Jazz, Acoustic guitar, Gypsy Jazz

Minor Blues

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Minor Blues or "Blues En Mineur" is a composition by Django Reinhardt recorded in 1935. Django had recorded it several times, but this time we are going to focus on his legendary solo over this minor blues progression followed by 2 progressions of my own composed improvisation in the gypsy jazz style.

LESSON FILE INCLUDES:

  • Main video
  • 20 slow/fast videos (close up) showing each section separately
  • 2 speed backing tracks
  • Tab in PDF, GP5, 6, 7.
  • Lesson description
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"Minor Blues" or "Blues En Mineur" is a composition by Django Reinhardt recorded in 1935. Django had recorded it several times, but this time we are going to focus on his legendary solo over this minor blues progression followed by 2 progressions of my own composed improvisation in the gypsy jazz style.

Except from learning Django's original solo, this lesson will help you build your minor blues vocabulary and improve your gypsy picking technique.

I have provided 7 pages full tabs (GP5, GP6, GP7 and PDF) where I have marked the right chords (with the exact position and fingering that I have used to play the rhythm guitar) and the picking patterns for the solo (upstrokes and downstrokes) of EVERY NOTE.

* Please note that you can do the picking patterns in a way which is most comfortable for you.

The 2 backing tracks included in this lesson are in different tempo - 160bpm and a version which is 25% slower. Depending on your skill level you can choose which tempo is right for you.

There are 20 slow and fast videos showing each section separatelly.

- 15 videos for the Django's improvisation including the main theme

- 5 more videos for my solo

The form of the composition is 12 bar blues in minor. Despite of the fact that there are many variations of the blues in minor,

this will be a simple one with just 4 chords.

--------------------------THE PROGRESSION-------------------------------------

//: Gm6 / % / % / % /

/ Cm6 / % / Gm6 / % /

/ D7 / Eb7 D7 / Gm6 / D7 ://

These are the basic chords for the composition. In the rhythm guitar I have included also some basic variations which can be found in the TAB

(those of you who use guitar pro 7 can view the right position of the fingers used to play the chords - just click on CHORDS).

I hope you will like this lesson. Good luck practicing and feel free to leave a comment.

Have fun!

Damjan Pejcinoski

 

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