Would you like to have more skills in your Gypsy Jazz guitar playing?
Then congratulations! Because just by visiting this page, you've already taken the first step.
Chances are, you're the kind of person who goes after what you want in music. Who sets practice goals and relentlessly pursues them, to learn how to play this very challenging style of music: Gypsy Jazz.
And that's great... but for most of us, it's not enough.
And I'll tell you why in a moment.
But before you get too comfortable with "the idea" of a new improved set of guitar skills, one quick question:
Did You Make Any Resolutions About Your Guitar Playing This Year?
I bet you said "yes."
And I bet I know exactly what happened to your resolutions.
You couldn't find the time to practice. Or you didn't know exactly what to practice. Other things came up. Life got in the way. It was too hard. You felt lost amongst the huge amount of things that one can study.
Or you didn't see immediate results, felt disheartened and thought that you were never going to get good at Gypsy Jazz guitar.
In other words: you probably broke your resolutions and you are nowhere near sounding the way you want to sound.
If so, you're not alone – statistically, 92% of people every year do.
Why do I bring up resolutions?
Because each and every year, thousands of people make a commitment to improve their skills on the guitar.
And every year, almost all of them fail to follow through.
Making A Commitment Is A Great First Step – But It's Only The Beginning
After all, knowing you need to get better at guitar and actually doing it are two different things. And for the vast majority of people, actually putting in the work is the hard part.
So what do that lucky 8% of people who manage to make music goals and keep them have that everyone else doesn't?
It's simple, really: they understand that to make real change, you need three things: direction, momentum, and support.
In other words, they know they need someone to guide them, to show them how to make the improvement they want in their musicianship to get them to actually stick.
They know it's important to keep practicing, each and every day, if they want to improve at guitar.
And they know that the best way to make both of these things happen is to have a mentor who will keep them on track and help them stay motivated.
It's the difference between someone who buys a gym membership in January and then tells themselves they're "too busy" to work out the rest of the year... and the person who pays a little extra for a personal trainer to keep them on top of their workout routine.
The majority of people need to have someone guide them and keep them motivated.
Introducing The Gypsy Jazz Guitar
Makeover Coaching Program
A Unique Mentoring Program To Help You Achieve
The Gypsy Jazz Guitar Skills You Want
So by now you're probably asking, "Filippo, getting the support and guidance I need sounds great. But where do I find that?"
That, my friend, is exactly what my Gypsy Jazz Guitar Makeover Coaching program is all about. When you join this one-of-a-kind coaching program, you'll learn how to...
Develop a great right hand technique, also known as "Gypsy picking", through a study of rest-strokes.
Learn the different rhythms in Gypsy Jazz music: the authentic Gypsy Jazz rhythm also know as "La Pompe", as well as Gypsy Bossa, Waltz, Rumba and more...
Study all the scales and arpeggios mostly used in traditional Gypsy Jazz music (Harmonic Minor, Diminished, Augmented,...) as well as scales and arpeggios used in modern Gypsy Swing (Melodic Minor, Superlocrian, Bebop, Lydian Dominant,...).
Improve your licks vocabulary learning musical ideas by Django Reinhardt and by the best Gypsy jazz players on the scene today (Stochelo & Mozes Rosenberg, Bireli Lagrene, Lollo Meier, Angelo Debarre, Adrien Moignard, Gonzalo Bergara...).
Master all the typical chords used in Jazz Manouche, both in a comping and in a soloing situation.
Expand your repertoire by learning new Gypsy Jazz and Jazz standards.
Transcribe: we will transcribe and analyze tens of Gypsy jazz solos (by Django Reinhardt and by the best players on the scene), and you will receive a PDF transcription after every session.
Soak up the music theory behind this beautiful music and learn how to apply it.
Enhance your live performance skills.
Become crystal clear about what to practice on guitar.
The #1 reason most people don't achieve their music goals is because they don't know what to practice.
Become crystal clear about how to practice. You will learn a lot of useful tips on how to maximise your practice time.
Create actions that are both doable and effective in producing the results you want.
I am trained to advise you. Question you. Challenge you. Help you dig deeper. Prevent self-sabotage. Motivate you. Acknowledge you. And celebrate your wins.
In short, I will be in your corner every step of the way... right up until every part of your Gypsy Jazz guitar playing is going exactly the way you want it.
