress...”

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    “Aside from being a top-notch player, Yaakov is a truly gifted and dedicated teacher. His lessons and examples are designed with utmost care and he is really committed to the progress of his students. The course is designed as a progressively complex example that starts from very basic principles and proceeds to evolve in many directions (harmonic and melodic structure, building melodic lines into accompaniment, scaffolding for improvisation, etc.) and, equally importantly, provides an ample array of situations that require one to develop or improve their technique (in both hands and also both in accompaniment and single note). Furthermore, everything is set up in such a fashion that it gives one great enjoyment when seeing how their newly acquired skill can be put to work. I can say that unless you are a fairly advanced player you will be occupied for at least a couple of years trying to fully grasp technically what the course has to offer. I enthusiastically recommend it.”

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