Woffelz
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Join date: Apr 2009
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#1
I've been meaning to get around to begin learning a new style - something different from classical [well, classical and baroque pieces arranged for electric guitar] and rock and metal - so I though I'd choose jazz because it also fits in with what I have to learn for AS music.
I like the more groovy stuff liek Herbie Hancock's Chameleon. Where do I begin if I want to learn jazz? Is there anything I should be aware of as well? Which songs would be a good starting place and are there any good lessons that can help me?
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rockingamer2
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Join date: Nov 2006
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#2
How much jazz do you listen to?

How are your chord and rhythm skills (including theory)?
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AeolianWolf
Tonal Vigilante
Join date: Jul 2009
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#4
http://www.jazzguitar.be/

this has been an invaluable resource, honestly. i kind of toss out a lot of the crockpot theory it talks about, but if you want to learn to make sounds using your instrument, this is a pretty good place to start.
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KG6_Steven
Eats ponies for breakfast
Join date: Nov 2006
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#5
The rabbit hole goes fairly deep with jazz. Start with rhythm and learn your chords. Spend some time studying jazz lead/solo.
greenless
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Join date: Jul 2006
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#6
sign up for a jazz ensemble at your local college. i joined one as a sophmore in college. i knew very little theory at the time. i was one of only 2 non music majors in the group and they were very helpful despite not knowing the guitar. it will cost you some $$ but it is likely only a 1 credit class, so maybe $200 or possiby you could just talk to the professor abou just sitting in on practices and do it for free.
ccannon1
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Join date: Sep 2010
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#7
I'd highly recommend listening to the whole Chameleon album from Maynard Ferguson. Also check out Pat Metheny and Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band (namely Mueva Los Huesos and Count Bubba's Revenge). The Weather Report version of Birdland is also closer to fusion/more groovy, so check that out.

If you're wanting to get into big band jazz, just look for lessons on Freddie Green comping
GoldenGuitar
Organiser of Sound
Join date: Apr 2007
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#8
Let me warn you, learning your "chords"(properly) is going to take at least 2 years, if you want to be an alright comper, it's going to take another year or two. Then you've got improvising...
Woffelz
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Join date: Apr 2009
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#9
My theory is pretty good [for AS music standard] and my chords are OK [so I'll start working on that now!]. I think I will join my school's jazz ensemble - more doing than saying, right?
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stevosmusic
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Join date: Aug 2010
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#10
I just started learning jazz like last week. I want to learn something new too. I have started with taking jazz chords and building melodies off of them. Other than that I am just as lost as you haha