An Introduction to Gypsy Jazz Style Rhythm Guitar —Lesson

We’ve teamed up with Harry Edwards of StudyGypsyJazz.com to bring you a wonderful introduction to playing gypsy jazz style guitar.

Gypsy jazz guitar, otherwise known as “Jazz Manouche guitar,” is a style pioneered through the playing of the late Belgian-born guitarist and gypsy, Jean “Django” Reinhardt.

The playing of Django Reinhardt has inspired an entire sub-genre of jazz, one that is unmistakable in its hard swinging rhythm guitar and passionate lead improvisations.

Today, StudyGypsyJazz.com creator and instructor Harry Edwards guides you through an introduction to playing rhythm guitar in this distinct style.

Click here to watch a StudyGypsyJazz.com introduction video where you can learn more about the site’s offerings. To register as a student and get access to more high quality video gypsy jazz lessons and downloadable PDFs, visit StudyGypsyJazz.com today.

For now, pull up a seat, grab your acoustic, and let Edwards introduce you to the world of gypsy jazz!

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Acoustic Nation is written by Laura B. Whitmore, a music industry marketing veteran, music journalist and editor, who has contributed to Parade.com (opens in new tab), Guitar World, and others. She has interviewed hundreds of musicians and hosts the She Rocks Podcast. As the founder of the Women’s International Music Network (opens in new tab), she advocates for women in the music industry and produces the annual She Rocks Awards. She is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Positive Grid, making the world safe for guitar exploration everywhere! A guitarist and singer/songwriter, Laura is currently co-writing an album of pop songs that empower and energize girls.