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Pearl Django Play-Along Songbook

BY GREG RUBY

This songbook contains Django Reinhardt compositions, Gypsy jazz standards, and Pearl Django originals for instrumentalists of any skill level.

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Gypsy jazz standards, and Pearl Django originals for instrumentalists of any skill level. The easy-to-read standard notation, guitar tablature, and chord diagrams will allow beginning students to quickly learn the core Gypsy jazz repertoire. More advanced students will benefit from the carefully notated intros and outros, melodic embellishments, advanced chord voicings, and harmony parts. The accompanying play-along audio CD will allow you to practice your own solos with the Pearl Django rhythm section.

THIS 82 PAGE SPIRAL BOUND BOOK AND CD INCLUDES:
  • Seventeen accurate transcriptions of melodies, harmonies, and chords for Django Reinhardt compositions, Gypsy jazz standards, and Pearl Django originals.
  • Two chord-melody arrangements by Dudley Hill.
  • Transcriptions that are both standard notation and tablature (guitar chord diagrams included).
  • Fingerings and chord voicings as played by Pearl Django.
  • Guitar, violin, and accordion parts included.
  • Examples of Gypsy-style swing, Latin, and folk accompaniment.
  • Easy-to-read Real Book style format suitable for sight reading on the gig.
  • An audio CD with seventeen play-along tracks compiled from Pearl Django’s CDs: Under Paris SkiesAvalon, and Souvenirs.
  • A play-along version of a previously unreleased Pearl Django recording of Djangology.
  • Pearl Django history and discography.
  • Extra sturdy Mylar reinforced spiral binding and heavy coated paper. This book can withstand years of on-the-gig punishment!

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