the_wylde_one 2011-04-05 - 2:25pm

Django's Rhythm

I've been taking more interest in Django Reinhardt recently and after reading an article in one of the 3 or 4 magazines I bought last month where they'd given a sample of Django's style I noticed something....
 
Anyone familiar with Django's music ever notice that although very creative with melody and chords, he often uses the same or very similar rhythm patterns?  Where it not for the melody , tempo and chord progression I find most of his music sounds the same.
 
I still think he's amazing, and learning his soloing style alone would greatly improve my musical vocabulary. 
 
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I've been taking more interest in Django Reinhardt recently and after reading an article in one of the 3 or 4 magazines I bought last month where they'd given a sample of Django's style I noticed something....

 

Anyone familiar with Django's music ever notice that although very creative with melody and chords, he often uses the same or very similar rhythm patterns?  Where it not for the melody , tempo and chord progression I find most of his music sounds the same.

 

I still think he's amazing, and learning his soloing style alone would greatly improve my musical vocabulary. 

 

he's got some unusual scales that he uses to great effect.  Hungarian minor being one of them.  I learned the scale way back but never got comfortable enough with it to effectively use it.

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