Minor Swing tab with lyrics by Django Reinhardt - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Django Reinhardt – Minor Swing tab

Minor Swing
Django Reinhardt
1937-1951

I've yet to see a correct submition for this tune.
In the intro, Django chooses to harmonise
Grapelli's F note with B - it's 'flat five'.
Stranger still, he bends his E note up a semitone to F
under Grapelli's A - a flat six.  Django clearly loved discord.


E|-------------------------------------------------------|B|-----1-0h1p0-3-5b6-----1-0h1p0-3-5b6-----1-0h1p0-3-5b6-|G|---2-----------------2-----------------2---------------|D|-2-----------------2-----------------2-----------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------|
[Bass fill = 2 bars]
E|-------------------------------------------------------|B|-----1-0h1p0-3-5b6-----1-0h1p0-3-5b6-----1-0h1p0-3-5b6-|G|---2-----------------2-----------------2---------------|D|-2-----------------2-----------------2-----------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------|
Django then opens up his solo with the chords E7#5b9 and E7b9 before following this progression until the finale: |Am| |Am| |Dm| |Dm| |E7| |E7| |Am| |Am| |Dm| |Dm| |Am| |Am| |E7| |E7| |Am| |E7| The band do mess with the chords a little, adding 6ths and 9ths to the chords along the way. Some phrases you may wish to 'quote' when soloing are:
Appears around 0:21E|-7p5p4-5-7-5-4-7-5-----------10-8-7------------------|B|-------------------6----------------10-9h10p9--------|G|---------------------7-4--10------------------10-7---|D|---------------------------------------------------9-|A|-----------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------|B|------------------------|G|-----7-10-9h10p9-10\7-7-|D|-6-9--------------------|A|------------------------|E|------------------------|
Appears around 0:40E|-12-------12-------12-------12-12-|B|----12-13----10-13----10-13-------|G|----------------------------------|D|----------------------------------|A|----------------------------------|E|----------------------------------|
Appears around 0:53E|-12-12-11-11-10-10-9-9-8-8-7-7-5-5-4-4-------------|B|---------------------------------------6-6-5-4-5---|G|-------------------------------------------------2-|D|---------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------|
Appears around 1:22E|-3-2-1-0-------------------------------|B|---------4-3-2-1-0---------------------|G|-------------------3-2-1-0-------------|D|---------------------------4-3-2-1-0---|A|-------------------------------------4-|E|---------------------------------------|
etc etc until Django plays a variation on the intro theme with Grapelli in unison.
E|--------------------5-----5-5-----7-----7-8-5-|B|------5-----5-5---6-----6-------9-----9-------|G|----5-----5-----7-----7-------9-----9---------|D|-/7-----7-------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------5-----5-5-----7-----7-|B|------5-----5-5---6-----6-------9-----9---|G|----5-----5-----7-----7-------9-----9-----|D|-/7-----7---------------------------------|A|------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------|
E|-----------3-4-5-5-|B|-5-4-5-6-7-------5-|G|-----------------5-|D|-------------------|A|-------------------|E|-------------------|
When improvisong, don't use modes or scales, play by ear - I'm sure Django did. Also, don't get into the habit of playing jazz note for note. Play what you feel.
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