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Postby Ned B » Mon Sep 08, 2003 11:51 pm

I've noticed in trying to find the exact voicings that Django played, that many shapes are "grab" chords like the 9th. You have a 6/9, m9, that 6th and others that don't require the use of the 3rd and 4th fingers on the lower strings. I would love to get more input on the rhythm playing of Django. Alabamy Bound has to up there as a great showcase of his rhythm work.
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Postby Jan Primus » Tue Sep 09, 2003 3:16 pm

My understanding of it is that he did use his 3rd and 4th fingers, but they were more of a claw grab rather than a delicate stretch. That would certainly explain the seemingly peculiar chord voicings. I have these big ham hands, but they dont reach alll the way arounda wide neck so easily... sigh.
Michael was actually very cool about the whole thing saying you could use whatever you wanted, but to get that "real Gypsy sound"... I have to admit, some of the peculiar voicings sound so damn cool.

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Postby Zoot » Wed Sep 10, 2003 6:01 pm

A CD to accompany Colins 1st book has just been recorded this week.
I'm in the process of mixing and adding the vocal introduction to each of the 50 tracks.
Each track is a literal interpretation of whats on the page so don't expect a playalong CD (besides it would end up being a 5 CD set)
He has used a few different approaches/styles in various tracks so you will hear some of the methods used.
Should be out in a few weeks.

Just remember folks. Not available in the shops.
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Postby justjack » Wed Sep 10, 2003 7:13 pm

KaChing? For us, it's more of a wallet-emptying whoosh! Saving my pennies, though.
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Postby Jan Primus » Wed Sep 10, 2003 8:01 pm

You are of course going to pair it with the book one and send one out to all the guys who have purchased the book before right?

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Postby Zoot » Wed Sep 10, 2003 8:37 pm

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Postby Plowboy » Thu Sep 11, 2003 4:46 am

Zoot wrote:.
Should be out in a few weeks.


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Postby nwilkins » Thu Sep 11, 2003 1:19 pm

Zoot wrote::shock:


Is that a no?
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Postby Teddy Dupont » Thu Sep 11, 2003 2:03 pm

nwilkins wrote:
Zoot wrote::shock:


Is that a no?


Knowing Zoot, I rather think it is actually a **** OFF!
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Postby Jan Primus » Thu Sep 11, 2003 3:04 pm

hehe Zoot, just thought I'd try. Didn't figure it would work. That was a great response.

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