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beginner jazz bass songs

Discussion in 'Music [DB]' started by stagger lee, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. stagger lee

    stagger lee

    Jul 11, 2004
    i've been playing(well technically reading) jazz for a few months now on guitar and was wanting to learn some on bass as well, to get a more rounded view of the genre. i've got the real book volume 2 but at the moment i don't really know what's good to learn at this stage. there's some simple basslines in there but most of them are for modal jazz tunes which i'm certain i wont be able to do just now. any suggestions for some good beginner songs. i've been playing for a few years so i'm alright with stuff that's a little more technically demanding, it's just the theory i'm not so hot at
  2. tzadik


    Jan 6, 2005
    I just started one of my new-ish bass students on some jazz standards a few weeks ago. So far, we've looked at
    So What
    Blue Bossa

    If you aren't 'good' at theory, I see no reason for you to stay that way. Ask lots of questions on here. Maybe some of us can help out.

    Transcribing helped me a lot. Try to play what you hear, as an exercise.