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Jazz & More Guitar Lessons: Gypsy Rhythm Changes

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Gypsy Guitar, Rhythm Changes.
The last exercise of this
gypsy guitar course will be to
practice the solo over
the changes of a song in G Major.
And the changes are basically
rhythm changes.
And rhythm changes means originally they
come from a song called I Got Rhythm,
an old jazz standard.
And after that, jazz musicians continued
to make new themes and variations of these
chords and making new themes, improvising
over the basic form of I Got Rhythm.
And so did Django.
And this one is in G major.
So we have G, E minor,
A minor, D7 like this.
Then, G, G7, C.
And C sharp diminished.
G, D Minor.
Same thing.
1, 6, 2, 5.
Then G.
G7, C, C sharp diminished and
then G, D, E.
This bridge that we practiced,
the circle of dominant chords.
B7 going to E7.
A7 going to D7, back to the A section.
G, a C, G, G7,
C, G C sharp diminished, G, D, G.
And since you've been studying
the previous exercises,
you know what to play here.
You know what to play on x,
A section and the 1, 6, 2, 5.
You know what to play on the bridge,
and the only thing I haven't.
Analyzed is this part.
G going to G7.
To C.
To C diminished.
And there you guys got,
to get, can [INAUDIBLE].
G7 [SOUND] Or D-flat 7,
the tritone substitution,
leading to C major.
And on this chord.
The C sharp diminished,
you can use the C sharp diminished
arpeggio, the E diminished arpeggio.
Because it's symmetrical.
You just move it in, in minor 3rds.
When you have the G.
Symmetrical diminish arpeggio.
And you have the B flat.
That leads back.
to G like this.
And what Django sometimes did, instead of
playing from C Major
to C sharp diminished,
instead he was using the, from C Major.
He was using the C minor arpeggio.
C minor 6, over.
This C sharp,
symmetrical C sharp diminished chord.
And that's pretty common today
too among gypsy players.
They do that same concept.
It doesn't really work theoretically,
but it works.
It sounds pretty good, so.
let's try it, and
let's improvise over these chord changes.
Here we go.