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Has anyone ever created a list of chord shapes used by Django?
Would be fun to have a lexicon of his shapes specifically, related to the tunes they occur in. Haven't found it online yet.
Yes, I have a complete Gypsy chord dictionary in the Gypsy Rhythm book: https://www.djangobooks.com/Item/michael-horowitz-gyspy-rhythm-volume-1
Chords are broken down into 3,4, and 5/6 note voicings that Django used.
Does it also happen to include a lexicon of the chord shapes he also used in his soloing?
That is specifically what I am looking for, with references pointing to the tunes where these chords are used.
He used the same chords, but favored the smaller three and four note chords for soloing. Actually, the best place to understand Django's chord melody style would the Unaccompanied Django book: https://www.djangobooks.com/Item/unaccompanied_django
Studying those pieces will give you great insight into Django's use of chords....
Michael (salut) - talking about that great book of yours - the Unaccompanied Django - i was at Django-a-gogo with Wrembel. He used the book extensively and is now releasing a CD of all Django's impros - 17 of them. He even went as far as cover lot's of that material at one of his masterclass - as you mentioned - providing insight into Django' use of chords and harmonies.
Look forward for that CD.
Thanks Francois! Well, no one knows the Unaccompanied Django book better than you! I appreciate you helping me edit it all those years ago.
Cool that Wrembel is recording all those pieces and releasing them as one collection.
Here's a couple cool examples at 0:20 and 0:26. Not sure what the shapes are.