La Pompe The heartbeat of Gypsy Jazz



La Pompe

The Heartbeat of Gypsy Jazz Accompaniment

You love Gypsy Jazz and wish to play it
freely and joyfully.

When you hear La Pompe – whether it’s Django or other Gypsy Jazz guitarists – you dream of sounding just like that.
Ever wondered how they get that unique sound? What are those “Gypsy Chords” they’re playing? What are those inversions and voicings?

Accompaniment is the most crucial part of Gypsy Jazz playing.

Playing great La Pompe improves your understanding of the form and groove of the song,
sets the structure for your improvisation, and makes you the player everyone wants to jam with (there’s nothing more annoying than playing with someone who doesn’t swing).
La Pompe combines the harmony player’s role with the drummer’s, So there’s something in it for any Jazz guitarist, regardless of your style. Master it at any tempo, and you can play anything in Jazz and even use it in your solos.
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The Ultimate Course For Gypsy Jazz Accompaniment

La Pompe: Mastering the Heartbeat of Gypsy Jazz

Master the art of that iconic percussive strumming, infusing your playing with the same infectious energy that brought Gypsy jazz to life with the ultimate course for aspiring guitarists and music enthusiasts eager to immerse themselves in the captivating world of Gypsy jazz accompaniment.

The course will lead you through
these 4 gradual steps:

Step #1: Down Stroke La Pompe

There is not only one style of La Pompe. In fact, there are a few.
And Django used them all to convey a different feeling to different songs or to different parts of the same song.
It all begins with the two primary downstrokes, which form the core of this style and have been embraced by many modern guitarists as their primary, if not sole, accompaniment technique. You’ll master the movements behind these two downstrokes.
These movements are like the dance behind your rhythm infusing your La Pompe with swing and bounce. You’ll start by concentrating on your right hand, playing over one chord. Then, you'll progress to practicing the fluidity of your groove as you change chords.

Step#2: Song Mastery

Now that you have mastered the basic Down-Stroke La Pompe, it’s time to practice it with songs so you can jam with others. This is why I've included a special Accompaniment Mastery Tracks bonus for you. You'll learn to play the accompaniment for 7 famous songs, step by step, with a unique 'play along' video track that allows you to 'sit in' with me as I play the accompaniment together with you.

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Step#3: Traditional (up-stroke) La Pompe

The more traditional way to play La Pompe, as performed by Django and other Gypsy Jazz luminaries, includes an upstroke on the swing accent. This creates a distinct syncopated rhythm that is both energetic and infectious. It's a more complicated style of La Pompe that can be challenging to grasp.

We'll break it down into 7 easy steps to help you play it correctly. Once you've mastered this style of La Pompe along with its various variations, you'll gain the freedom to improvise in your accompaniment, allowing you to convey the feel that you want for any song or specific section.

Step#4: Chord Progressions and Rhythm Kicks

There are common chord progressions that repeat again and again in many songs. Mastering these progressions and getting them into your muscle memory will make it so much easier for you to learn new songs.

Incorporating rhythm kicks into your playing adds depth, excitement, and authenticity to your Gypsy jazz accompaniment. They add a distinctive flair to your playing and are a crucial component of the Gypsy jazz accompaniment style. It allows you to express yourself creatively, adding your unique touch to the music.

Whether you're strumming as part of a group or accompanying your own solos, rhythm kicks elevate your playing and immerse you in the heart of Gypsy jazz's rhythmic charm.

When you get through the course you will:

How it works

La Pompe: The Heartbeat of Gypsy Jazz Accompaniment is a fully “Learn at your own Pace” digital course. It offers5 hours of video lessons divided into 7 modules, taking you step by step from:
the very basics of La Pompe movements
through chords, chord progressions
up to playing complete songs with various La Pompe styles, rhythm kicks, and chord substitutes, just like a pro
We start with the basics to ensure a common background.
Video play-alongs and charts will be provided, and you’ll gain immediate access upon signing up.


Accompaniment Mastery:
This special Bonus includes video play-alongs for 7 songs,
where you join me to play the Accompaniment for the solos heard in the background.
Each song is taught step by step, featuring unique intros and outros, along with charts for reference.


Yaakov Hoter

Django Reinhardt’s music ignited my guitar passion at age 13. My journey spans Blues, Rock, Pop, Arabic Oud, Jazz, and Gypsy Jazz. Throughout it all, one thing has remained crystal clear to me – music is a universal language, free from the constraints of style or genre.
I’ve collaborated with renowned musicians like Bireli Lagrene and Martin Taylor, gracing international festivals. My academic journey includes a music college degree and a Music Academy bachelor’s. I document my musical journey at gypsyandjazz.com, helping thousands of players around the globe play the way they love and love the way they play.


This course is suitable for all levels. It’s how the Gypsy luminaries play La Pompe and It’s how I learned it as a professional musician. It’s great for guitar beginners as they’ll improve their chord playing together with learning this enchanting accompaniment style and it suits advanced guitarists who want to adopt the authentic La Pompe accompaniment to their playing.

The beauty of this process is that it lays down the framework for your Gypsy Jazz Accompaniment, no matter what your playing skills are.

Well… if you are not satisfied with the way your La Pompe sounds, this course is crucial for you to play Gypsy Jazz. Your accompaniment is the most crucial part of your Gypsy Jazz  playing. Playing great La Pompe improves your understanding of the form and  groove of the song, sets the structure for your improvisation and gets you to be a player that everyone wants to play with (there isn’t a more annoying thing than playing with someone who doesn’t swing).
So this course will actually help you complete the other courses you have. Playing great accompaniment is definitely a must learn skill, before you learn anything else.

Yes! The course is yours, and you can download it or watch it online for as long as you like!

No worries, you’re covered by my 30-day money-back guarantee. Simply send me an email, and I’ll promptly process a full refund for you!

Yes! You can access the course from any device. Simply sign in using your email and password.

Yes! You get complete access upon registration.

30 minutes has proven to be very efficient. Besides, this course is yours! You can get back to it whenever you like to get the Magic of Triads!

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