best django tune to start with for a beginner?

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best django tune to start with for a beginner?

Postby eric zwicky » Fri Mar 24, 2006 11:08 pm

i apologize in advance if this topic has been done to death, but i would like to ask:

based on your own experiences, which django reinhardt tune would you advise for a beginner, to "comp" with? i currently am studying the john jorgenson introductory book and dvd, and am getting the rhythm and "snap" thing down, but i would like to start learning the chord accompaniment behind some real tunes, for fun, and to apply what i am learning.

any advice would be appreciated.

thanks in advance,

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Postby Rookie » Fri Mar 24, 2006 11:29 pm


The first Tune I could play was the Minor Swing...only 3 Chords, not to fast, so I would advise you to learn that one.

You can also learn Dark Eyes (Les yeux noirs), also not too hard

You'll find the chords here:

Very useful page...

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Postby BachelorNo2 » Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:13 am

Minor Blues is always good to play. I've been playing this song for bloody ages, never get bored of it. 8)
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Postby SwingOpi » Sat Mar 25, 2006 12:14 pm


I´ve started with Blue Drag and of course Minor Swing. Both are not too difficult, I think.

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Postby fretbuzz » Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:46 am

Hey man; I'm new, too. I've been working through "Douce Ambiance" and "Artillery Lourdes". Both are at a decent tempo and easy to play (chording, that is. I couldn't solo my way out of a paper bag :lol: )
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Postby emicad » Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:26 am

Try "Ornithology"
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