August 7, 2013

Wow it's August already. Hope everyone's had a great summer so far! Lots of time left to practise your Gypsy Jazz licks with our Hot DVDs. Great value and lots of instruction.

March 26, 2012

Spring has arrived and the summer festival season is getting started! What better time to improve your playing?

Download your lessons or order your DVDs now!!

December 12, 2011

You can now purchase Gift Certificates for the HyperHip Media Online files.

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December 12, 2011

Season's Greetings!! Merry Christmas!!

We've reduced the price of the DVDs by $10/DVD!
Buy NOW and Save!!!

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November 11, 2011

Just wanted to announce that we've uploaded most of our DVD titles on our HyperHip Media Online site. We now offer all the Denis Chang, Stochelo Rosenberg, Tim Kliphuis titles as downloadable files to use on your computer.

Many of the lessons now have French subtitles as well!

July 31, 2011

I'm happy to announce the introduction of HyperHip Media Online. This new service will allow you to download all of our video titles online! These downloads contain all the great content from our DVDs in an environmentally friendly fashion! You will also save shipping costs and duplication costs.

We have currently uploaded five of our video titles. We will have the remaining five titles online shortly. So now you can get started learning, online, immediately!

All the current titles are English only. We will be uploading French versions soon.

This service is completely secure. The service provider specializes in high-speed, high-volume video downloads.

Sample movies are available once you download the software.

July 31, 2011

I have a limited number of Denis Chang GYPSY JAZZ PLAYALONG VOL 1 Audio CDs available. These are they current State-of-the-Art for Gypsy Jazz Playalongs.

April 29, 2011

I'm prepping files for upload to our new downloadable site, HyperHip Media Online. Watch for it soon!

Jan 1, 2011

Wishing everyone a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous New Year!!!

Dec 20, 2010

We have received our new print run of Building a Selmer Maccaferri Guitar and they are ready to ship!

Nov 1, 2010

Click here to get more info about the upcoming Django Reinhardt NY Festival 2010, November 2 to 7 at Birdland. This years lineup includes:

Dorado Schmitt, Samson Schmitt, Pierre Blanchard, Peter Beets, Amati Schmitt, Emar Castaneda and many more.

August 10, 2010

HyperHip Media's Tim Kliphuis has organized a Grappelli/Django camp.

It's called the Grappelli/Django Camp Netherlands
Location: Oostvoorne, near Rotterdam
Dates: 20-22 August 2010
Number of students: 25 max
Provisional website: www.stephanegrappelli.com

Outline: This weekend focuses on teaching the style of Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt, to violinists and guitarists. World class players/teachers in the style Tim Kliphuis (violin) and Reinier Voet (guitar) run the course which mixes workshops (up to 4 a day), an evening concert, guided and free jam sessions, camping and friendship at an idyllic location near the sea.

This is the first year of Tim's Grappelli/Django Camp Netherlands. If you're interested in learning Grappelli-style violin this camp would be the place to do it!

Reserve early for next year!

July 5, 2010

Hope you're enjoying the summer festival season!

I have posted many new clips on our youtube channel:


There are clips from the Rosenberg Trio in Montreal in June and clips of Joscho Stephan, Gustav Lundgren, Biel Ballester, Tim Kliphuis, Evan Price, Denis Chang, Aurelien Bouly, Gonazalo Bergara performing at Django In June, as well as some vintage clips from 2001.

March 15, 2010

I've uploaded some of Denis Chang's new Django tabs. Denis is meticulous when it comes to transcribing, so I'm sure these tabs will be accurate and should keep you busy for a while. Check out our new Downloads section.

February 4, 2010

HyperHip Media Inc. is proud to be a sponsor of the 2010 Django in June Festival, June 15 to 20 in beautiful Northampton, Mass.

For those of you who haven't attended a DIJ yet, do yourself a favour and try to attend. Festival organizer, Andrew Lawrence has turned this event into the premier East-coast Django Festival. It's one of the most jamming friendly events you can attend. Each day is filled with workshops and the evenings are filled with concerts and jams.

This year's line-up looks great. Whether you're a guitarist, violinist or accordionist, there's something for us all!

