In this lesson I show you some great and simple ways of making regular chords sound Spanish, giving Gypsy Jazz a Flamenco flavor.
If you just raise your pinky a fret on a regular bar chord then you instantly give a flavor of Spain. Try it on Dorado Schmidt’s “Bossa Dorado” and Stochelo Rosenberg’s “For Sephora” where instead of the regular A7 & B7 you play A or B Spanish.
I also look at “Dark Eyes” and show how placing the diminished chord over the A7 can create a dramatic Flamenco effect.
There is a wealth of fantastic music in Flamenco & by using just a dash here and there can give Gypsy Jazz a broader and deeper sound.
In general when learning gypsy jazz guitar keep your ears open for other styles of music which you can incorporate.
Have fun – and Please leave a comment! Cheers, Robin