Events

Gypsy Guitar Master Class

Gypsy Guitar Master Class

Saturday, April 22, 1:00PM

Gypsy Swing Master Class for Guitarists

Tickets :
$15

(Receive a $5.00 discount if you purchase a ticket to the workshop and evening performance of the Hot Club of San Francisco)

Event Description

This masterclass is geared for intermediate to advanced players of all ages and is comprised of a lecture, demonstration, participation and Q&A. It will encompass everything from the swinging rhythm to the solo voice as defined by such players as Django Reinhardt, Stochelo Rosenberg, Fapy Lafertin, Romane, and Angelo Debarre. Paul Mehling has studied and played with many of the top gypsy swing players from around the world. He is uniquely qualified to answer all questions concerning the various technical challenges presented by playing this music. He will explain the harmonic considerations that define the genre including which notes to play, which notes to emphasize, how to deal with troublesome chord changes, melodic constructions, 'gypsy' chords, ornamentation, and the scales that create the magic and mystery of gypsy swing. Two or more tunes will be analyzed and then played by the group, allowing for comparison and review by all