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Any Good Gypsy Jazz Method Books?
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FortyNothing
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I'm just getting into Gypsy Jazz and was wondering if there were any good method books for Gypsy Jazz. I was able to find the whole real book collection of Django tunes, but they're just lead lines as you would expect with any real or fake book. Anything out there with good instruction?

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I also like gypsy jazz but I don’t know if there are good books. I was looking for a while but this genre is quit difficult and lot of tunes are not only in first position. At least, as far as I found. 

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Fiddlershop.com has a book listed published from melbay.  I also know of a book by Stephen Dudash that sharmusic has.  I dont own either.  Just 2 I know of.

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I just posted this somewhere but I don't see it now.

This Stéphane Grappelli book is a lot of fun. Not all that easy though.

https://fiddlershop.com/collec.....ook-cd-set

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@Fiddlerman yeah i posted this a few days ago in the Learning to Play section and wasn't getting any answers. Feel free to delete that one.

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I think it's OK to leave it there. No worries. 🙂

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It's likely to be difficult. The Grappelli book is probably the best you can do.

There's a Grappelli composition called Flonville that the ABRSM prescribe for their grade 6 exam: -

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Gordon there were 2 topics on this.  Your other post is here.  

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confused. Thanks anyway!cheers

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Gordon Shumway said
It's likely to be difficult. The Grappelli book is probably the best you can do.

There's a Grappelli composition called Flonville that the ABRSM prescribe for their grade 6 exam: -

  

Yeah I'm grade 1 on my best day. I'll just stick to the lead sheets I have from a Django Fakebook I found.

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I wonder what people think of that Grappelli recording.

I'm disappointed - I thought he was better than that. I remembered him as having perfect intonation, which he doesn't have here. It's scratchy and trembly in places.

I suspect he was very old when he recorded it. But I was always a bigger fan of Reinhardt.

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I think with all players, we favor certain keys and pieces. Personally, I like it, but I can understand what you are referring to.

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I found a great book on licks and how to work them into pieces, along with some example pieces to work on. It's called Grappelli licks - the vocabulary of gypsy jazz violin by Tim Kliphuis. It goes a little further than Tims first book Stephane Grappelli gypsy jazz violin, so it's definitely worthy of a look. IMO you don't have to work through the first book to get to the second since Kliphuis go in depth in how to get started in the second book as well. 

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Sounds like a great find.

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