Wouldn't it be amazing to have a professional Gypsy Jazz guitar coach in your corner whose only job is to make sure you achieve your music goals?
See what other students of Filippo's
coaching are saying:
"The course is designed to be thorough, and to guide the learner to see progress daily - and it works. I am having a lot of fun following this course and cannot recommend it highly enough." - Adam S.
"I enjoyed the course and Filippo's teaching style. There is clear and logical explanation of the required music theory, followed by techniques for creative improvisation. This course fulfils the objectives stated in the course content, and I am enjoying practising the techniques learned. Highly recommended if this is of interest." - Jon C.
"Genuine? Helpful? Actually gives me a real place to start practicing?! So much yes." - Kyle L.
"Some "lights" really went on for me as a result of this course. I feel more confident with my leads and now have better command of the fretboard. To any potential students: if you are on the fence about taking this course, give it a shot. You'll be happy you did." - Mark A.
"This is by far the best online guitar class I’ve ever taken. Well worth the investment. I have always been a good rhythm guitarist but was stuck in the pentatonic rut and didn’t understand chord theory and scales until now. I hope you create more courses! I’m telling all my friends who play guitar to buy this course! Thank you!" - Bob B.
Each Weekly Coaching Session Is Designed To Dig Deep Into A Single Category Of Your Gypsy Jazz
And Help You Transform It From The Ground Up
Each week, you'll have a 60-minute (+15 minutes Q&A) call with your group (scheduled at several times each week to suit most time zones).
During this weekly call, you will learn from Filippo in real-time and you will be able to interact with Filippo and with the other students, via video or via the chat box.
Each week, we will be working on a different category of your Gypsy Jazz Guitar playing: right hand technique, rhythm, chords, scales & arpeggios, licks, learn standards (repertoire), transcribe solos and music theory
Following this schedule, it'll take 8 weeks to work through all 8 of the categories.
The course keeps rotating through this schedule, so you will cover all the areas of your Gypsy Jazz guitar playing with regularity.
You'll then commit to completing 3 simple, doable actions for the entire week.
Ensuring that your musicianship is in balance and that you also make progress in your top priority.
We've designed the Gypsy Jazz Guitar Makeover Coaching program to allow you to work on all the areas of your Gypsy Jazz guitar playing (this is why our current coaching students call this system "brilliant").
Each week, you'll work on 1 of the 8 categories.
Because pursuing success in only one area doesn't work. It typically causes the rest of your guitar playing to swing out of balance. Because we are holistic beings, meaning every area of our musicianship affects every other area.
Following this schedule, it'll take 8 weeks to work through all 8 of the categories.
About Filippo Dall'Asta
"Filippo has the magic balance of talent and drive and both serve each other perfectly.
He positively glows in his numerous musical endeavours, is boundlessly enthusiastic and he has the skills to back all of this up.
Further, he is a pleasure to play with and I expect big things from him." –
JOHN WHEATCROFT of GUITAR TECHNIQUES MAGAZINES
"Filippo Dall’Asta’s “Mediterasian” is a great fusion of Gypsy jazz and Indian music. The sounds of the two traditions blend perfectly with each other creating a fresh, original and innovative debut album. Highly recommended!"
- MOZES ROSENBERG
Filippo Dall’Asta is an Italian Gypsy jazz guitarist, composer, bandleader and arranger, mixing the sounds of Gypsy Jazz with bebop and classical music, to forge his own style of progressive guitar playing.
Filippo began playing at the age of 5 in Parma, Italy, and studied music in his native country as well as Germany, France, Holland and India.
In 2010, at the age of 23, he arrived in the UK.
He has performed and recorded with hundreds of artists such as Mozes Rosenberg, Lollo Meier, Giacomo Smith, John Wheatcroft, Tara Minton (Björk), Gypsy Dynamite, Harp Bazaar, The Onironauts and many more.
His touring resume covers Germany, India, Italy, France, Spain, England, Malta and Russia, with notable appearances at The Royal Albert Hall, the House of Parliament, the Tower of London, the Union Chapel, and many festivals in France and Italy.
Filippo released his first solo album in December 2018: “Mediterasian”, innovative album featuring over 20 musicians in which the erratic energy of Gypsy jazz combine with the meditative sonorities of Indian music.
The album was praised as "one of the best instrumental albums of 2018" by LA Music Critic Awards.