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Best places for free online sheet music for DB?

Discussion in 'Music [DB]' started by hintons1, Jun 27, 2017.

  1. hintons1


    Jan 1, 2017
    Have just picked up a double bass and really wanting to experiment playing swing and jazz which are completely new genres for me. Was wondering if anybody here in the know would be able to direct me to some good free pieces of sheet music for DB? Thanks fellow bassists!
  2. The Hal Leonard "Real Book" (and Real Book II & III) in bass clef is well worth the $30 or so that it costs, and is the most common jazz fake book(s) out there. If you want to play jazz with other people, it's the best place to start (with sheet music, as opposed to learning by ear). It includes lead melodies and chords.
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  3. Andy Mopley

    Andy Mopley

    Sep 24, 2011
    If the genre is completely new, listen first, then again, and then some more - go to concerts, live music. When you start to understand what is going on, then, and only then, pick up method books. This is how all the greats started.

    Paul Wertico: So You Want To Play Jazz?
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