Reading Jazz Charts...

Discussion in 'Jazz Technique [DB]' started by pdbass, Sep 22, 2020.

  1. pdbass


    Jan 2, 2007
    ...only with a 'clickbait' title. Tips, advice, and free PDFs for those interested.

  2. pdbass


    Jan 2, 2007
    Slept on it. This title feels a lot more appropriate..."clickbait"? Who ever said "clickbait"? :D
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  3. Dewcey


    Nov 6, 2008
    I was searching for a good method book to gain better sight reading skills. I've found really a great one. David Motto's "Essential Sightreading Studies for Electric Bass" in 3 volumes is worth the money you'll spent. You don't even have to wait until the book & CD comes to your mail box, if you order it as a pdf & MP3 download.
  4. pdbass


    Jan 2, 2007
    Thanks--I will check it out for sure.
  5. Excellent video, well done. Thank you!
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  6. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    Augusta GA
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    Just to add, being able to read music allows you to play music you have never heard before.
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  7. pdbass


    Jan 2, 2007
    Thanks for checking it out!
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  8. Mickeyb48


    Feb 15, 2015
    Found this at this website. I’m gonna order this.

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  9. Don Kasper

    Don Kasper Supporting Member

    This is my go to resource for students who want to improve their reading skills -
    It is best approached Away From The Instrument (AFTI) - i.e., clapping or singing the rhythms, before adding notes/pitches/hands/fingers/etc.
    Internalization of, and recognition of, the written text, and then being able to sing or tap that rhythm, is the first tool in the toolbox of reading (any kind of) music.
    IMFO, of course, as always.

  10. pdbass


    Jan 2, 2007
    Wow! I have to get this. The Rich Appleman book is similar, but not as thorough.
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  11. bassmanbrent

    bassmanbrent Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2011
    Vancouver, BC
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  12. Sam Sherry

    Sam Sherry Inadvertent Microtonalist Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2001
    Portland, ME
    Euphonic Audio "Player"
    Yeah, that was where I started. Howard Post had me play scales or arpeggios to that book.
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  13. Dewcey


    Nov 6, 2008
    David Motto books (3 volumes) are great.
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