Gypsy Guitar: The Secrets, Volume 1
By Denis Roux and Samy Daussat
The Gypsy Swing as Played by the Masters!
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A series of tips, tricks, and techniques as used by the masters introduces the gypsy guitar style of playing. The first section covers the various traditional accompaniment rhythms such as pumping, waltz, bolero, bossa nova, and rumba. Part two introduces solo playing with techniques used in gypsy jazz: damping, sweeping, rolling, chromaticism, and more. The book ends with six pieces played by Angelo Debarre and accompanied by Samy Daussat. An aid to practicing soloing, the play-along tracks can be found at the end of the CD along with all the exercises.