Free Jazz Instruction?


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01-19-2008, 02:36 PM
So I finnaly decided to get serious about the Jazz idiom. I'm tired of sitting in Jazz Ensemble and sounding like I'm playing the blues, and more importantly feeling like an imposter because I take Rock Barre chords and slide them up and down the neck. We've never really had a guitarist take the role who wasn't Rock, and so I'd like to leave my name in the Jazz legacy in my ensemble. I'm looking for a place where I can find high quality progressing Jazz instruction where I wont have to spend any bread, as frankly I dont have any right now to spend. I'm trying to do it on my own by transcribing songs by ear, learning scales outside of the pentatonic and blues, and new chords voicings that are based up in the higher strings but I need some guided instruction. I'll be getting the real book soon as I can afford to(lots of new pricy expensive upgrades struggling to pay insurance, gas and the like now), but would like a place to go to learn and absord starting with the jazz basics and going onward.

01-19-2008, 03:47 PM's%20jazz%20guitar%20page.htm

give that a read.. i dont get too much time to practise and i found that helpful in places

01-26-2008, 12:46 AM
give this a good read:

also get the Realbooks and learn some tunes and practice your improvising, comping, arranging, composing, etc.

01-26-2008, 09:03 AM

01-29-2008, 12:14 AM
Need a handbook? This thing has a great overview of chords, scales, rhythms, listening, theory, etc.
And its from Aebersold, so you know its good quality. Give it a check out.

(Yes its free)