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Jeremy_Langford  
24 Nov 2006 10:12 | Quote
United States
Posts: 26
whats the thoery for playing jazz guitar?
Moonlit  
24 Nov 2006 17:48 | Quote
United States
Posts: 85
Lol. You need to understand basic theory, so well that you could teach it, before moving on to Jazz theory. It gets pretty complicated.

Since my favorite site isn't working, here is a link: http://www.jazzguitar.be/



CostacheCaragi  
24 Nov 2006 17:58 | Quote
United Kingdom
Posts: 61
yea, i use that site too! its a goody, but yea, learn alot of basic theory first, an get real aquainted with all kinds of scales, modes and chords,
Windowpane  
24 Nov 2006 19:56 | Quote
United States
Posts: 37
Do you need to learn to read sheet music in order to fully understand theory and play well? It's such a drag in my opinion...

But I wish I knew it hehe...
Jeremy_Langford  
24 Nov 2006 20:24 | Quote
United States
Posts: 26
cmon...............I kno basic theory...............just tell me what jazz is based off of
Moonlit  
24 Nov 2006 23:41 | Quote
United States
Posts: 85
For starters, instead of using triads, they add on the sevenths to them.
They use many altered scales/chords. With minor progressions, they harmonize from the harmonic and melodic minor scales. They use a lot of chromatic movement. Lots of stuff...

Learning to read music will help you as much as learning theory will. If you want to play stuff outside of pop or simple rock music, you'll need to learn eventually. Might as well start now. It really isn't hard to learn how. It just takes time to be able to read it fast and such. Otherwise, it isn't much(if at all) harder than learning to read tablature symbols.
Jeremy_Langford  
26 Nov 2006 14:21 | Quote
United States
Posts: 26
thanx.............I kno how to read sheetmusic well...................Im just not good at putting it onto my guitar or piano very fast..................do u have a site with some riffs I could learn to start out playin jazz?
CostacheCaragi  
26 Nov 2006 16:59 | Quote
United Kingdom
Posts: 61
jazz isnt really based upon riffs, more on chord progressions, if you get to know some jazz standards then you can listen to how people improv over them, and then try your own thing. i wouldnt say being able to read standard notation is essential, only if your planning on learning note for note what a person is playing, but for understanding theory and why they are playing the notes they play, you dont need it so much, thats just my approach,
Jeremy_Langford  
26 Nov 2006 20:01 | Quote
United States
Posts: 26
I promise Im not a complete theory beginner.................Ive learnin for like a year.....................give some examples of jazz standards you theory geniuses.................pllleaasseeee
paerdeveygh  
26 Nov 2006 21:33 | Quote
Joined: way back
Finland
Lessons: 1
Karma
You could have a look at http://www.wholenote.com/
There´s some jazz-lessons with midi files.
Jack_ONeill  
19 Dec 2006 15:09 | Quote
United States
Posts: 15
I don't know the exact science on jazz, but I can make pretty much any song sound 'jazzy' with this conversion chart!

Let's use good old C for our example
Normal-Jazz Sound
C Cmaj7
Dm Dm7
Em E7 or Em7
F F7 or Fmaj7
G G7 or Gmaj7
Am Am7
Bdim Bm
dadio_detroit_blues  
5 Jan 2007 23:31 | Quote
Joined: way back
United States
Karma
Ok.....here is a nice chord progression that is blues /jazz bassed key of Bb (Slow and Freely about 60 beats per minute)

Bb7 Ab9 Bb7 Bm7 E9
//// //// //// // //

Bbm7 Eb9 Ebm7 Ab9 Dm7 G9 Dbm7 Gb9
// // // // // // // //

Cm7 F9 Bm7 E9 Bb7M Db9 Gb7M B7M :
// // // // // // // //

Many Jazz progressions will use a 32 bar progression. You can find man sights on the web by just typing "standard jazz progressions"

You will find out quickly that many pieces will modulate from key many times thoughout progression. This is where the tension and release will come from.

I hope that this helps.
BigHoney  
5 Jun 2007 02:24 | Quote
United States
Posts: 13
Check out www.guitarplayertv.com

There are some lesson vids there. Check Mimi Fox vids and the others. Lots of info for you.


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