The Hal Leonard Guitar Method has been a mainstay for students of the guitar for many years. In this latest installment, the Hal Leonard Gypsy Jazz Guitar Method, guitarist Jeff Magidson (Hot Club of Francisco, Duo Gadjo) guides you through this ubuquitous style that first emerged in the 1930s as a result of cross-pollinating American swing with distinct European and Romani folk flavors, along with brilliant virtuosity. This book gives you all the necessary tools and information to help you authentically play this singular style, emulating the playing of greats like Django Reinhardt and other icons. Co-author Dave Rubin documents the history of the style and popular players that helped shape it. To enhance your experience even further, the concepts in the book are demonstrated by the author himself in over an hour of video instruction! We've also included play-along tracks for you to solo over.

Includes: · Rhythmic feel and understanding La Pompe (the pump) · Improvisation and embellishing melodies · Picking techniques · Fingerings and fretboard idioms · Articulations · Scales and arpeggios in practice · Chord voicings and advanced harmony · Incorporating licks from iconic players · Recommended listening · Video lessons · Play-along tracks