Fundamental Building Blocks
“The nuts and bolts things to do in order to play faster, louder, better.” - Paul “Pazzo” Mehling
Hot Club of San Francisco guitarist Paul Mehling builds on all his popular Homespun lessons with this comprehensive workout/ practice regimen for aspiring swing players. He focuses on robust warm-ups and training exercises to develop good time, tone, speed and the specific techniques needed to get the authentic “Gypsy Jazz” sound.
You’ll get a thorough workout in the use of scales, vibrato, tremolo, rhythmic strumming, chord work and arpeggios, the cornerstone of Gypsy jazz - and any kind of music that utilizes a flat pick. There’s lots of great technical advice here too, as Pazzo demonstrates his approach to “ironing out” the problems encountered when learning a new song or technique, how to fix mistakes and practice efficiently - a boon to any guitarist learning this challenging style.
Django-style jazz is hot, and Paul’s thorough and detailed lesson will give you the tools needed to develop powerful and concise right- and left-hand rhythm and soloing skills.