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book review - Complete Django: The Ultimate Djangos Book

TimmyHawkenTimmyHawken Lansing,MINew
edited January 2008 in Repertoire Posts: 118
I just got this book: Complete Django: The Ultimate Djangos Book. It's awesome!

This book has just about every song (82 of them) written by Django with a few exceptions. The songs are listed in chronological order from the first time they were recorded. Each song has at least two pages of notation, tab and chord shapes. The tabbed and notation inludes: intros, melodies, and outros; no solos are tabbed or scored. Every song also includes a brief paragraph stating when the song was recorded as well as some history.

The chord shapes for the songs are very interesting from my perspective. Almost all of them are different from what I've learned to use in the songs. It's really fun going back over the ones that I already know and seeing how my style compares with what is probably the way django's rythem players played.

For me this is the best book that I've purchased thus far, but it does not go over picking or rythem techniques nor does have an audio CD or DVD that goes with it (if that's what your looking for) it's just a straight Django songbook, and a great one.

Tim

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