Watch the Sonora Spring: Verse 1 online guitar lesson by John Jorgenson from Gypsy Jazz Journeys: Sonora Spring
You just heard me play the verse to "Sonora Spring", and now I'd like to show you the chords of it.
It starts with a G6 chord, with the thumb coming around to hit the G and the middle finger fretting both the A and D strings. First finger is on the 4th fret G string, and the ring finger on the 5th fret B string. This is a very common chord in gypsy jazz, as I mentioned, Django only has use of the first two fingers, but he could put his fingers on their as well for certain chords like this one.
Next, we go to B7, then again to the E minor (fretting both the A and D strings with my middle finger), A minor follows that, then we go back to the B7, and then...F#min7b5. I know that sounds like a lot of things, but it's really just like you're playing an A minor but you grab an F# with your thumb. It's easy to move between this and the B7, which we finish off with, and then repeat.