1930sExAm­plE3 ChorD tones & benDs

Guitar Techniques - - LESSON: JAZZ -

Here we see Django mix straight C ma­jor ideas with Dm/G lines to cre­ate a bouncy and bluesy line that has bags of so­phis­ti­ca­tion for such a sim­ple idea. Rein­hardt ’s phrases have a huge amount of rhyth­mic vari­a­tion and this helps to make sim­ple melodic ma­te­rial come across as both con­vinc­ing and com­pelling. Gen­er­ally Django’s bends go no fur­ther than a semi­tone as we’re look­ing at acous­tic with (al­beit) light strings but a quite high ac­tion.

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