By Mandolin Cafe
July 8, 2007 - 4:30 am
Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm for Mandolin includes 12 great swing standards recorded by Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli, and the Quintette of the Hot Club of France.
You play along with a Hot Club-style rhythm section (on CD, with Dix Bruce and Jason Vanderford on rhythm guitars and Steve Hanson on string bass, Dix on mandolin and guitar leads) and learn chords, comping, and melodies, then let the band back you up as you practice chords and soloing.
You play all the leads while the band backs you up. Beginners can practice basic skills while more advanced players can hone their improvisation chops, each at their own individual learning pace.
Includes standard notation, tablature, chord diagrams, lyrics, playing tips, and more. Each song is presented on the CD at slow and regular speed. Finally the band plays several choruses and you play all the leads.
Songs may be repeated, at slow or regular speed, as many times as you wish in order to perfect phrases, melodies and solos. Potential for improvement is unlimited. Audio samples on at the Musix's website.
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