The intensive "Masterclass f. Gypsyjazz-Guitar" by Bertino Rodmann (author of the methodbook "Gypsyjazz Guitar") combines the introduction on the basics of Gypsyswing with deeper Know-How and intensive exercises for beginners of this genre, but also for more advanced guitarists of this music. The level of the course is relatively high (for guitar beginners rather unsuitably!).
Many guitarists that would like to learn or these that already know a bit about Gypsyjazz as well as those who have been working with Gypsyjazz and JazzManouche already a little bit longer by trying to teach themselfes this style with books (or have acquired CDs or DVDs for that pupose), all of them are often surprised why their playing doesn´t really sound authentically. They might have problems with the picking-techniques or with the typical chord connections or while improvising...
The "Masterclass f. Gypsyjazz-Guitar" will help them to achieve these goals. In this intensive 2-day Weekend-Workshop (aprox. 8-9 hours per day) the real basics of Gypsyjazz, introduction into jazz-chord-playing as introductions into the Swing-Rhythm "La Pompe", typical Chordchanges and Substitution, basics of Swing-Soloplaying, Arpeggios, Scales, Picking- and Play-techniques, creating first solos and improvisation on chordchanges are transmitted.
The conditions for the participation of the course are modest: beeing an advanced player (at least 4-5 year of experience in playing the guitar (unsuitably for beginners!), an available acoustic or (swing) jazz-guitar (Selmer-style), a solid knowledge about the basic concepts of music (harmony apprenticeship, chords, scales etc. ) and the conversion of it into playing. Further musical knowledge or basics in Jazzharmony are a plus but no condition (see the Terms & Conditions).
Your host Bertino Rodmann is the experienced and known guitarist who himself plays this music since the early 1980ies. He has been studiying the style closely eversince and during the past years from 2007 also himself took part on serveral Workshops with famous Gypsyguitarists such as Romane (in Lyons/France / 2007), Stochelo Rosenberg (in germany / 2008) and also Angelo DeBarre (in Samois/France / 2009). In 2011 he released his own methodbook "Gypsyjazz Guitar - a tribute to Gypsyjazz" in german and finally as well in english in 2013.
Meanwhile Bertino has the great honour to play alongside with some of the fininest Gypsy-players around such as Jordan Weiss (cousin of famous Haennsche Weiss), Fapy Lafertin (the grandmaster of JazzManouche) as well as Lulo Reinhardt (german grandnephew of Django himself).If you like to know more about Bertino may read and listen more abou him here.
The Price of the Workshop is 80.- EUR/per day = 160.- EUR p.P. (for the compl. Workshop (2 days) incl. free Drinks and handout material). Possibilities for accomodation if you come from outside you may find here, reservations for hotelrooms may be booked while signing up for the masterclass.
So, what are you waiting for? Places are limited !
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