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Jazz & More Guitar Lessons: Django's 1-6-2-5 Approach

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Gypsy Guitar, Django's 1-6-2-5 Approach.
Just as I did in the jazz basic chapter.
I will speak about a progression
that is really common 1-6-2-5.
I had 2-5-1 and
2-5-1-6 in the just basic program.
Here we got one we in the key of D now,
a typical key for a gypsy jazz.
Because it's very suitable for
violin like G and D and E keys like that.
A.
So D.
[SOUND] You have D, D major.
We have B flat minor.
7th, we have E flat.
E.
E minor 7.
[SOUND] And A7.
[MUSIC]
Like that.
This is starting off 1-6-2-5.
[MUSIC]
And
a bebop player would try to
outline all these chords.
[MUSIC]
Like that.
But Django didn't do like that.
He, he had his own approach to this.
[SOUND] the basic thing is that
he will play like D major.
All the time or
he could add a [SOUND]
minor third.
[MUSIC].
Or do like that like I did there
adding the minor 4th.
4th minor.
So instead of playing D here,
D major, D major on this chord.
But on these two chords,
[SOUND] E minor 7 and A7.
He used the 4th minor 6th chord.
That would be [SOUND] G minor 6th.
So.
Like that and it's
kind of an interesting
sound playing in
between this chord,
D major [SOUND] and
G minor 6th.
[SOUND] D Major and G minor.
[SOUND] It goes like this.
[MUSIC]
It's like a classical thing.
Or he had another option,
he used D diminished or
F diminished or [SOUND] A flat diminished.
[SOUND] Or B diminished.
[SOUND] Or the whole progression.
[MUSIC]
One other thing.
He used to the tritone substitution.
So instead of [SOUND] E minor 7, A7.
[MUSIC]
He used the E flat 7 or E flat 9.
[MUSIC]
So now I'm going to use these ideas.
Just playing D major is the first one.
The second one is playing between
D major and G minor, G minor 6th.
Third one is using the D diminished or
F diminished, A flat diminished or
B flat diminished.
Or the fourth one is using
the tritone substitution.
So here we have some rhythm backing
tracks in D major 1-6-2-5 for
Django's approach to rhythm change or
1-6-2-5.
Here we go.
[MUSIC]