al di meola, alternate picking, elegant gypsy, paco de lucia, john mclaughlin, hand coordination, palm mutingby Ben Higgins
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Welcome to my new lesson where we carry on with our look into the inimitable Django Reinhardt. This time we take a look into the rhythm style known as 'La Pompe'. This rhythm style is deeply rooted in the Gypsy Jazz style and is a great way of creating rhythmic energy and a very percussive strumming style.
I've written a piece that really focuses on showing the common chord voicings that are also used in the style. Accompanying this is a melodic lead part which is also supplied with the tabs as a bonus if you wish to try it. However the main focus of the lesson is rhythm and what makes 'La Pompe' so driving and powerful.