In this app Tim Robinson shows you how to play thirty two carefully selected licks to help you understand and master the Gypsy Jazz style. The licks will enhance your playing and cover the styles of Django Reinhardt and the greats of modern Gypsy Jazz. The licks can be played over common chord progressions including ii-V-I, minor ii-V-i, intros, endings and many others that you can adapt for different musical situations.
For each of the thirty two licks the app includes:
- Video demonstration by Tim, with two camera angles to show fretting and picking hand details.
- Audio recording at both full and half speed, including rhythm guitar backing track to help you hear the lick in context.
- Tab player to replay each lick at any speed (40-200bpm) to help you practice most effectively.
- Full tab and notation with Tim's picking and fingering suggestions.
- Text commentary with Tim's notes on each lick.
- Animated tab and fretboard showing the notes and strings being played in time with the lick audio.
In addition to this comprehensive set of licks the app includes a Techniques video section where Tim explains and demonstrates some of the key techniques and concepts used in Gypsy Jazz. Topics covered include picking, enclosures, sweep picking and triplet embellishments.
With this app you can begin your journey to mastering the Gypsy Jazz style and start incorporating the spirit of Django into your own playing.
Tim Robinson is an experienced Gypsy Jazz guitar player and teacher. All video, audio, tab and text content is downloaded along with the app - no WiFi or streaming required to view the content. Content can be viewed in landscape or portrait orientation.
Thanks to everyone for your feedback and ideas for the app. This update maintains compatibility of the app with the latest version of iOS.
Ratings and Reviews
Brilliantly effective teaching
Really good selection of useful gypsy jazz licks. You will easily be able to slip them in to loads of different tunes. They loop automatically and you can slow them down. Tab, virtual fretboard and video run simultaneously on the screen so its really quick to pick them up. In practise mode, you can adjust the levels of the rhythm, the lead and a click track. Because you don't have to keep clicking a mouse or flicking between videos and books you spend more time playing the guitar and that time is much better spent. There is loads more useful stuff about technique with exercises. Tim communicates this music very well and clearly, a lot of effort has gone into this app. Well worth the purchase. Excellent.
This is a first class tool to help guitarists who wish to learn the phrasing and tempo of gypsy jazz solos. Tim Robinson is an excellent guitarist and shows how to make music out of appregios and chromatic runs. Not a cheap app but offers good value compared to gypsy jazz books.
I've had the pleasure of seeing Tim play on many occasions. He is a great player and also a really good teacher. This app is really good value for anyone getting into gypsy swing, recommended.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.