This massive book offers a comprehensive study of the Gypsy jazz or Manouche guitar style as perceived by French guitarists Derek Sebastian and Romane, two of the endest modern day practitioners of the Django Reinhardt style. Access to audio download online.
Each of the thirty-six progressive chapters consists of: A.) Technique developed through exercises, chord progressions / diagrams, and illustrations of fingerboard-B. positions) A harmony lesson with leads in the Manouche style- C.) Soloing based on the harmonic structure of a given theme- and D.) Self-testing materials with answers.
The companion audio for LEspirit Manouche is unique in that it provides you with the best of both worlds. The MIDI tracks, which can be accessed via most audio players on PC or Macintosh computers, allow the student to play along with both short sentences and extensive rhythm tracks- at any desired tempo- The audio tracks on the companion audio download available online.
LEspirit Manouche not only makes Gypsy jazz accessible - it offers an opportunity to master the Manouche style. While many exercises and tunes appear in both standard notation and tab, not to mention chord or fretboard diagrams, standard notation is predominant.