Watch the 1953-Modern Django online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Acoustic Guitar 9: Advanced Style Variations

1953-Modern Django - Lick 43 is a video guitar lesson presented by Reinier Voet and is sourced from 50 Gypsy Jazz Licks You MUST Know.


With this lick I would like to explain how the alteration of a dominant7 chord works. This lick is similar to part of the solo in ‘Nuages', played by Django Reinhardt. It shows you how Django used his guitar as a musical system. You can easily see how Django was thinking. In 1953, the year of his unexpected death, his playing had become more modern than only a couple of years earlier. His playing had been influenced by the bebop players of that time.