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NEW! Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm for Mandolin Vol. II
Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm for Guitar Vol. II

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

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

Learn 12 great swing standards recorded by Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli, and the Quintette of the Hot Club of France.

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.

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 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 and string bass. 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. Leads are played on Selmer-style guitar for that Gypsy Swing sound. 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. Mandolin version also available.

Check out audio samples above right. Watch a video of Dix Bruce jamming along with and soloing on "Whispering," 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 Guitar and Mandolin editions. See below.

NEW! Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm for Mandolin Vol. II
Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm for Guitar Vol. II

Watch Dix demonstrate how to work with the Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm sets on guitar.
Watch Dix demonstrate how to work with the Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm sets on mandolin.
Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm audio samples.
Table of Contents:
Introduction to Gypsy Swing
How to work with the book and CD
Swing Guitar Rhythm
Avalon
The Sheik of Araby
Some of These Days
After You’ve Gone
Baby Won’t You Please
Come Home?
Swing in Minor
Chicago
China Boy
St. Louis Blues
Rose Room
Dark Eyes
Swingin’ Like ’42

Download Scale & Chord Chart

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Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm for Guitar
book/CD set by Dix Bruce: $15.95. Offer good in USA only. If you prefer Priority Mail shipping or are ordering from outside the USA, use the shopping cart below.

Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm for Guitar
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: $4.66; to Europe: $7.20 to 11.40)

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Customer comments:

Hi Dix;

I've just received your two books on Gypsy Jazz. they are not only "GREAT" but FABULOUS"!

You did an excellent job on presenting the material in both Standard Notation, TAB and Chord Charts. I also found your suggested fingering extremely helpful. Also your example on playing in different octaves, which helps the student to learn the guitar finger board was also helpful.

I actually didn't expect so much information on this type musical genre. Your book is more than a Song Book. It's a actually a complete Intro course on Gypsy Jazz! Bravo Dix!

In closing, I hope that you will publish Volume # 3 in the near future.

Best regards,
J. A., Chicago, IL

Dear Dix,

First time, ever, writing a letter like this. But, felt compelled to... I''m 61 years old and started playing guitar about 3 1/2 years ago ... The music that makes me happy to be alive is Gypsy Swing. I have bought DVDs by ***, ***, and about three others. Also books on Django and books on arpeggios etc., etc., etc.. All of this was so over my head, so overwhelming, so frustrating. Most of the technique and scales and arpeggios were disjointed and had really no similarity to the music I was listening to. Not their fault, just over my level ...

Three weeks ago I came across your book/CD "Gypsy Swing and Hot Club Rhythm for Guitar." ... I started with "Avaoln" — right away I liked the format with the chord diagrams, the melody, and the finger number placements [tablature] for the melody. Now, what's most amazing is that I spent hours watching the *** tapes and still (for some strange reason) could not get the "le Pompe" sound. (Granted I blame myself or my level of understanding). Yet immediately I picked it up from you, Jason, and Steve... After playing "Avalon" and "The Sheik" I immediately ordered the second book/CD. I've spent 3 weeks so far with the 1st book and plan to spend a lot more tiime with it before I move on. I love the use of the 7th and 6th chords. "Swingin' Like '42" is just what I'm talking about. The melody is great. I can play it medium slow but it still sounds great. That's the Django sound.

G.N., Long Beach, NY

Mix: Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm for Guitar plus Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm for Mandolin
book/CD sets by Dix Bruce
: $30.00 plus $2.92 Media Mail (ten days to two weeks or longer) $6.65 for Priority Mail (two to three business days). (Shipping to Canada: $4.66; to Europe: $11.40)

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 $15.15 (list price: $25.15). 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: $4.66; to Europe: $11.40)

Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm for Guitar Shopworn
We have several copies with the covers slightly damaged cosmetically (bent corner, creases) in shipping. They've never been opened or used in any way and are guaranteed to be complete and perfect in every other way. If you don't mind a slightly worn look, they're a great deal! $9.95. 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: $3.76; to Europe: $8.80)

Match: 2 Copies of Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm 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: $4.66; to Europe: $11.40)


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: $4.66; to Europe: $11.40)

Shopworn Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm for Guitar book/CD set by Dix Bruce: $9.95 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: $4.66; to Europe: $11.40)

“Slightly shopworn” copies of “Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm” are new and perfect in every way except they have a wrinkled or creased cover or pages. A box got dropped on a corner in shipping and the books inside sustained slight corner damage. So, if you don’t mind a few cosmetic imperfections, you can save some serious money.

Special 2 Volume Shopworn Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm book/CD sets by Dix Bruce: $19.95 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)

Two “slightly shopworn” copies of Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm, Vol. I book/CD set, guitar or mandolin for $19.95 plus shipping. “Slightly shopworn” copies are new and perfect in every way except they have a wrinkled or creased cover or pages. So, if you don’t mind a few cosmetic imperfections, you can save some serious money. (We only have shopword copies from Vol. I at this time.) Please be sure to specify guitar or mandolin for each copy ordered in the “Enter any special instructions or comments” field on the order form.

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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