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Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by ChicoRamona, Mar 10, 2002.
Im lookin to see if anyone can send me a cool jazz tab,trying to find somthing catchy to play.
Jazz and tabs are mutually exclusive.
JMX summed it up, and I think it's illegal to scan up charts and email them online.
JMX is dead on.
But let me tell you why.
how can you tab something you never play the same way twice?
i think what he is asking for is liek a little jazz bass line he can play over and over and when he feels ready he can just go from there and make up stuff.
Yep. That's what he's asking for.
Doesn't work that way.
Be free. Improvise.
what if you are somewhat new to playing music and you haven't developed an ear for what sounds good. i haven't got a clue how to play jazz and would like to learn something simple and easy just to get me started.
hrmm your just gonna have to experiment. you cant do jazz from tab. it wouldnt be jazz if you did..
Im just lookin for somethin that i can practice and learn from - but i guess you people are right i should probley make up my own stuff.
The thing is, you COULD learn one piece of music, note for note. But then, all you've learned is one piece, note for note. By learning chord theory and how walking bass lines are improvised, you'll be able to play ANY song just from glancing at a chart. It'll be hard at first, but then again, what isn't?
Score yourself a bass "real" book...they contain the melody lines and chord progressions for many popular jazz songs or "standards". Anything by Monk,Mingus, or Coltrane is catchy...in a Martian kind of way! Learn the melody or "head", walk through the progression, and solo over the changes. This shouldn't take any less than a decade...just take it slow. Anything that looks easy usually has a lot of hard work behind it.
Buy a bunch of jazz albums and start listening.
Find a teacher and start taking lessons.
Happy joyous returns await you at the end of your journey.