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Django was a great player, his ideas, rhythms and technique were and still are exemplary.
Backing track: Minor Swing (160 bpm) (Old Style) - Gypsy jazz Backing track / Jazz manouche
An old Django version: Django Reinhardt - Minor Swing
A really tough one to get right, many different sections.
This whacky song is apparently dedicated to or inspired by
Gareth Pearson. It's got a great vibe, tricky bits galore - a great challenge. As always with these types of songs, I have transcriped the bass notes with stems pointing downwards. The rhythm and melody notes pointing upwards.
Part 2 is here
Welsh Tornado Pt2.
Some useful shapes for the Sus2 chord: 1, 2, 5
Basic Example of the classic Pink Floyd song.
Learn the chords and focus on getting the changes right.
Use this shape to create commonly used scales.
The scales you can create with this are:
Using the 3 notes per string concept to create a scale shape, within which you pick out the arpeggio for each starting interval.
This shape is starting from the fifth note in the scale and is therefore position 5.
These multi-octave arpeggios are great for testing your dexterity, understanding of the fretboard. The aim is to play the shape anywhere on the fretboard.
3 notes per string shapes allow you to find chords, melodic runs, arpeggios and other patterns, plus really fast solos!.
Transcription showing of 1st verse plus the alternate riffs and licks that are in the song
Get the vibe. This is what blues is all about anyway.
An example of a gypsy jazz chord sequence.
This demonstrates the kinds of chords you should get familiar with.
Some useful shapes for the Dominant 7th chord: 1, 3, 5, b7
This shape is starting from the second note in the scale and is therefore position 2.
Chords used for 12 Bar Blues Strum.
Not much of a sequence for the B7 chord as the notes that you might use are not easily available.
Some useful shapes for the Sus4 chord: 1, 4, 5