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Jazz Bass suggestions?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by deathwing8966, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. deathwing8966


    May 31, 2013
    Hey there, I'm been trying to start playing some jazz basslines for quite a while now, but I don't know how to start.

    Recommend any exercises/songs for a beginner like me?

    Thanks :)
  2. MalcolmAmos

    MalcolmAmos Supporting Member

    THE REAL Book - in bass clef -Sixth Edition http://www.amazon.com/books/dp/0634060767

    Jazz standards in bass clef with chord names. No lyrics, which would help.

    Pull up a video of someone playing the song and follow along with the sheet music from the book. Standard notation for the melody and chord names for your chord tone bass lines.

    IMO Jazz standards are learned from sheet music.

    Good luck.