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    Default L'Espirit Manouche by Derek Sebastian/other good gypsy book recs?

    i'm thinking about ordering this book....

    "L'Espirit Manouche" by Derek Sebastian

    http://search.barnesandnoble.com/boo...80786668946&x=

    though it's is written for gtr it does have standard notation as well as tab.

    looks like a good one...anyone familiar or have any experience w this book?

    i think i'm also gonna get a book of transcribed Grappeli solos "Stephane Grappeli Gypsy Jazz Violin" that also looks at his signature phrases and licks.

    http://search.barnesandnoble.com/boo...80786679584&x=

    any other good recommendations?
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    Default Re: L'Espirit Manouche by Derek Sebastian/other good gypsy book r

    The Klipus book on Grappeli is good. Instead of the guitar book, I would look at "Getting Into Gypsy Jazz Violin" by Martin Norgaard.
    It covers the same type of material (on lead playing), but the fingering patterns work without tranlation.

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    Default Re: L'Espirit Manouche by Derek Sebastian/other good gypsy book r

    thanks for the tip, rjs.

    so how would you compare those two violin books then...is there much overlap?
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    Default Re: L'Espirit Manouche by Derek Sebastian/other good gypsy book r

    The Grappeli book has a section at the start about technique/style. Then has several annotated solos.
    The Norgaard book is more of an instructional course. It takes you through several songs while introducing
    improvisational concepts. If I had to get one, I would go with it. To learn the style, either transcribe
    the source or get the Grappeli book.

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    Default Re: L'Espirit Manouche by Derek Sebastian/other good gypsy book r

    ok then....i ended up ordering all three.

    positive thinker I am...i choose to believe GOOD things happen in threes!
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