The Greatest Guitar Solo in the World - Learn it, Play it

Alex Simon

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24 Videos (2h 5m)
    • Part 1 Introduction How to play Django Reinhardt's "Improvisation No

      9:18
    • Part 2 Opening Arpeggios, Melodies

      12:28
    • Part 3 Some Breezy Chords

      8:24
    • Part 4 A Little Chromatic Run

      3:15
    • Part 5 More Breezy Chords

      4:02
    • Part 6 Melody after Breezy Chords

      3:37
    • Part 7 Diminished Run

      5:21
    • Part 8 Chord Hits and Melody

      3:48
    • Part 9 Another Little Melody

      2:08
    • Part 10 Calm Before the Storm

      4:31
    • Part 11 High Drama

      12:42
    • Part 12 Second Passage of Dramatic Part

      5:16
    • Part 13 Harmonics Melody

      5:16
    • Part 14 Two Chords Come After The Harmonics Melody

      1:30
    • Part 15 Single Note Tremolo

      2:38
    • Part 16 The Pull Off Lick

      5:26
    • Part 17 Chromatic Run After Single Note Tremolo and Pull Off Lick

      6:00
    • Part 18 Arppegiated Chords After The Chromatic Run

      5:21
    • Part 19 Notes on the Second Pass of the Tremolo Pull off Chromatic Section

      4:28
    • Part 20 Chord Hits after The Tremolo Pull off Chromatic Section

      1:53
    • Part 21 Little Melody after Final Chord Hits

      2:58
    • Part 22 Descending 4ths Melody

      2:28
    • Part 23 Minor Melody after the 4ths Melody

      5:52
    • Part 24 The End of Improvisation No

      6:26

About This Class

Learn how to play one of the greatest guitar works of all time

Django Reinhardt's Improvisation No. 1 is considered by many to be one of the greatest solo guitar works of all time. In this course, I will show you how to play this tour de force, note by note.

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Inspired by the legendary Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, Alex Simon
imbues dazzling technique and lyrical, impressionistic expression with a
twenty-first century sensibility.

Alex Simon has performed at The Guggenheim, B.B. King's Main Stage, The
Rainbow Room, as well as world-renowned cocktail lounges Milk &
Honey, Bathtub Gin, NoMad, Happy Ending and many other of New York
City's finest venues.

Simon's repertoire includes Early Jazz and Musette Classics,...

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