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Thought I'd gather up a bunch of good playing/tune related links for all us rookies. Most if not all are probably available in the site's links section, so if you haven't checked it out, head on over. Enjoy!

http://www.visi.com/~mpv/charts/ (standard charts)
http://www.gadjodrom.com/grilles_sommaire.php3 (chord grids)
http://jazz.chansons.free.fr/guitarejazz2.htm(tab & standard)
http://www.outsideshore.com/primer/prim ... r-5-2.html (soloing)
http://www.angelfire.com/music2/blackmack/jazz.html (tabs)
http://www.ralphpatt.com/Song.html (chords)
http://www.djangobooks.com (tutorial books)
http://www.robinnolantrio.com (tutorial books)
http://www.geocities.com/djangoforever/ (assorted)
http://www.gadjodrom.com/trans/index.php (transcriptions)
http://banjo.boya.to/django/chordbook.html?A (chords)
http://www.djangology.net (one of our own's journey)

Also remember to check the site shop if you're in the market for books. More links will be added as I remember them. If you've got some to add, feel free; I'm just trying to keep them playing related.

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Another one I forgot, which has some great insights on four to the bar playing. http://www.freddiegreen.org/ Check under the style section for instruments & setup, lessons & technique, transcriptions, and tips on playing acoustic in a band. (Note, though, that not all this will be exactly what you want for a Django-style sound. Still, good ideas from one of the great rhythm men of all time.)
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And yet some more:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GypsyGuitarDownload1/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GypsyGuitarDownload2/

You'll have to join up to access these, but there's some worthwhile downloads-some chord forms from our own Ted G., some transcriptions, etc. I will say that the forum section is in my opinion an almost hopeless quagmire which is almost never worth the trouble it brings. Most anything you can find there (that is playing related) can be found here much more easily, and with much more good humor. Or humour. That said, check out the downloads.

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Cheers Jack
Some good stuff there
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Tips for using ornaments in your solos:
http://www.slowgold.com/woodsheddin/iss ... trills.htm

and for soloing over descending chromatic progressions:
http://www.slowgold.com/woodsheddin/Iss ... oloing.htm

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yeah, well that "soloing over descending runs" thing would be helpful for the tune "Cherokee" possibly, but I couldn't squeeze much out of that article that would help...
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hey jack,

any gypsy-jazz etudes you know of?

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djangology wrote:yeah, well that "soloing over descending runs" thing would be helpful for the tune "Cherokee" possibly, but I couldn't squeeze much out of that article that would help...
That's just 'cause there's not enough rookie left in you. To tell the truth, the part of it I found interesting was the last example, mostly because it shows that your rhythm and touch are at least as important as knowing what notes go with what chords.
Gypsy jazz etudes, I'm at a loss with. Anyone?
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I've just noticed that Michael's new Unaccompanied Django includes:

"- Three Gypsy Etudes based on harmonic and melodic devices used by contemporary Gypsy guitarists such as Angelo Debarre, Boulou Ferré, Fapy Lafertin, and Biréli Lagrène. (See Track Listing)
- All transcriptions are both standard notation and tablature. Gypsy-style fingering and pick-stroke suggestions are included."

Preorders now being taken in the Shop section, or check www.djangobooks.com.
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ooh! w00+!
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Another: http://nuagesdeswing.free.fr/jouer/jouer_index.html

Some mp3 and real audio files with chord grids. Note they use a slightly different style than www.gadjodrom.com when dividing up a single bar. Gadjodrom is west, north, south, east; this is upper left, upper right, lower left, lower right. Clear enough, though, I'm sure.
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More good news:
http://guitweb.ifrance.com/guitweb/page ... bledit.htm

Some Django, some blues, and, as they say, un soupcon de classique. Not too much new, Django wise (though I don't think I've seen the Minor Blues tab before), but the classical stuff is a nice find. Enjoy.
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This one's been up before, but for the new folks who haven't dug into the old posts (which you should definitely do-all sorts of good stuff there) check this out for a brief histoire of our man:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/factual/dja ... ardt.shtml

Interesting historical sidenote: Stephane recalls their first tune played together as Dinah. Maybe a good place to begin for us new to it all. After all, it'll set you apart from the hordes of Minor Swing-ers.
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Another one with some tabledits, grids, lyrics and links, care of benbowsprotege: http://www.homepages.hetnet.nl/~groeetezjaak/page4.html
It's also got some Band in a Box stuff-I've never used these, but wonder if anyone else has, and if so, what are they like, exactly?

edit: the above link no longer works, but you can use this one:
http://members.home.nl/grozja/page4.html
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justjack wrote:Another: http://nuagesdeswing.free.fr/jouer/jouer_index.html

Some mp3 and real audio files with chord grids. Note they use a slightly different style than www.gadjodrom.com when dividing up a single bar. Gadjodrom is west, north, south, east; this is upper left, upper right, lower left, lower right. Clear enough, though, I'm sure.
If you enjoy playing over the rhythm download available at the above, you'll probably like this, too:
http://thiefri.free.fr/


Click on the Defis link, and you'll find a page of amateur recordings people have made using the nuagesdeswing backing tracks. Inspiring and fun.
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