An in-depth study on the Gypsy Jazz style of guitarist Fapy Lafertin. Read full description...
An in-depth study on the Gypsy Jazz style of guitarist Fapy Lafertin.
-HD video performances of Fapy Lafertin improvising on standard changes
-Lessons where Fapy shares his approach to music.
-Fully transcribed in standard notation and TAB
-Includes downloadable mp3 of all lessons and etude performances.
How I Started
Rhythm With Basslines - Honeysuckle Rose
Rhythm With Basslines - Minor Swing
Rhythm With Basslines - Hungaria
Lead Rhythm - All Of Me 1
Lead Rhythm - All Of Me 2
Lead Rhythm - Minor Swing 1
Lead Rhythm - Minor Swing 2
After You've Gone
Blues En Mineur 1
Blues En Mineur 2
I Love You
I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight
Melodie Au Crepuscule
Night And Day
-Knowledge of Jazz concepts (technique, accompaniment and improvisation)
About the In The Style series:
The In The Style series focus strictly on the playing style of the artist. These are not general "how to" lessons. The goal of these lessons is to give insight on a wide range of topics relevant to the musical style of the artist. Advanced students will be able to immediately absorb and work on many of the concepts covered in the lessons. Beginner and intermediate level students will benefit greatly from the transcriptions of the numerous video performances with close ups when relevant. Music is like a language, and it is best learnt by surrounding yourself with better musicians. The goal of the "In The Style Series" is to give you this access, as much as possible, in the comfort of your own home!
About Fapy Lafertin:
Considered one of the legends of Gypsy Jazz, Fapy Lafertin was born in the Sinti community, and took up guitar at the age of five. After performing in a family band with his father on violin and his brother on second guitar, he joined the Piotto Limberger orchestra. He also toured with his uncle, Bamboula Ferret.
In the 1970s and '80s he played with the band WASO. In 1985 he began a quartet which has featured Rudi Brink, Tim Kliphuis, and Joop Hendricks. He based the quartet on the Quintette du Hot Club de France. He began a solo career and toured throughout Europe and the UK. He has played with American jazz musicians, such as Charlie Byrd, Al Casey, Scott Hamilton, Milt Hinton, and Benny Waters. Briefly he performed with Stéphane Grappelli.
IMPORTANT: Please note that these are streamed videos; only the PDF transcriptions can be downloaded. When access is purchased, you will have permanent access to this lesson and all updates/corrections (if any) will be free of charge!
|1. How I Started|
|2. Discovering Django|
|3. Swing Rhythm|
|5. Chord Voicings|
|6. Rhythm Embellishments|
|7. Rhythm With Basslines - Honeysuckle Rose|
|8. Rhythm With Basslines - Minor Swing|
|9. Rhythm With Basslines - Hungaria|
|10. Lead Rhythm - All Of Me 1|
|11. Lead Rhythm - All Of Me 2|
|12. Lead Rhythm - Minor Swing 1|
|13. Lead Rhythm - Minor Swing 2|
|After You've Gone|
|Blues En Mineur 1|
|Blues En Mineur 2|
|I Love You|
|I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight|
|Melodie Au Crepuscule|
|Night And Day|
|In The Style Of Fapy Lafertin, Vol.1|
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