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Old 12-05-2012, 02:21 AM   #1
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want to learn a jazz song. suggestions?

so idk if this is the right place to post this but what ever. sooo lately I've been wanting to learn something jazzy but i don't know where to start. right now the only thing i know thats jazzy is fly me too the moon (the version that paul gilbert plays) other than that nothing. Any suggestions of a good jazz one to learn thats not too easy? i know lots of chords and stuff and am pretty good in other types of music (metal, rock , blues, shreddy stuff) and i learn stuff pretty quickly so gimme something that will be a good challenge. Thanks
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:45 AM   #2
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A good challenge? check out some Guthrie Govan, not strictly jazz but it is based upon it. Some good songs there

Wonderful Slippery Thing sounds really jazzy

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Old 12-05-2012, 10:30 AM   #3
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I have played a really fun chord melody of "Never No Lament (I don't get around much anymore)" by Duke Ellington. I played a version of it in G for my jury last year and it went over pretty well and its certainly a crowd pleaser with lots of opportunity for lyrical playing.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:13 AM   #4
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And also, transcribing is the best way to learn jazz in my opinion. Listen, and learn by ear. Both melodies, solos, chord progressions etc.
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