EXAMPLE8 GYPSY JAZZ – DI­MIN­ISHED/AUG­MENTED ARPEG­GIOS AND STOCHELO ROSEN­BERG

Guitar Techniques - - USER GUIDE -

The up-down-down-down pick­ing pat­tern is a fre­quently used tech­nique in gypsy jazz. Here we see both a pair of Di­min­ished and Aug­mented arpeg­gios, fol­lowed by an idea based on Stochelo take on this tech­nique based around a har­monised se­quence in C with Di­min­ished pass­ing chords. The trick here is to main­tain a clear semi­qua­ver/16th-note rhythm. It’s all too easy to fall into a lumpy triplet-feel sweep. Aim to let each first string note ring for as long as pos­si­ble, while you can cut the un­der­ly­ing har­mon­i­cally defin­ing notes on the lower strings a lit­tle short to aid ar­tic­u­la­tion and de­liv­ery.

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