• Joscho Stephan, guitar (Germany)
• Biel Ballester, guitar (Spain)
• Gustav Lundgren, guitar (Sweden)
• Aurelien Bouly, guitar (France; Tarne Spilari)
• Gonzalo Bergara, guitar (Argentina via California)
• Tim Kliphuis, violin (Holland)
• Evan Price, violin (Turtle Island Quartet; Hot Club of San Francisco)
• Jimie Masefield, mandolin (Vermont, Jazz Mandolin Project)
• Rob Reich, accordion (San Francisco; Gaucho)
• Martin Sjöstedt, bass (Sweden)

Representing HyperHip Media this year will be the swinging Tim Kliphuis. In addition to being a great performer, Tim is also a great instructor. For those of you who are so inclined, TK jogs every morning. You can join him for some exercise then pick his musical brain in one of his workshops.


January 23, 2010

In celebration of Django Reinhardt's 100th birthday, Denis Chang has put transcriptions of every Minor Swing solo on his website.



November 27, 2009

The pdf Tab file for Valse à Rosenberg on the DVD Gypsy Waltzes Featuring Stochelo Rosenberg, is missing page 2.

You can access a complete version of the pdf file here or click the image.

November 4, 2009

I'm very pleased to announce that the 2 Stochelo Rosenberg DVDs: In The Style of Stochelo Rosenberg and Gypsy Waltzes Featuring Stochelo Rosenberg are now available for purchase and are shipping.

The producer, Denis Chang and I, are very happy with the DVDs and hope that many of you will use them to further your Gypsy Jazz education. On a personal note I feel that the combination of Denis' teaching format, coupled with Stochelo's formidable chops and overall musicality should keep you busy for a long, long time.

I will post videos on youtube within the next day or so.

Click here for HyperHip Media youtube channel.

Now Shipping!!!

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October 9, 2009

HyperHip Media is proud to announce the release of a beautiful fine-art print entitled "Django Reinhardt – Paris Swing" by Toronto print-maker, Colleen Clancey.

This original image is printed on archival heavyweight paper and would be a welcome addition to any room in your house or studio.

Click the image to learn more.

June 20, 2009

Django in June 2009 was a big success. Once again Andrew Lawrence pulled off a great event with patience and style! Attendance was high and the concerts were SRO.

Concert highlight for me was Gonzalo Bergara Quartet. Check the youtube clips.

Once again kudos and thanks to Andrew Lawrence.

May 6, 2009

Just took delivery of the Wawau Adler DVD, "In the Style of Wawau Adler". Click the image to order.


April 29, 2009The Wawau Adler DVD, "In the Style of Wawau Adler" is now in for replication. I'll post notices when the DVDs arrive (expected May 8, 2009).“In The Style Of Wawau Adler” is divided into two parts. In “The Songs”, Wawau and rhythm guitarist Denis Chang demonstrate Wawau’s style at slow, medium and fast tempos on 33 songs in the Django style. The songs were selected to demonstrate all of the common chord changes in the gypsy jazz repertoire. Although there is no tablature of Wawau’s playing, viewers will find much can be learned by simply watching and repeating Wawau’s phrases. Alternate, close-up angles are provided for more in-depth analysis. The second section is “The Lessons” where Wawau gives valuable insight into proper rhythm playing, dynamics, tone control and phrasing. Wawau then demonstrates 17 Licks which the viewer can incorporate into his or her own playing.I've posted several HD clips on www.youtube.com. Here are 3 examples. There are more posted. (check out Wawau's insanely modern intro to Cherokee). Don't forget to click the "HQ" button to watch the clips in High Def mode.Minor Swing Clip 1Cherokee ClipAvalon Clip

March 10, 2009

Just got back from a week in Montreal. We shot some video of Roumanian virtuoso gypsy violinist Carmen Piculeata on Tuesday and Wednesday. This DVD will deal with traditional gypsy violin techniques. We hope to release this DVD later this year.

Stochelo Rosenberg arrived on Thursday with his manager Ivan and his cousin Manuel. We shot some incredible stuff! What a right hand Stochelo has! Denis thinks I should change the slogan from "Hot Music for Cool People" to
"Just Give Up Now!"

Stochelo's technique is so clean. He articulates so well and so fast! aye carumba!

Denis is an amazing fellow. He knows all of Stochelo's licks. His musical concentration is unbelievable. He can hear the smallest thing. Not just wrong notes, but really subtle points. I'm beginning to suspect that Denis may not be from our planet. Maybe the planet Djanganus?

On Friday and Saturday night Denis' trio played, featuring Stochelo of course, to packed houses and even after a full day of directing, Denis still played amazingly well. I take my hat off to anyone who can trade 8's with Stochelo.

I'll put up some youtube clips so you can judge for yourself.

I've got to start editing now!






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