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Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm II for Mandolin
by Dix Bruce $15.95

Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm II for Mandolin
book/CD set by Dix Bruce.

Learn 12 MORE great Gypsy Swing/Hot Club standards (see song list below left) in the style of Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and The Quintette of the Hot Club of France. This is volume II of our popular Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm set.

Just like with the original set, you'll play along with a great Gypsy Swing Rhythm Section and learn chords, comping, and melodies, then let the band back you up as you practice chords and soloing. You play all the leads while the band backs you up. Beginners can practice basic skills while more advanced players can hone their improvisation chops, each at their own individual learning pace.

You'll learn moveable closed position swing/jazz chords and practice playing them with the swing mandolin comp. We've also included information on basic chord substitution along with exercises on transposing melodies and chord progressions to different keys. These are essential skills for any swing/jazz musician. You'll also explore some basic chord melody passages!

But we've added more: Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm II has downloadable bonus music, lyrics, TAB, and MP3s!

Among the twelve selections in a variety of keys are some of the most popular songs in the style. We've got "Indiana," "Limehouse Blues," and "El Choclo" the great tango. "Clouds and Shadows" is a chord melody etude based on Django's "Nuages." "St. James Infirmary" and "Django's Djazz Blues" will let you work out on minor and major blues changes in a variety of different keys. In fact, "Django's Djazz Blues" works through seven different keys. "Margie," "Whispering," and "Stumbling" are wonderful melodies and chord progressions played by swing and jazz musicians all over the world. "Tiger Rag," with its four key changes, will challenge the most advanced player but it'll be more fun that you can imagine!

Book/CD set Includes standard notation, tablature, chord diagrams, lyrics, playing tips, and more. Each song is presented on the CD at slow and regular speed. First you’ll hear the melody played on mandolin at a slow speed with just guitar backup, then it's repeated at regular speed with the band. The back up band is a classic "Hot Club"- style rhythm section with two acoustic rhythm guitars, string bass, plus a rhythm mandolin so mandolinists can hear just how the Gypsy Swing comp sounds on mandolin. Split track mixing on the recording allows the student to hear just the melody (while reading along in the book) or just the rhythm section, or both for maximum flexibility and specific study. On this mandolin version of Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm II for Mandolin all the leads are played on mandolin. Finally the band plays several choruses and you play all the leads. Songs may be repeated, at slow or regular speed, as many times as you wish in order to perfect phrases, melodies and solos in a band context. Potential for improvement is unlimited. We’ll jam all night long! Guitar version also available.

Watch a video of Dix Bruce jamming along with and soloing on "Stumbling," a song from Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm Vol. II by clicking the TV icon at right. It shows how to work with the book and the Hot Club Swing band recordings. We’ll jam all night long!

Special offer: two book/CD sets $30.00, mix or match Mandolin and Guitar editions. See below.

Table of Contents:

Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm II
How to work with the book and CD
Swing Mandolin Rhythm
Limehouse Blues
Chinatown, My Chinatown
St. James Infirmary
Clouds and Shadows
Margie
Whispering
El Choclo
(Back Home Again in) Indiana
Django’s Djazz Blues
Red Wing Swing
Stumbling
Tiger Rag

Watch Dix demonstrate how to work with the Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm sets on mandolin.
Customer comment:
“...Thanks for the (downloadable) ‘extras’ for the Gypsy Swing book. A good mix of easy and challenging songs, songs & tunes I know and some I hadn't heard before, in keys I usually avoid. Thanks...”
S.H. Urbandale, IA
Hello Dix,
"I just wanted to thank you for your Swing Mandolin Instruction material. I have Gypsy Swing Vol. 1 and have really enjoyed it, and just recently took advantage of your sale to get Gypsy Swing II and the (Swing & Jazz Mandolin) DVD. This is by far the best value in music tuition I've ever gotten...I appreciate all the time and effort you are putting into these projects. I'm having a blast and learning a ton!"
D.S. - Issaquah, WA
Watch Dix demonstrate how to work with the Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm sets on guitar.

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Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm II for Mandolin
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Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm II for Mandolin
book/CD set by Dix Bruce: $15.95. Add $2.92 for Media Mail (ten days to two weeks or more); $6.65 for Priority Mail (two to three business days). (Shipping to Canada: $6.06; to Europe: $13.10)

Special Limited Time Book/CD/DVD offer:

Order any Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm book/CD set Vol. I or II, either guitar or mandolin at the regular price of $15.95, and we’ll include a copy of Dix Bruce’s Swing & Jazz Mandolin: Chords, Rhythm, and Songs DVD for just $14.95 (list price: $24.95). Teaches everything you need to know to get up and swinging on the mandolin! Be sure to specify which copy of Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm you want in the shopping cart’s “Enter any special instructions or comments” field! Add $2.92 for Media Mail (ten days to two weeks or more); $6.65 for Priority Mail (two to three business days). (Shipping to Canada: $6.06; to Europe: $13.10)

Mix: Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm II for Mandolin plus Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm II for Guitar
book/CD sets by Dix Bruce
: $30.00 Add $2.92 for Media Mail (ten days to two weeks or more); $6.65 for Priority Mail (two to three business days). (Shipping to Canada: $6.06; to Europe: $13.10)

Twofer Offer: Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm I (either mandolin or guitar) Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm II (either mandolin or guitar) book/CD sets by Dix Bruce.

Use this "Twofer" offer (say that ten times fast) if you'd like to order two books, one Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm I and one Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm II. The only catch is that you'll need to specify which volume and instrument you want in the shopping cart's "Enter any special instructions or comments" field! For example: "I-guitar, II-mandolin." $30.00 Add $2.92 for Media Mail (ten days to two weeks or more); $6.65 for Priority Mail (two to three business days). (Shipping to Canada: $6.06; to Europe: $13.10)

Match: 2 Copies of Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm II for Mandolin book/CD sets by Dix Bruce: $30.00 Add $2.92 for Media Mail (ten days to two weeks or more); $6.65 for Priority Mail (two to three business days). (Shipping to Canada: $6.06; to Europe: $13.10)

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