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17) Sept '19: Connaughtman's Rambles, Swing 42

Updated: Feb 7

Hello! I am excited to be bringing you lesson #17 of the 'Free Monthly Lessons' published via www.mandomike.com. I'm delighted with how the lessons have come out this month, and I hope you'll enjoy the two areas I've chosen to look at; one is the great Irish tune 'The Connaughtman's Rambles' and the other is 'Swing 42' by Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France. Here's a bit more info on what I have in store for you all for this month:


Beginner & Intermediate - The Connaughtman's Rambles

For the Beginner & Intermediate lesson, I want to look at an Irish tune called 'The Connaughtman's Rambles. This is a jig in 6/8 time signature so we'll have a look at how the Right Hand should be operating in 6/8 and discuss options for playing chords as well as learning the melody. The lesson pdf can be downloaded here and the corresponding video is here.


Advanced - Swing 42 by Django Reinhardt

For the Advanced lesson, I want to show you how to play the tune 'Swing 42' by Django Reinhardt. The Hot Club had a really rhythmic way of playing chords that I've attempted to try to show you how to imitate, plus we'll have a play around the melody. The lesson worksheet can be downloaded here and the corresponding video is here.


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See you next month! Hope you enjoy the lesson :) Mando Mike

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