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Gypsy Guitar,
Gypsy Rhythm Bossa/Rhumba Part 1.
Except for just playing swing
using those kinds of rhythms,
somehow these gypsy songs are being
played in the rumba style.
So.
[MUSIC]
So, I'm wanna show you how to to play
Gypsy Rumba Rhythm,
like [SOUND] So, you, like this.
It starts on the A, on the A minor.
[MUSIC]
Faster.
[MUSIC]
Slow.
[MUSIC]
So, what I'm doing, this hand is just
moving down, up, down, up, down,
[MUSIC]
and then up.
Bop, bop, de bop.
Left hand's going like this.
[MUSIC]
One, two,
three, four, one two, three, four, one,
two, three, four, one, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
But don't lift it too much.
It's important to mute it here.
[MUSIC]
A little bit faster.
[MUSIC]
And you can start.
[MUSIC]
Doing some backbeat here.
[MUSIC]
Then your hand goes, dinka, ducka,
ducka, ducka.
[MUSIC]
And this is called a Gypsy Balsa.
[MUSIC]
Nee, nee, dun, dun.
Up and down, and up and
down, and doo, doo.
[MUSIC]
Left hand is doing like this.
One, two, three, four,
one, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
So, these strokes are all the same, but
the difference in sound wise is created by
lifting up your left hand a little bit,
just to create that muted sound.
[MUSIC]
Rhumba.
[MUSIC]
Then we
do Balsa.
[MUSIC]
And
you can combine
these two.
And let's try the,
the rhumba backing track.
It's not that fast.
We're gonna do it slightly slower.
Here we go.
[MUSIC]
See my right hand?
[MUSIC]
Some of that back beat, balsa.
[MUSIC]
Back rumba.
This is a good exercise for
your right hand.
Keep up stamina, keep up, keep it going.
[MUSIC]
That's a little roll.
[MUSIC]
Going to the balsa.
[MUSIC]
Gypsy Guitar,
Gypsy Rhythm Bossa/Rhumba Part 2.
Rhumba and Bossa rhythms.
The bossa can also,
of course, be much slower.
[SOUND] When you're like doing a.
[MUSIC]
Instead
of the traditional way of
playing you know, bossa.
[MUSIC]
Like this way.
[MUSIC]
Like the Brazilian style.
[MUSIC]
Here you do this instead.
[MUSIC]
The [SOUND]
[MUSIC]
And you can even do like a double time
funk thing.
This is more, more advanced, but
instead of doing two, three, four.
You can start [SOUND]
Down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up.
[SOUND] 16th note.
[SOUND]
[MUSIC]
Or it's like this.
[MUSIC]
We create like a funky effect.
[MUSIC]
And then go back.
So when you hear.
[MUSIC]
It's
important to try to find
the same tempo again.
One, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
Like that.
So practice these bossa and
rhumba rhythms to the backing track,
and send me some videos, and upload
it to [email protected] and
you will get some feedback from me.
And will be interesting interesting for
me to see how you improve in this style,
the gypsy guitar style.
It's pretty difficult guitar style.
Almost to be compared to flamenco and, and
stuff like that because it takes a long
time to get the volume to get
the right time to be relaxed,
to get enough volume to play
acoustically without a pick.
Especially when you're used to playing
electric guitar having to plug it into
the amp, and you can just turn up
the volume when you need some more.
But here, it's all in the right hand.
So just remember to be relaxed.
If you get tense, it won't be any good at
all and it's easy to injure yourself, too.
So, you'd rather take it slow and
be relaxed,
and build up your stamina
in your right hand.
All right.
Thank you.
[MUSIC]