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Pete Martin
Jan-12-2005, 1:21pm
Hi all. Is there a Django fakebook out there, his tunes in standard notation with changes, ala the Real Book?

Ted Eschliman
Jan-12-2005, 4:16pm
Wish there were, Pete.
There are some great sites for guitar tab, even some MP3 recordings for guitar, but the format you are talking about is not available.
This would be very popular if it were, though! Just melody & chords, no obnoxious extended guitar solos transcriptions (leave the soloing to the user...).

Pete Martin
Jan-13-2005, 1:33pm
I just found one at


Just ordered it. Will let you know how it is.

Ted Eschliman
Jan-13-2005, 9:06pm
Please do, Pete.
This would be an answer to a maiden's prayer!...

Jan-14-2005, 4:37pm
I just found one at


Just ordered it. #Will let you know how it is.

Pete, did you establish whether the Robin Nolan book was in standard notation? I've used Robin's books extensively in my gypsy guitar tutelage (although not the one in question), and they have been exclusively in guitar tablature. Wonderful books, but pretty difficult to adapt to mandolin (althought the practice CDs are priceless!).

Jan-14-2005, 5:07pm
I saw the Robin Nolan Trio playing in the streets of Amsterdam in 1997, during my honeymoon - never heard of them before, but they blew me away!!

Pretty cool to hear about them again & that they were actually more than a couple of guys playing in the streets of Amsterdam!!

I think I remember that it was Amsterdam #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif #

Oh Amsterdam!!


Ted Eschliman
Jan-14-2005, 9:07pm
Here's a bit of Django MP3 fun (http://nuagesdeswing.free.fr/jouer/index.html)...

Apr-14-2013, 3:05pm
Here. (http://http://www.gypsyguitar.de/downloads/gg-downloads/fakebook_django_2008.pdf)

Apr-14-2013, 4:37pm
Had me thinking of Mr Grappelli's charts rather than D'Jango's , though I dont think he had to read a thing..

little george
Apr-14-2013, 4:41pm
Not mandolin stuff, but I think it might help:




This last one has "grids" and "playalongs" for many manouche songs

Hope it helps...

Jean-Pierre WOOS
Apr-15-2013, 8:14am
I use this one...


Dr H
Apr-18-2013, 2:19pm
Anybody seen that movie about his life, that came out a few months ago?