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Django was well known for being one of the first guitar players along with Charlie Christian to use what we now call neighbor tones as a way to draw more definition to chord tones within a solo line. Neighbor tones are tones either above or below a chord tone that can be used to draw attention to the defining tones of the chord. This idea is a classic Djangoesque and really brings out the sounds of the chords in the process. Let's take a look.