Django´s right hand on "Le Jazz Hot"

BluesBop HarryBluesBop Harry Mexico city, MexicoVirtuoso
edited March 2006 in Gypsy Picking Posts: 1,379
Hello Michael! How are you doing? I have a new question:
I´ve been watching the video of Django playing "J´Attendrai" 8) 8) and noticed that the middle finger on his picking hand is kind of "hidden" inside his palm, looks a bit like he´s holding the pick with two fingers, as well as the thumb, but I´m not sure :? Do you know anything about this?

Thank you for your help.


  • MichaelHorowitzMichaelHorowitz SeattleAdministrator
    Posts: 6,155
    Hi Harry,

    I'm pretty sure he's using a standard grip...I think the middle finger is just hidden a little.

  • BluesBop HarryBluesBop Harry Mexico city, MexicoVirtuoso
    Posts: 1,379
    Ok, Thank you very much.
  • ElliotElliot Madison, WisconsinNew
    Posts: 551
    I've seen this as well, and I thought the middle finger was just slightly more bent in toward the palm than the other fingers.
  • SoulShadeSoulShade NW Ohio, USANew
    Posts: 56
    Everyone's physique is different, I had to laugh, I can't even make my finger do that!
  • emicademicad Rome - ItalyModerator
    Posts: 472
    Before starting playing gypsy jazz I played holding the pick with two fingers (index and medium) for years and I can say that this position don't allows to apply the restroke too much good.
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