Day: May 21, 2011

Artist Spotlights

Django Reinhardt: Gypsy Swing Pioneer

Jean “Django” Reinhardt was born in Belgium on January 23, 1910. He began playing violin, guitjo, and guitar from a very young age. By the time he was a teenager, Django was very poor but able to live as a full-time musician.
Django’s innovative playing fused jazz and gypsy music to create a very buoyant, upbeat, exciting style of music.

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The Art Of A Great Guitar Solo

Remember the days when the guitar solo was the highlight of the song?
But then we had an era where bands started phasing out guitar solos. It seemed we went through a period where solos had vanished.

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