Etude de grille #4 – Minor Blues (Django Reinhardt) – Apprendre le Jazz Manouche


Hi, Clément here So, in this video, I will
do a new song study and it will be the piece
“Minor Blues” So, I think you must know it,
it’s a piece we often learn as beginners because the chord chart
is rather simple It’s a bit like “Minor Swing” there are 3 chords basically So it’s a nice piece
if you begin with gypsy jazz and that you want to start
with not so complicated pieces So, I will play the song
and then I will explain how you can play on it
in terms of scales, arpeggios
and all that So here is the song So, here I played a very simple
version of the song so we have Gm Cm Gm D7 and Gm at the end we either do a D7
or a Em7, D7 and Gm I will keep it simple,
so I will just play a D7 So that’s a simplified
version of the song So for this piece we are in Gm So, the main key of the piece is Gm thus we can use the harmonic Gm scale So this will work on all the piece
and all the chords so if you don’t know the diagram
of this scale you can click on the ‘i’ for info
that is in the top right corner of the video I did an article on the
most used scales in gypsy jazz in which I presented
the harmonic minor scale So for Gm you can use this scale The harmonic Gm scale you can also use the arpeggios,
so the Gm arpeggio to give it a very gypsy color
at this song you can add a sixth So the Gm6 arpeggio So, the sixth is that note that you can find here or here in the chord so you can insist on this note it will give the typical gypsy aspect with a very particular color of this style So, for the Gm you have the scale you have the arpeggio,
so the normal one the arpeggio with a sixth
you can add a ninth There, this piece is really simple Gm, the scale or the arpeggio On the Cm, same thing,
you can think about the harmonic Gm scale will work very well It’ll work very well, in terms of arpeggios
you can think about the Cm arpeggio The Cm6 arpeggio Cm6, 7 or with a ninth and you can also use the Eb arpeggio there in fact it’s a substitution Cm, go to the relative major Eb and in fact it gives you the same notes as if you had a Cm7 So you can play the Eb arpeggio what works well is for example
the Eb7 arpeggio it gives a color that works very well so you can try that on the Cm chord to play a Eb arpeggio,
Eb7 for example you can also play Eb6
it’ll be the same as as a Cm7 There you have it for chords Then we come back to Gm,
so same thing, either the scale or the arpeggio And then we have the D7 On the D7 you can play also,
in terms of scales, the harmonic Gm scale you can also play the D7 arpeggio you can play the diminished D7 arpeggio So, the diminished Eb arpeggio you can also play
the tritone substitution on D7 so it’ll be a Ab7 and then we come back to Gm,
this piece is really simple,
there are three chords There is no change of key,
everything is in Gm there is not a lot of positions
of arpeggios and scale to know So, there you have it for this piece. So here of course it’s
a basic song study we can go further to add substitutions and enrichments
and a lot of things like that but I try stay simple in my explanations,
so that everyone can understand and that it doesn’t become to complex So with all that already,
you surely have many diagrams
of scales and arpeggios to learn I advise you to learn
all the diagram of arpeggios
that I mentioned So, if you don’t know them,
try to find them on the neck relative to the major and minor
arpeggios, try to spot the sixth and seventh and build your own
arpeggio diagrams if you don’t know them at all
you can also find them in my full training
on gypsy jazz guitar where there is a PDF
with all the arpeggio diagrams the main ones we use in gypsy jazz So if you enjoyed this video,
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Traduction & sous-titrage par Quentin Dewaghe
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