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Gypsy Guitar, Gypsy Backbeat.
It's time to show you a special technique
that I call the Gypsy Backbeat.
That I learned from a great gypsy
guitarist called Tchavolo Schmitt.
And this technique goes
like this let's start with,
you can use it while doing chords,
while doing octaves.
We can, we can start with octaves,
we can take like this.
The 5th position A.
D.
A string, on the A string.
And D.
And on the G string like this.
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And then you do down.
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Up.
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Down.
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Practice this, one, two, three, four.
Down.
Up.
Down.
Down.
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Faster.
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Like that.
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Now I'm doing triplets.
But you can also do it with eight notes
and then you start on the off-beats.
So one, two, three, four, one.
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One.
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Two.
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Three.
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Four.
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One.
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And one.
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And two.
One.
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And three.
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And four.
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And one.
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And two.
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And four.
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And one.
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And two.
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And three.
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And four.
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And three.
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And four.
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And one.
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So one, two, three, four, one.
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And then you can also mute them.
So you do.
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Instead of doing that, you do.
One, two, three, four.
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Then I do, this hand stays the same, but.
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I'm lifting.
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Lifting up the fingers of my left hand.
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Like that.
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So down.
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Down.
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Down.
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Down.
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Up.
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One, two, three, four, one, down, up,
down, down, up, down, down,
up, down, down, up, down.
You can also do this with chords.
For instance, if you have like,
a B minor 7, I use my thumb.
Here the B string, on the E string.
Some gypsies do, I like that, so you can
make a chromatic down B flat minor 7.
A minor 7 and then a D9, so.
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Or.
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Like an intro for a, for a, a song.
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Like that.
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