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Gypsy Guitar,
Minor 6 Arpeggio and Ornaments.
This lesson is about some of
the useful devices and arpeggios and
triads that can be used for gypsy jazz,
gypsy guitar improvisation.
In all styles of music,
improvising is about creating melodies and
not about scales or molds in that sense.
But as I told you while
we did a jazz block.
It's good to know a few of these things,
you know,
especially to get started,
to create the vocabulary.
And then, move on and just use your ears
and try to use these notes you learned,
and in gypsy jazz is more about triads and
arpeggios than actual scales.
If you would analyze a, a,
a jazz player or Beebo player.
If you analyze what they're doing.
If you analyze what he's doing for
instance you will find that.
It's a basically melody lines
consisting of scales and arpeggios and
triads with chromatic passing notes.
And other melodic ideas, but
in gypsy jazz the basic idea is to
play around the triad and
arpeggio of the chord.
Using these ornaments that
the gypsies used like.
[MUSIC]
Stuff like that.
To make it sound more
[MUSIC]
Gypsy flavored, while improvising.
Instead of just playing
[MUSIC]
You can play
[MUSIC]
Something like that you know,
to create that kind of genuine sound.
And I will teach you how to
link together these triads and
arpeggios to get you started
while you're improvising.
One of the most basic arpeggios for,
for this style is to minor 6 arpeggio.
And let's start in A minor,
because we've been working on
the chord changes of minor string.
So the notes of this arpeggio would be A,
C, E,
F sharp, A, C, E and F sharp.
And as you can see, part of my concept is
to think of the guitar as one big units,
so instead of teaching
you precisions like this.
I will try to make you practice
these arpeggios like this instead.
So if we have A, C, E, F sharp, A, C,
E, F sharp, A, C, E, F sharp.
[MUSIC]
If you play that you can see you
that's one octave.
Here's two.
If you go up here, it's three.
[SOUND] So you have a much wider
range of notes if you do it this way.
And you might even notice that the,
the fingering looks exactly
the same on every second string,
so this is a minor 3rd interval.
[SOUND] Whole step.
Minor 3rd interval.
Whole step.
Minor 3rd interval, whole step,
all the way like that.
[MUSIC]
And you can start a phrase here.
[MUSIC]
Go all the way down, and
the picking will be the same too.
Down up, then you change string, down up,
down up, down up, down up, down up.
Down up, down up, down up,
down up, down up, down up.
And then you can try to move this up and
start on the the 3rd.
On the C.
Then you will have the first
interval would be a a major 3rd.
C, E.
Then the intervals is a minor 3rd.
F Sharp, A.
And major, major 3rd again, same thing.
Minor 3rd, major 3rd, minor.
Going down it will be the same,
minor 3rd, major 3rd, minor 3rd,
major 3rd, minor 3rd, major 3rd.
If you move this up and start on the, for
instance, the 5th, you start on the A E.
We'll have whole step, E, F sharp,
minor 3rd A, C, E, F sharp, C, A, C,
that's a minor 3rd,
then that whole step again.
And then you can go down and
start 'cause you getting too high up.
So you can go here to F,
to the 6, F sharp, and
do a minor 3rd, major 3rd, minor 3rd,
major 3rd, minor 3rd, major, major 3rd.
And this way I've covered
the whole neck and
you can play phrases that starts
down here and ends up here.
[MUSIC]
And the picking will be the same,
all the time and the fingering will be the
same every second string in each position.
If you look at it this way.
Might be also good to
check it out you know,.
If you wanna learn the minor 6
arpeggio like this in the position.
But then the picking would be much more
awkward because you have to change
all the time.
This way, doing it two notes per string,
you would get a consistent
flow with your picking.
So yeah, let's just practice these
arpeggios a little bit, going like this.
[MUSIC]
Down,
up, down, up, down, up, down,
up, down, up, down, up.
And then you can turn around.
Down, up, down, up, down, up,
down, up, down, up, down, up.
And after a while you can start,
just create, try to create some melodies.
Maybe using some of these ornaments like
[MUSIC]
Something like that, or.
Except for practicing these
arpeggios minor 6 arpeggios.
And it's also good prac, practice the pure
minor triad, to find it all over the neck.
Yes, practice.
[MUSIC]
And in a few different keys.
[MUSIC]
So you will find it.
D minor, for instance.
A minor.
[MUSIC]
Like that.
And I might also have to
explain what an ornament is for
those of you who didn't understand.
Ornament means you do something,
instead of you is playing this
note [SOUND] I might even make it
more interesting by doing [SOUND]
Like that.
[MUSIC]
Instead of [SOUND]
Am I too, or instead
of going
[MUSIC]
I might do.
[MUSIC]
That's an ornament.
So combining these triads arpeggios and
ornaments,
you will create the be able
to create melody lines and
achieve the basic gypsy guitar sound.
[MUSIC]