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post Mar 6 2008, 02:04 PM
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Like I said in title I am a total Jazz Newbie but I have a lot of passion for the style and really want to learn how to be a Jazz player. What lessons on here can help me with my goals and also what books can help me understand the theory behind Jazz and why certain chords are used.


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post Mar 7 2008, 01:03 PM
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Hi OC. smile.gif

First of all,I'm really glad you're into Jazz.
But there's one thing you need to understand first.
Jazz is kind of last step in exploring music,boundaries are almost invisible,
you can do almost whatever you want,following your ears of course and some basic rules.
So I suggest you to get power background in all other genres and styles
(Rock,Blues,Funk etc) before you step into Jazz more seriously.

As for the lessons,just type Jazz into search engine,
we have couple of Jazz lessons at GMC atm
but I'm sure we'll have a lot more as well.

As for books,I have no idea,really blink.gif
All I've learned so far is by listening and learning stuff by ear.
I use theory to explain myself the things I've learned and that'd be all.

I hope you some members/instructors can point you
to a good Jazz Theory Book tho. smile.gif



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Thanks for the reply Muris. I think maybe I should get a better handle on rock, blues and funk first. I think you're right. I just want to progress too fast. That is my problem. Jazz is my favourite music style so I'm gonna get there one day smile.gif

I'm gonna try and improve my blues playing I think. I improvise all the time over progressions so that is a good start for blues I think smile.gif


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post Mar 7 2008, 01:58 PM
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You're welcome. smile.gif

Actually improvising is the best thing to start no matter what style you're playing,
it means that you have wide library of lick,
well knowledge over fretboard and guitar in general.
Just keep practicing certain licks/lessons AND improvise as much as you can,
that's the key. wink.gif


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