Hailing from northeastern Pennsylvania, Austin Filingo grew up immersed in a wide range of music from classic rock to country to jazz. At age seven he moved to Nashville, TN and began playing guitar. A few years later, at age eleven he competed in a guitar contest at Mars music, placing first in the rock category. From that moment on, his dream was realized and he knew he wanted to pursue music as a career.
In high school, guitar became Austin’s passion as he honed his... (more)
Austin currently offers 22 guitar lessons at JamPlay, with 22 intermediate lessons.
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Gypsy Jazz guitarist Austin Filingo covers the basics of the Gypsy Jazz and Swing Guitar styles.
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.
Austin demonstrates some helpful warm-up exercises, including hand stretches and chromatic octaves.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Austin uses the chord voicings taught in Bread and Butter Chords Part 1 to play over a track.
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.
Austin takes all the chords from Bread and Butter Chords parts 1-3 and puts them together in the tune "Dinah."
Austin teaches how to use different chord voicings and inversions of chords in the context of the Fats Waller song "Dinah".
Austin teaches various ways to begin and end a performance of "Dinah". These concepts can be applied broadly to other jazz tunes.
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.
Austin teaches some passing chords and chord substitution principles that can be used in "Minor Swing" and more broadly in this genre.
Austin uses the context of "Minor Swing" to teach various intro and outro ideas to use in the gypsy jazz and swing genres.
Austin teaches the melody to the tune "Dinah".
Austin teaches a collection of drop 2 voicings that are commonly used in jazz.
Austin teaches how to build major and minor triads all over the neck.
Austin expands on the major and minor triads with augmented and diminished formations.
Austin utilizes the triads he's taught in previous lessons to build a few different chord melodies for the tune Dinah.
Austin teaches some soloing concepts for the tune Dinah.
Austin demonstrates and analyzes some soloing concepts for Minor Swing.
Austin builds off of Chord Pools Part 1 and plugs some of the chord voicing into a practical chord solo.