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Austin Filingo

Right Hand Techniques

Austin discusses picks and proper right hand placement for achieving a gypsy jazz sound. He demonstrates the sound of three different picks, and explains which one is his favorite.

Taught by Austin Filingo in Gypsy Jazz with Austin Filingo seriesLength: 7:43Difficulty: 1.5 of 5


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makonemakone replied

you didnt show right hand technique in wich you have to curve your wrist and always hit downstrokes even while moving from higher string to lower one sorry but i am a manouche anyway great that younteach gypsy jazz

Gypsy Jazz with Austin Filingo

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Gypsy Jazz guitarist Austin Filingo covers the basics of the Gypsy Jazz and Swing Guitar styles.



Introduction to Gypsy JazzLesson 1

Introduction to Gypsy Jazz

Austin Filingo introduces himself and discusses his lesson series on Gypsy Jazz. He gives a general overview of the style and explains what he'll be teaching.

Length: 2:10 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
Warm-up ExercisesLesson 2

Warm-up Exercises

Austin demonstrates some helpful warm-up exercises, including hand stretches and chromatic octaves.

Length: 6:36 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
History of Gypsy JazzLesson 3

History of Gypsy Jazz

Austin gives a brief overview of the history of the style. He also lists some of the gear out there that can help you get the right sound in both live and studio applications.

Length: 8:34 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Right Hand TechniquesLesson 4

Right Hand Techniques

Austin discusses picks and proper right hand placement for achieving a gypsy jazz sound. He demonstrates the sound of three different picks, and explains which one is his favorite.

Length: 7:43 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
La Pompe RhythmLesson 5

La Pompe Rhythm

Austin teaches how to play the "la pompe" (Freddie Green in swing circles) rhythm. This accompaniment patter is crucial to playing in the gypsy jazz and swing styles.

Length: 10:18 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Bread and Butter Chords Part 1Lesson 6

Bread and Butter Chords Part 1

Austin discusses and demonstrates a couple of bread and butter chords in the key of G. He covers multiple voicing for the G6, G6/9, D7, and D9 chords.

Length: 13:26 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Bread and Butter Chords Part 2Lesson 7

Bread and Butter Chords Part 2

Austin uses the chord voicings taught in Bread and Butter Chords Part 1 to play over a track.

Length: 5:26 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Bread and Butter Chords Part 3Lesson 8

Bread and Butter Chords Part 3

Austin demonstrates a few more bread and butter chords for us in the context of the tune "Dinah" by Fats Waller. He covers voicings for Em, Em7, B7, A7 and Am7.

Length: 8:54 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Dinah: Learning the Whole TuneLesson 9

Dinah: Learning the Whole Tune

Austin takes all the chords from Bread and Butter Chords parts 1-3 and puts them together in the tune "Dinah."

Length: 8:44 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Dinah: The Passing ChordsLesson 10

Dinah: The Passing Chords

Austin teaches how to use different chord voicings and inversions of chords in the context of the Fats Waller song "Dinah".

Length: 11:05 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Dinah: Intro's and Outro'sLesson 11

Dinah: Intro's and Outro's

Austin teaches various ways to begin and end a performance of "Dinah". These concepts can be applied broadly to other jazz tunes.

Length: 19:09 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Minor Swing: Bread and Butter ChordsLesson 12

Minor Swing: Bread and Butter Chords

Austin Filingo starts digging into the tune "Minor Swing". In this lesson, he breaks down some tried and true voicings that can be used when comping in a Freddie Green or 'Le Pompe' style.

Length: 9:07 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Minor Swing: Passing ChordsLesson 13

Minor Swing: Passing Chords

Austin teaches some passing chords and chord substitution principles that can be used in "Minor Swing" and more broadly in this genre.

Length: 11:28 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Minor Swing: Intro's and Outro'sLesson 14

Minor Swing: Intro's and Outro's

Austin uses the context of "Minor Swing" to teach various intro and outro ideas to use in the gypsy jazz and swing genres.

Length: 14:54 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Dinah: The MelodyLesson 15

Dinah: The Melody

Austin teaches the melody to the tune "Dinah".

Length: 13:35 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Chord PoolsLesson 16

Chord Pools

Austin teaches a collection of drop 2 voicings that are commonly used in jazz.

Length: 7:30 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Major & Minor TriadsLesson 17

Major & Minor Triads

Austin teaches how to build major and minor triads all over the neck.

Length: 14:20 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Augmented & Diminished TriadsLesson 18

Augmented & Diminished Triads

Austin expands on the major and minor triads with augmented and diminished formations.

Length: 6:40 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Dinah: Chord MelodyLesson 21

Dinah: Chord Melody

Austin utilizes the triads he's taught in previous lessons to build a few different chord melodies for the tune Dinah.

Length: 10:38 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Soloing Concepts: DinahLesson 50

Soloing Concepts: Dinah

Austin teaches some soloing concepts for the tune Dinah.

Length: 17:44 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Soloing Concepts: Minor SwingLesson 51

Soloing Concepts: Minor Swing

Austin demonstrates and analyzes some soloing concepts for Minor Swing.

Length: 7:30 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Chord Pools Part 2Lesson 53

Chord Pools Part 2

Austin builds off of Chord Pools Part 1 and plugs some of the chord voicing into a practical chord solo.

Length: 9:36 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
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