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Mastering Congolese Sebene

Sept Sept is Congolese guitar slang for two-chord progression. It has nothing to do with the French word for the number 7. It could be chord 4 and chord 5, chord 1 and chord 5 or other combinations.


In Congolese Guitar Evolution Part 2 Niwel breaks down the guitar parts of guitar heroes like Alain Makaba, Popolipo Beniko, Roxy Thsimpaka and Crispin Ngoy.


In this free video he’s teaching one of his own Sebene lines over a Sept Sept chord progression.

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