Intro to Gypsy Jazz for All Instruments-Part 2
Tracy Kim
Artichoke Community Music: On-Line Class (location map)
Tuesday, 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
06/09/20 - 07/14/20 (6 weeks)


ONLINE CLASS VIA ZOOM. Tracy will send a link to access the workshop once you are registered.

Welcome to the beautiful world and sounds of Gypsy Jazz!  Yes, Tracy will take you back in time to pre-war France and the hot swinging sounds of Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France!  This class will focus on the music and guitar style of the great French Gypsy Jazz guitarist, Django Reinhardt. 

We will examine his compositions and improvisations, both in terms of chords and melody. Django's unique technique will reveal his fretboard concept. This approach can be applied to any style of music or to anyone who wants to increase their fretboard knowledge. Tracy will reveal the mystery behind creating the swinging chords and his beautiful melodic 'gypsy' style single note lines.

This class is now open to all instruments. The past classes has included: violin, accordion, clarinet, dobro, etc. No music reading is necessary. Tracy will supply tabs including songs, exercises, licks, techniques, and also teach his colorful "special effects." For non-guitar players, standard notation will be used as well. Mandolin tab will also be supplied for mandolinists. Uke tabs for ukulele players(low g string recommended).

The Gypsy Jazz Class will be presented and taught by Tracy Kim, who has studied and performed in this style for over 20 years. He has hosted many local gypsy jazz jam sessions and also workshops specifically on gypsy jazz. He currently performs with the Kung Pao Chickens, the 12th Avenue Hot Club, and his own trio. This class  is a perfect introduction to playing in the style of Django Reinhardt.

For this round of Gypsy Jazz classes, Tracy teaches some contemporary favorites in addition to the early hits that Django made famous.  The list of songs will be chosen from this master set list:

Bossa Dorado, Lulu Swing, Nuages, Tears, Sweet Sue, Caravan, Swing 42, For Sephora, Troublant Bolero, Honeysuckle Rose, and 12th Year.

This will be a super fun class and will demonstrate varies styles, techniques, and chord and melodic ideas.  Soloing will also be discussed.  Don’t miss it!

If you are an instrumentalist other than guitar or would like more information, please contact Tracy:

The Drop In rate per class is $30.  You can email Tracy if you would to do a Drop-in session.

Upcoming Meetings
07/14/20    6:45 PM Tuesday 07/14/20 6:45 PM