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Beginner Jazz

Discussion in 'Ask Michael Dimin' started by Zanshin, Oct 5, 2000.

  1. Zanshin


    May 1, 2000
    What's a good book for beginning jazz players. I'm new to bass, but I'd like to get into jazz right away. I just think jazz would be a good foundation for other styles of music. Is this alright or should I start out on some other style. Thanks.

  2. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    Find a good teacher to work with, listen to as many jazz recordings that you can, and play jazz even badly any chance you get.

  3. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin Banned

    Dec 11, 1999
    Two great books are Ron Carter's book, BUILDING JAZZ BASS LINES, Rufus Reid's The Evolving Bassist, Chuck Sher's The Improvising Bassist, RAY BROWN'S BASS METHOD and finally kenny Werner's Effortless Mastery. Also try the music minus one recordings from Jamey Abersold. Some if not all of these titles you can get from http://www.bassbooks.com. Hope this helps.


  4. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin Banned

    Dec 11, 1999
    I guess that was more than two suggestions.

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