In the attached clip from Swing 42, I find this easiest to play staying in one position, basically using frets 7 to 12 and playing "inside the box", ie using the scale notes found in and around the C chord found at frets 8 (G) 9 (E) and 10 (C)...
Question: am I using my own "path of least resistance" way of fingering instead of finding Django's? Does he, like me, basically stay in one place and find all those notes without moving from position to position?
Or is he moving up and down the fingerboard to get the same notes?
Opinions from my personal gurus Bluesbop Harry and Jazzaferri would be gratefully appreciated!
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