Classes and workshops
The Dutch Style’ Gypsy jazz is an internationally recognized style. Paul Schäfer is not only a renowned solo guitarist, but he also has many years experience in teaching workshops for beginners and advanced players. In this workshop, Paul Schäfer, he will participants learn how the Dutch Gipsy Jazz style is played. The founder of what became ‘The Dutch School’named is is Wasso Grünholz. He taught young Sinti musicians playing the guitar. Who knows them not Stochelo and Jimmy Rosenberg, Paulus Schäfer, Feigeli Prisor and Eddy Grünholz. The base of the gypsy jazz is what the French call ‘la pompe’ call, a form of pumping rhythm playing. This is usually done by the rhythm guitarist and bass. In addition, there can a melody played over by various solo instruments. It is often played from an existing melody and is here in abundance on improvised. The traditional way of teaching gypsy jazz is not notation but many practice and re-enacting experienced gypsy jazz musicians. This teaching will especially used by Paul Schäfer. In the workshop, the following items discussed: – Plectrum / pick grip and technique – The importance of play rhythm guitar – Different layers and development of the rhythm with the hand, which will be demonstrated through different rhythms – How does a simple solo accompanied by a simple technique rhythm – Coordination of the rhythm with hand and solo hand – How to play a solo in different rhythms, using different – Techniques / pick. Paulus Schäfer workshops: Breda Jazzfestival 2006, Le Quecumbar Londen januari 2010, Djangofest Northwest 2010 Seattle september 2010, Django in June, Grapelli Camp Rotterdam 2012, Amsterdam Guitar Festival 2012, Finland Kuopio 2013 Samois sur Seine AJL Guitars 2014 and 2015, Django Amsterdam 2015 en 2016, Sinti Gipsy Jazz Guitar Camp 2015 and 2016, SeixalJazz 2015 and Django a gogo 2017.
The method of learning: Listening, watching and practicing. These classes are held in the studio of Sinti Music, Heuvel 11, 5674 RR Nuenen. The price per lesson is € 40, – excl. The BBQ jam sessions are organized in the summer months. Information about these gypsy jazz lessons from Paulus Schäfer by mail or phone: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com / +31 681935569