Swing Guitar ONLINE w/Olivier Zyngier
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YOU WILL RECEIVE A ZOOM LINK FROM YOUR TEACHER VIA EMAIL BEFORE YOUR FIRST CLASS. PLEASE REGISTER WITH AN EMAIL ADDRESS YOU CHECK REGULARLY.
If you are an intermediate/advanced player and have played bluegrass, country, folk, Americana, or swing, this class is for you. If you are more of a beginner but able to comfortably play standard (aka "campfire" or “cowboy”) chords, we'll review the basics as well.
We'll study and practice swing rhythms, including 'La Pompe', right hand technique, swing and jazz chords, gypsy jazz 3-note chords, familiar chord patterns and changes, how to get the "swing feel", and of course, soloing. Most importantly you'll learn how to play swing with others in band or jam situations and other aspects of swing guitar that YOU want to learn!
We'll use as little theory as possible; prior theory, scales and sight reading not required. The only prerequisites are to know the basic chords (knowledge of swing chords is a definite plus) and to be interested in playing swing!
From previous students:
"Valuable information about pick/strum technique, chord substitutions, and how to make your solos more interesting and effective. This class has a good balance between talking and playing!"
"I've enjoyed the class and your teaching style, which I describe as practical and laid back."
"What I find valuable is the go-a-round which forces us to practice playing rhythm properly and to improvise. You are also a kind and encouraging teacher. "
Olivier has been playing Bluegrass, Folk and Swing in the Bay Area for many years, since he moved from his native France. He is equally at ease on guitar and bass, and can also teach group and private lessons here in Oakland.