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    Minor Swing Improv - Django Reinhardt

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    Django! I never thought I'd be able to cover a Django Reinhardt song since he was so good, but here I am. There are a couple of mistakes here and there and the sound quality isn't fabulous but you can't win 'em all. I hope you enjoy it and subscribe to my channel and also buy my guitar book for one of your loved ones this Christmas.
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    Jean "Django" Reinhardt (23 January 1910 16 May 1953) was a Belgian Gypsy jazz guitarist. One of the first prominent European jazz musicians, Reinhardt remains one of the most renowned jazz guitarists due to his innovative and distinctive playing. Reinhardt's Gypsy nickname "Django" was Romani for "I awake." He spent most of his youth in gypsy encampments close to Paris, playing banjo, guitar and violin from an early age... At age 18, Reinhardt was injured in a fire that ravaged the caravan he shared with Florine "Bella" Mayer, his first wife. Returning from a performance late one night, Django apparently knocked over a candle on his way to bed and he received first and second degree burns over half his body. His right leg was paralyzed and the third and fourth fingers of his left hand were badly burnt. His brother bought Django a new guitar. With painful rehabilitation and practice Django relearned his craft in a completely new way, even as his third and fourth fingers remained partially paralyzed. Hence, he played all of his guitar solos with only two fingers...
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