Gypsy technique thread
So im possibly going to be in a trio with two other guitars that are very talented. They also played gypsy and got me hooked on listening to it, ad now i might be playing with them. So my request is what are some good techniques, excluding the bop feel i already got that down, they are going for amore tradition feel like Django, with a little Rosenberg trio flair.
P.S. playing electric and upright for project
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Not sure if this will help, but a few scales that might come up include:
C D Eb F# G Ab B C (Hungarian Gypsy/Hungarian minor)
C Db E F G Ab B C (Hungarian Folk)
C Db E F G Ab Bb C (Phrygian Dominant)
And I'm not sure that this comment is technique-related, but I'd put more emphasis on the b9s than you might ordinarily.
Along with FretlessMainly's comment, if it was the distinctive scales you were curious about, Al DiMeola's Egyptian Danza also opened me up to interesting shapes. It opens in C# major with the tones that in a straight scale would be C# D F F# G# A B. This same scale when started on F# gives a standard F# minor but uses a major 7th(F).
It made more sense when I would transpose it to E maj. E F G# A B C D E
And the same notes as an A minor A B C D E F G# A.
Moving the modes on different starting notes opened up a lot to appreciating other shapes. Hope this helps
Look into Flamenco, it gives a basic starting point to Romani Music.
In Europe it is Romani Music that we associate with Traditional Gypsy Culture. This give way Gypsy dance, Gypsy Song, Gypsy Music etc and its sub genres of Gypsy Jazz, Gypsy Rock, Gypsy Pop etc. so search
Romani Music for more ideas.
I'd recommend poking around here a bit:
When I was playing around with the gypsy jazz style on guitar a couple years ago that forum was far and away the best source of insight as to how the real heavy hitters like Stochelo Rosenberg and Bireli Lagrene thought about and played jazz.
Start listening to Django and the Rosenberg Trio! Louis Vola is great because he always played what fits and doesn't get all uptight about showing off his chops constantly. He was never one for going off on tangents and was all about reinforcing the root. Plus he was a slapper, so he acted as the drummer as well.
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