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Gypsy Jazz Mandolin Essentials
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About This Course
 
Learn to play swing and jazz mandolin from scratch, with a step-by-step method for learning swing chord voicings, as well as simple, swingin’, melody-based solos for some of the most popular songs in the jazz and swing repertoire. Designed for newcomers to playing jazz and swing.
 
 
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In this video, Aaron walks you through the simple solo he’s created for “Minor Swing.”

 
 
 
Meet the Instructor
Aaron Weinstein
 
 
Called “a perfect musician” by jazz guitar legend, Bucky Pizzarelli, Aaron Weinstein “is rapidly establishing himself as one of his instrument’s rare jazz masters.” (Don Heckman, International Review of Music). Aaron is a respected violinist and mandolinist, widely regarded as one of the mandolin’s leading exponents in the jazz idiom, and author of the jazz mandolin book Mandolin Chord Melody System (Mel Bay Publications). He was recently named as one of Downbeat magazine’s Rising Stars in the venerable publication’s 2019 critic’s poll.
 
 
 
Peghead Play-Along Tracks
 
Peghead Nation is creating a library of accompaniment videos (and downloadable MP3s) for songs and tunes that are taught on the site, classics that you'll find at many jams and picking parties. As a subscriber, you have access to this library and can use the tracks to practice playing tunes and songs at a slow or medium tempo with guitar accompaniment. New songs will be added regularly.
 
 
Gypsy Jazz Mandolin Essentials Source Material

Check out these songs featured in the Gypsy Jazz Mandolin Essentials course.


The Gypsy Jazz Mandolin Essentials Subscription Includes:
  • A step-by-step, down-to-earth, non-theoretical approach to learning jazz and swing fundamentals on the mandolin
  • Advice on soloing and improvising geared toward finding melodic and rhythmic variations on the melody
  • New lessons added every month
  • High-quality video with multiple camera angles so you can see close-ups of both hands in action
  • Detailed notation, tab, and chord diagrams for each lesson
  • Play-Along Track videos and audio downloads so you can practice along with Aaron
 
 
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Learn to play swing and jazz mandolin from scratch, with a step-by-step method for learning swing chord voicings, as well as simple, swingin’, melody-based solos for some of the most popular songs in the jazz and swing repertoire. Designed for newcomers to playing jazz and swing.

 
 
Gypsy Jazz Mandolin Essentials Course Outline
 
Welcome to Gypsy Jazz Mandolin Essentials
 

In Gypsy Jazz Mandolin Essentials, you'll learn to play swing and jazz mandolin from scratch, with a step-by-step method for learning swing chord voicings, as well as simple, swingin’, melody-based solos for some of the most popular songs in the jazz and swing repertoire. This course is designed for newcomers to playing jazz and swing, and in this video, Aaron talks about what he's going to be doing in his course.

 
C Jam Blues
 

In this first lesson, you’ll learn three basic movable swing voicings for the mandolin: C7, F7, and G7, which are the three chords you’ll need to know to play a blues in the key of C. You’ll also learn to play the basic swing rhythm 4/4 pulse, which involves playing a down stroke on each quarter note and then lifting your fingers so that you damp the second half of the quarter note. Aaron also shows you a simple solo on Duke Ellington’s classic “C Jam Blues,” which, as you might have guessed, is a blues in C.

 
Minor Swing
 

Django Reinhardt’s classic “Minor Swing” is one of the most popular Gypsy jazz tunes. In this lesson, you’ll learn two new chord voicings (Am and Dm) as well as a simple solo to “Minor Swing.”

 
Honeysuckle Rose
 

 

Fats Waller’s swing “Honeysuckle Rose” has been recorded by nearly everybody, and the version by Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club of France is a classic. In this lesson, you’ll learn a new voicing that can function as a minor seven or major chord (in this case, a Gm7 or a Bb) and a solo on “Honeysuckle Rose” composed by Aaron.

 

 
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
 

To play the swing standard “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” you’ll learn two new chord voicings: G6 and Bb diminished. You’ll also learn a solo composed by Aaron.

 
All of Me
 

“All of Me” is one of the most popular swing and jazz standards. In this lesson, you’ll learn two new voicings (Dm7 and F6) as well as a great single-note solo.

 
Sweet Sue
 

“Sweet Sue” (originally called “Sweet Sue, Just You”) was a popular song in 1928, and soon became a jazz standard. Great early recordings include those by Django Reinhardt and Benny Goodman. You don’t need to learn any new voicings to play “Sweet Sue”; you can use those you’ve already learned.

 
Dark Eyes
 

“Dark Eyes” is a Russian folk song that was written in the mid-1800s. Tommy Dorsey recorded it in 1937 and it became a favorite with Gypsy jazz musicians after Django Reinhardt’s 1940 recording. It’s in the key of D minor and uses chord voicings you’ve already learned.

 
Lady Be Good
 

The Gershwin Brothers’ song “Lady Be Good” is one of the most popular swing and jazz standards, and there are innumerable great versions, including those by Count Basie and Lester Young, Django Reinhardt, and Ella Fitzgerald.  It’s usually played in the key of G and uses chord voicings you’ve already learned.

 
Daphne
 

“Daphne” is a classic Gypsy jazz song from Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grapelli, and the Hot Club of France that was recorded in 1938. It’s in the key of D, with a bridge in Eb that repeats the same chord progression as the first two bars of the A part, but in the key of Eb. In this lesson, you’ll learn the rhythm part, which also includes a riff that everyone plays together, as well as a solo composed by Aaron.

 
Coquette - New Lesson
 

“Coquette” is a swing jazz standard that was popular in the 1930s and ’40s. There are notable recordings by Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli, and the Hot Club of France as well as Louis Armstrong and others. Aaron shows you “Coquette” in the key of D and gives you a voicing of a D6 chord that you can use.

 
 
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