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Looking for chord progression practice book

SergeantSergeant New
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Years ago I had a soft cover jazz chord progression practice book. It was written by Django Reinhardt. It covered all chord forms up and down the neck. I guess someone thought I wasn't coming back from Afghanistan because all my stuff was gone when I got back. I've searched the web and can't find any mention of this book. Anyone ever heard of this? My sons are learning guitar now and i would dearly love to get my hands on a copy.
Thank you,


  • Posts: 4,492
    Never heard that Django himself published something like that but there's a variety of sources out there.
    From free:
    To the simple and cheap PDF:
    To this full blown extensive study that Michael Horowitz published:

    Every note wants to go somewhere-Kurt Rosenwinkel
  • SergeantSergeant New
    Posts: 3
    I don't think he published it. But he narrates throughout the book. The whole thing is full of exercises.
  • SergeantSergeant New
    Posts: 3
    Viewed the links but it wasn't like any of those. My best description would be an exercise book. First maj chords, minors, 7ths, aug, dim.....
    By the time you work through the book a few times you have played chords over the length of the neck in the form of melodic exercises.
  • Posts: 4,492
    Still not Django but reminded me of this, it was a go to instructional for a long time earlier:
    Every note wants to go somewhere-Kurt Rosenwinkel
  • stuologystuology New
    Posts: 196
    This doesn't sound like any Django or gypsy jazz book I know but it does sound like a lot of straight jazz primers. Django certainly never wrote a book so if you remove his name from searches you might find it. If not there are plenty of books that do the same thing - Mickey Baker is a good place to start.
  • davidhdavidh New
    Posts: 3
    afganistan??? wtf!!
    but anyway: peter o'mara has a good book...
    or check out stuff for yourself like:
    -moving triads (all inversions) in all keys through a scale up and down the neck. close and wide positions (moving one or two noten one octave down)
    -then do it with seventh's chords... use close position (where possible) and Drop2, drop3 drop2+3 drop2+4 doubledrop2+4(spread voicing)
    -take any structure and move it throug a scale
    -Very usefull: play 3rd and 7th from a chord on any string. then try to put a note on top of it, like the 1, 9, 11, 13, or the 5.

    hope that helps, maybe. but knowing the notes on the fretboard and having some theory will be needed for this i guess... but that should give you a decent chord vocabulary.

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