Django Jazz Guitar

Ken Allday

Django Jazz Guitar

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Django Jazz Guitar with Ken Allday

This introductory course will teach you the basics of playing the music of Django Reinhardt on the guitar. We will break down his iconic compositions and learn the historical context that made Django one of the most interesting jazz musicians. What can we learn from a man with no formal education who could hardly read or write (words or music), who gambled too often? So much!

During the session, we will be discussing these main elements of Django's unique style:

  • The basics of rhythm guitar and the chords we use

  • The right hand and how we pick the strings

  • Exercises to help internalize techniques and new chord voicings

Most importantly we will be having fun learning music together discussing one of my favorite musicians of all time… the great Django Reinhardt! 

Prerequisite: Guitar 3 or teacher approval

This is an adult class open to students aged 13 and up.