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Jazz Tabs

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by basstime, Jul 3, 2001.

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  1. basstime


    Jun 24, 2001
    Anyone know where to find jazz tabs on the internet?

    Also looking for Clapton's "Reptile" cd tabs
  2. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
  3. TheFrizzleFry

    TheFrizzleFry Guest

    Nov 21, 2000
    Stinktown, Pa, USA
    here we go again... :(
  4. There's no need for them. Actually, I've found Jaco ones, which is jazz, but it's not like most jazz that's improvised from chord charts on the spot, so that's why they could be tabbed; they're probably on this site. But if you're looking for tabs to standard jazz tunes, then good luck.
  5. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Well - as Ulyanov mentions - the whole point of Jazz is that it is basically and improvised form of music. In more than 90% of cases the bassplayer is improvising a bass line, based on his/her knowledge of functional harmony and the chord charts. You cannot tab that.

    OK you could transcribe a solo or bassline, but to repeat this in performance would be missing the point big time. It is interesting to study transcribed lines and see what the artist has done, but Jazz players will do this with lines from other instruments - for example, Sax players like Charlie Parker and you can't tab Sax! :rolleyes:
  6. basstime


    Jun 24, 2001
    I meant jazz "standards"
    please forgive my insolence

    phew, tough group!


    ps how about "Reptile" songs
  7. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000
    How about ear training, standard notation, or just a little hard work?
  8. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    OK - here's a link to a "real book" online that you can print out :


    It's not a question of being tough, but rather of trying to explain why you are very unlikely to find Jazz tabs on the net.
  9. basstime


    Jun 24, 2001
    Thanks for the helpful response. I'll try that site. Just started taking lessons and wanted to find some place where I could look into older "jazz" standards to learn along with my lessons.
    Glad to see not everyone is so hostile on this site!
  10. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Some people might have noticed that a few messages were deleted. They were the ones that were a reaction to a post by someone who was unnecessarily abrasive. The handle this person chose was very incongruous with the position they were advocating, so we must have a troublemaker in our midst. Of course, new members don't know who is who and can walk away with the wrong impression. If you see a post by someone who is being a provocateur with no apparent reason (especially if they registered recently) report the post to the forum's moderator.

    There are other threads on this subject and I feel this particular one was answered, so I'm going to close it.

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