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Jazz help

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by vicenzajay, Feb 23, 2005.


  1. Hey guys,

    Stretching myself playing with an awesome gypsy jazz guitarist...would love some advice, etc. on alternate jazz walking lines.

    I'm not talking about rhthym changes solely - much of the music is built around them. I'm just looking to expand the "jazz run" arsenal with your ideas.

    thanks!
    Jay
     
  2. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Moved to General Instruction.
     
  3. If it's gypsy jazz guitar you might want to try playing more two-step kinds of bass lines rather than walk. I dunno, that's just what I think.
     
  4. ole Jason

    ole Jason Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Louisville, KY
    Yep just listen to all the greats to get an idea of what they did. I kind of think of gypsy jazz as a cross between jazz and folk/bluegrass. There's lots of 2-stepping and runs on the turnarounds and changes.
     
  5. LARUMBLE

    LARUMBLE

    Feb 11, 2005
    BUNNY BRUNNEL HAS SEVERAL BOOKS THAT I USE JUST GOOGLE THE NAME TO FIND :bassist: :bassist: :bassist: