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Gypsy Jazz Bass 101
Greg Loughman
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Gypsy Jazz Bass 101

An introductory course that explores ways to play gypsy jazz with a modern approach. Includes tutorials on basic bassline construction in various styles (2 feel, walking, ballads, gypsy bossa, waltz, rumba, and rumba waltz) and transcriptions of walking basslines for standard repertoire pieces. Featuring Max O'Rourke on guitar.
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Jazz · Gypsy jazz
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$30

I've been playing gypsy jazz for a few years now, primarily with the Rhythm Future Quartet. This course comes from my experiences and approach as a modern jazz musician exploring this style, as well as a lot of listening to my favorite bassists in the genre, including William Brunard (bassist with too many artists to list), Jérémie Arranger (with Adrien Moignard and many others), Diego Imbert (Birelli), Nonnie Rosenberg (Rosenberg trio), and others. I highly suggest you listen to these players, as well as of course listening to the original source, the great Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli, and The Quintette du Hot Club de France and the various bassists who played with that group (Louis Vola, Emmanuel Soudieux, and others). Also, if you like this course you may be interested in the course created by Arnoud van den Berg on this site, or the course Tcha Limberger did for the DC music school. Thanks for your interest, enjoy, and don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions! Read full description…

I've been playing gypsy jazz for a few years now, primarily with the Rhythm Future Quartet. This course comes from my experiences and approach as a modern jazz musician exploring this style, as well as a lot of listening to my favorite bassists in the genre, including William Brunard (bassist with too many artists to list), Jérémie Arranger (with Adrien Moignard and many others), Diego Imbert (Birelli), Nonnie Rosenberg (Rosenberg trio), and others. I highly suggest you listen to these players, as well as of course listening to the original source, the great Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli, and The Quintette du Hot Club de France and the various bassists who played with that group (Louis Vola, Emmanuel Soudieux, and others). Also, if you like this course you may be interested in the course created by Arnoud van den Berg on this site, or the course Tcha Limberger did for the DC music school. Thanks for your interest, enjoy, and don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!


Thanks to Max O'Rourke for helping me with this class! Check his stuff out at maxorourke.com.

Full course

Full course is 52 minutes across 8 parts
Walking Basslines pt. 1
Walking Basslines pt. 2
"Modern" jazz bass vs Gypsy Jazz bass
Other styles (gypsy bossa, waltz, rumba waltz, ballad, bolero)
All of Me
Minor Blues
Rhythm Changes
Joseph Joseph

About the artist

@gregloughman · Boston, MA

Freelance acoustic and electric bassist. Currently performing with the Rhythm Future Quartet, John Funkhouser, Klezwoods, Sonic Explorers, and others. Co-leader of the groups Roving Soul and Man On Land.

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