Practicing without a band

I find it hard to practice gypsy jazz guitar music without a band. I play rhythm guitar and it is difficult to motivate oneself to play fast rhythm guitar for an hour with just a metronome for company. The other members of Djangoism are busy professional musicians with a lot of touring commitments so we don't get to rehearse very often. Fortunately help is at hand with a great practice CD from Dave Kelbie called The Sauce. The CD has the excellent rhythm section of Dave Kelbie on guitar and Pete Kubryk-Townsend on double bass playing 13 tracks of gypsy jazz tunes. All the tracks last normal gig length – usually around five minutes and are at the usual fast tempos, apart from the ballads of course. I put the CD on loud, play along and it feels as though I am on a gig – I get all the usual effects like cramping hands and tired arm muscles. I imagine that it is also very good for lead gypsy jazz instruments.


One Response to Practicing without a band

  1. dave danze says:

    Need to practise gypsy jazz. Any suggestions?


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: