Spanish Jazz Guitar Pioneer, Biel Ballester Featured in Gypsy Jazz Guitar Secrets Magazine

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Digital magazine Gypsy Jazz Guitar Secrets exclusively features Biel Ballester, along with live music performances and exclusive guitar video lessons.

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Biel represents the new wave of gypsy jazz guitarists who bring their own culture and music into the mix. He is a true original and inspiration.

Biel Ballester features in the 6th edition of Gypsy Jazz Guitar Secrets digital magazine available exclusively on mobile iOS and Android devices. Biel is a talented young composer, player and teacher and recently had two of his works chosen by Woody Allen for the soundtrack of the director's film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona. This edition includes video performances by Biel and his trio playing in Barcelona with Robin Nolan, in addition to a revealing interview and video lesson from Biel detailing a breakdown of Django Reinhardt's "Django’s Tiger". Each monthly issue of the magazine includes video lessons and performances from the best and brightest Gypsy Jazz guitarists from around the world.

“Biel represents the new wave of gypsy jazz guitarists who bring their own culture and music into the mix. He is a true original and inspiration.” - Robin Nolan, Gypsy Jazz Guitarist and Magazine Publisher

Exclusive live performances, cutting edge video lessons, music and interviews inside this month’s issue include:

Biel in Barcelona - by Robin Nolan
Robin Nolan interviews Biel Ballester at his home in Barcelona, and includes recent performance footage of Biel and Robin jamming together at the legendary jazz club The Jamboree in Barcelona.

"Django’s Tiger" Guitar Lesson - by Biel Ballester
Biel Ballester breaks down Django’s Tiger, one of Reinhardt’s most iconic solos and considered one of the essential pieces for the gypsy guitarist to master.

Seresta Album Review - by Jeff Fiskin
Jeff Fiskin reviews the 20 Volume Django Reinhardt Intégrale de Frémeaux arguing the album to be the single best gypsy jazz CD ever.

Django’s Waltz - by Yorgui Loeffler
Django’s Waltz is a classic, and was written and played by the master to show his virtuosity and command of the guitar. Here, Yorgui Loeffler plays the Waltz beautifully. Include’s Montagne Ste-Genevieve backing track by Denis Chang as well as chart music.

"Three Modern Gypsy Licks" Guitar Lesson - by Thomas Baggerman
Thomas Baggerman teaches readers some cool patterns which can be used to create tension.

Hot Club of Detroit - by Robin Nolan
Robin sits down to chat with one of the premiere gypsy jazz acts of the USA, Hot Club of Detroit. Includes two exclusive video performances from the band backstage at the recent DjangoFest NorthWest.

"Bolero Ending Bireli Style" Guitar Lesson - by Robin Nolan
A lesson from Robin Nolan on the Bolero Ending, Bireli Style. It sounds slick and sophisticated and works great if another instrument is also playing the melody.

"Swing 48" Performed by Wawau Adler & Michael Gimenez
A sizzling clip of a meeting of two guitar virtuosos recorded in Samui last year, Wawau Adler & Michael Gimenez.

Another jam-packed issue for all fans, students and performers of Gypsy Jazz music, this issue can be downloaded via the free app on iTunes or Google Play at:

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About Gypsy Jazz Guitar Secrets Magazine:
A unique combination of digital music magazine and Gypsy Jazz Guitar learning experience, Gypsy Jazz Guitar Secrets Magazine brings readers live performances, cutting edge lessons and exclusive music and interviews. The magazine is a digital-only, multimedia magazine available for free download on iPhone, iPad and Android mobile device.

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