In this Django style gypsy jazz video lesson I show how to add semitone embellishments to major and minor triad arpeggios.
By adding these chromatic approaches, you can begin to turn your arpeggio shapes into classic Jazz Manouche style phrases.
In this lesson you will also learn how to create an enclosure around chord tones. This means to embellish and draw extra attention to a chord tone by playing a note either side before returning to the targeted chord tone. This is a technique used by many jazz musicians, and is a great way to add some more melodic and rhythmic interest to your arpeggios, turning them into gypsy jazz lines.
I hope you find the below video lesson useful!
Harry Edwards (Head instructor @ www.studygypsyjazz.com)