Minor Swing, step by step

Updated: Oct 3, 2019


Minor Swing as recorded by Django Reinhardt in 1937

Django Reinhardt recorded Minor Swing in 1937 with 'Hot Club the France'. Gypsy Jazz or Jazz Manouche was getting more and more popular at that time and Django Reinhardt showed astonishing new ideas and interpretations for playing jazz. Minor Swing is one of his most famous pieces.

I created step by step arrangements to help you play Minor Swing.

You can download the French Sheet Music PDF.


Enjoy!



Listen first to the original recording of Minor Swing




Playing the introduction part and first phrases on guitar by Mr. Fox at normal speed:




Playing the introduction part at slow speed:




Playing phrase 1 and 2 at slow speed:




Playing phrase 3 at slow speed:




Playing phrase 4 at slow speed:




Playing phrase 5 at slow speed:




Playing phrase 6 at slow speed:




Playing phrase 7 at slow speed:




Playing phrase 8 at slow speed:




Playing phrase 9 at slow speed:




Playing phrase 10 at slow speed:




Playing the final part at normal speed:




If you like this step by step method of studying Minor Swing, you can download the complete French sheet music partition plus guitar tabs by clicking the image below:




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