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July 21, 2017

I sent a student away last week with the challenge of transcribing a solo from an instrument other than his. In the spirit of things I agreed to do one too as can be seen below. 

Transcribing an instrument other than your own, allows you to find new ways to maneuver the...

June 3, 2017

Here's the B section from Moignard's Coquette solo. There's some really modern concepts being used here, which give it a little more individuality than a traditional approach alone does. Something, that Moignard fans will certainly recognise.

It starts with what appears...

May 12, 2017

 Here's a transcription of Moignard's A section on Coquette.  There's a bunch of interesting concepts to pull here. Firstly the chromatacism in the first couple of measures. I particularly like the focus on the #11 on beat two of the second measure. While it definitely...

November 2, 2016

This one's a bit slippery - As with all things gypsy, use consecutive downstrokes when ascending strings (I'll be covering this and other aspects of gypsy picking/technique soon).

As for what's going on - This ii V I is interesting for two reasons.

Firstly Moignard here...

October 31, 2016

I've been listening to and transcribing a lot of Adrien Moignard - He's an incredible player and brings many contemporary aspects to the gypsy style (i'll be covering his use of harmonic superimpostion inin a few posts time).

Here's a couple of great little phrases, whi...

October 28, 2016

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