La pompe



[Fr.]


This is a unique strumming technique used by the rhythm guitar in gypsy jazz. It is similar to percussive strumming techniques used in bluegrass music and gives the music a fast swing feeling. The technique starts with a very fast up and down strum followed by another down strum. The up and down strum are performed very fast and before the main beat of the down strum. These rhythm patterns are typically performed by two or more rhythm guitars in unison to produce the percussive rhythm.


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