A tutorial for Gypsy Jazz style plectrum guitar technique by Michael Horowitz

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Play a swept-stroke on the D string and rest on the G string. ✦ Play an upstroke on the D string. ✦ Play a downstroke on the D string and rest on the G string. ✦ Play a swept-stroke on the G string and rest on the B string. ✦ Play a swept-stroke on the B string and rest on the high E string. ✦ Play an upstroke on the B string. ✦ Play a downstroke on the B string and rest on the high E string. ✦ Play a swept-stroke on the high E string and follow through. ✦ Play a downstroke on the high E string and follow through.

GYPSY PICKING 20 To play an upstroke: ✦ Start by playing a downstroke on the D string so your pick is now resting on the G string. ✦ Lift the pick back up at a 45-degree angle so that it strikes the D string then follows through so that it is hanging in the air above the low E string. ✦ Your hand is now in position to play another downstroke. 12 This example works out to be straight alternate picking because four notes are being played on each string. Make sure your downstrokes are rest-strokes.

The picking is the same for both, but the relationship to the beat is different. “Nous’che, Wasso, Stochelo, and a lot of the other older musicians would test us when we were little. They would play a song and intentionally put mistakes in it. ” –Paulus Schäfer 16 "Michto Pelo" appears on the Boulou Ferré CD Pour Django (SteepleChase SCCD-31120). 2 (Cymbalom Pattern) CD Track #22 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 0 1 0 5 2 0 0 0 4 3 0 5 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 3 1 0 0 5 3 2 0 0 4 3 2 0 1 2 2 1 2 3 2 5 3 1 1 5 0 0 4 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 4 0 0 5 0 0 5 4 0 1 4 5                          s    s   s   s   s   s   s   s     2 3                          s   s   s   s   s   s   s   s    2 5 Picking Pattern #5 The following chromatic ascending/descending (Ex.

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