Jazz Websites for Mandolin Players


(Some links appear in multiple categories; links added after Jan 07 will be dated)



Django Gypsy Swing Jazz

Django Discography
Django In June - Lead Sheets (Added 26 Feb 07)
pdf format for 11 lead sheets: notation & guitar tab
Djangology
blogs; links
Djangopedia
public encyclopedia for Django Reinhardt's music; tune charts, online video links, music analysis
The Django Reinhardt Story - J'attendrai (Added 26 Oct 09)
Django Reinhardt Swing Page
Playing Django style: rhythmic accompaniment, chords, arpeggios, tricks & fills; tunes; PowerTab files in notation & guitar tab
Django Station
CDs with some samples, news
Django videos
videos; mp3; guitar tab; forum
Fapy Lafertin
mp3 music samples
Gypsy Jazz Guitar Yahoo Group (Added 2 May 08)
Gypsy Jazz Resource Center
Music; powertab files; chord charts
Hot Club of France
original recordings in ram format
Manoucheries
chord charts; transcriptions; forum
Nuages de Swing (Modified 26 Oct 09)
French site; play along with mp3 or real audio; chords
Play-Along Rhythm Tracks (Added 26 Feb 07)
mp3 backup by Stephane Wrembel
Tchavolo & Dorado Schmitt - Latcho drom
"Kali Sara" & "Tchavolo swing"
Videos from Django Books(Modified 31 Dec 11)




Jazz Stuff

Big Bands Database Plus
Big Bands, Jazz & Swing history; American Popular Song
Bob Keller's Jazz Page of Links
Golden Age Of Jazz
lots of photos
Jazz Mando (Modified 22 Mar 10)
All things jazz for the mando; FourFingerClosedPositions; Major ii V7 I & Minor ii7b5 V7 I patterns; hosted by Ted Eschliman; Webtracks for Major and Minor 'ii V7 I' patterns
Jazz Standards
reference site: songs, histories, biographies
Swing Guitar Blog




Lessons

Changes - Chord/Scale Reference Manual
126 page, 4 Mb pdf file; (Zipped file) Spell Chords and Chord Scales in Any Key, Major Chords, Minor Chords, Dominant Chords, Spell Advanced Scales and Modes in Any Key, 54 Common Tone Chord Substitutions for Any Melody Note
Improvisation - Points To Remember (Modified 26 Oct 09)
pdf file
JazClass
Jazz improvisation primer
Jazz Chords for Mandolin
Jazz Class
rotating online lessons
Jazz Guitar Licks
Blues Lessons (Modified 31 Dec 11)
pdf file from Jamey Aebersold Jazz
Jazz Improvisation-small units
Jazz Improvisation - Melodic Motives
Jazz Improvisation - Harmony
Jazz Improvisation Primer
Jazz Mando (Modified 22 Mar 10)
All things jazz for the mando; FourFingerClosedPositions; Major ii V7 I & Minor ii7b5 V7 I patterns; hosted by Ted Eschliman; Webtracks for Major and Minor 'ii V7 I' patterns
Jazz Rhythms (Modified 26 Oct 09)
pdf file
Lead Sheet Symbols (Added 4 Apr 08)
Tutorial
Soloing - Things That Create Interest (Modified 26 Oct 09)
pdf file
Turnarounds (Added 1 Jun 07)
Examples in Key of E
Whole Note Guitar Community Jazz Lessons




Midi

Chat Bada Musique (Modified 14 Apr 08)
Jazz, Blues & songs for fingerstyle guitar; arranged/tabbed by Yves Kéroas; TablEdit tef & MIDI formats
Jazz Practice
MIDI backup sequences
Midnite Sun (Added 15 May 08)
MIDI, chords & lyrics for Jazz & Blues players; pdf & txt files
The Real Book (Added 7 Apr 07)
500 Jazz & Pop tunes in Band In A Box format; zipped file
Whole Note Guitar Community Jazz Lessons
World Jazz (Added 1 Jun 07)
MIDI arranged by different levels of ability




Music

Gypsy Jazz Resource Center
Music; powertab files; chord charts
Jam Tracks for "Getting Into Jazz Mandolin" (Added 15 Oct 08)
mp3 guitar backup playing Extended Major & Minor ii V7 I chord progressions & turnarounds
Jazz Promo
Canadian independant jazz CDs with samples
Midnite Sun (Added 15 May 08)
MIDI, chords & lyrics for Jazz & Blues players; pdf & txt files
Play-Along Rhythm Tracks (Added 26 Feb 07)
mp3 backup by Stephane Wrembel
Practice Loops (Added 1 Jun 07)
ii-V-I style solo backgrounds in each key
The Real Book Listening Guide (Added 2 Jun 07)
a resource for users of the Real Book; tunes list is linked to audio samples on Amazon.com, iTunes & other web sources, "usually enough to hear the "head""; maintained by Ofer Matan
Swing Cafe with David Grisman (Modified 26 Oct 09)
CD Baby samples




Notation, Tablature, Chords

Chord Charts
pdf & gif format; melody & chords; some lyrics
Chat Bada Musique (Modified 14 Apr 08)
Jazz, Blues & songs for fingerstyle guitar; arranged/tabbed by Yves Kéroas; TablEdit tef & MIDI formats
Django Fakebook (Added 7 Jan 10)
242 page pdf file; notation & chords for 200 tunes!
Django Reinhardt Swing Powertab Files
guitar note/tab
Jazz Guitar tunes in TablEdit
Django tunes
Jazz Guitar Licks
Musette Music Scores
French site with over 300 scores in zipped files in pdf & jpg formats
My Real Book (Added 20 Aug 10)
chord charts; choose from C, Bb, Eb Instruments; print pdfs
Real Book (Modified 15 Oct 08)
need to register; chord charts; drop down key list: choose Roman Numerals or transpose chord changes to key of choice
Vanilla Book Index
Chord changes