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DUO: Minor Swing

Minor Swing

Django Reinhardt’s “Minor Swing” is often the entry tune for players to explore the gypsy jazz style.

Video Lesson

Video Performance

The Melody


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Chords

This lesson uses two variations of the chord progression. One uses 3-note “Freddie Greene” chord voicings. The other uses more authentic gypsy jazz chord voicings, and simplifies the progression slighty.

Freddie Green Chords

A-7

A<sup>-7</sup> chord diagram

A-7

A<sup>-7</sup> chord diagram

B♭7

B♭<sup>7</sup> chord diagram

B-7♭5

B<sup>-7♭5</sup> chord diagram

D-7

D<sup>-7</sup> chord diagram

E7

E<sup>7</sup> chord diagram

Gypsy Jazz Chords

A-6

A<sup>-6</sup> chord diagram

D-6

D<sup>-6</sup> chord diagram

E9

E<sup>9</sup> chord diagram

Freddie Greene

A-7 % D-7 %
B-7b5 E7 A-7 %
Gmin C9 Fmaj7 %
B-7b5 E7 A-7 B-7b5, E7

Gypsy Jazz Chords

A-6 % D-6 %
E9 % A-6 %
D-6 % A-6 %
E9 % A-6 %

Scales Used

A Minor

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a natural
e natural
c natural
g natural
d natural
a natural
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f natural
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b natural
d natural
a natural
e natural
b natural
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c natural
g natural
f natural
c natural
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b natural
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A Harmonic Minor

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a natural
e natural
c natural
d natural
a natural
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f natural
g sharp, a flat
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b natural
d natural
a natural
e natural
b natural
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c natural
f natural
c natural
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g sharp, a flat
b natural
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Whole Tone

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g sharp, a flat
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c natural
d natural
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a sharp, b flat
g sharp, a flat
a sharp, b flat
fret tile
f sharp, g flat
d natural
e natural
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c natural
a sharp, b flat
c natural
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g sharp, a flat
e natural
f sharp, g flat
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d natural
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