La Pompe

by Chris Harrington

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  • HEY GMC!

    Welcome to my new lesson where we carry on with our look into the inimitable Django Reinhardt. This time we take a look into the rhythm style known as 'La Pompe'. This rhythm style is deeply rooted in the Gypsy Jazz style and is a great way of creating rhythmic energy and a very percussive strumming style.

    I've written a piece that really focuses on showing the common chord voicings that are also used in the style. Accompanying this is a melodic lead part which is also supplied with the tabs as a bonus if you wish to try it. However the main focus of the lesson is rhythm and what makes 'La Pompe' so driving and powerful.

    KEY: C major
    TEMPO: 135BPM
    TIME: 4/4


    | C69 | C69 | D7 | D7 | Dm7 | G7 C#7 | C69 | Dm7 C#7 |

    | C69 | C69 | D7 | D7 | Dm7 | G7 C#7 | C69 | C7 |

    | F6 | Fm6 | C6 | A7 | Dm7 | G7 C#7 | C69 Am7 | Dm7 G7 |

    | C69 ||


    GITANE D500 (Thanks to my student Jim for the loan)
    WEGEN PICKS - TheGypsyJazzPick
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