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#1
Ok.
So i have a music assesment coming up for school.
I need to play a piece of my own and a jazz piece.
Only problem is im not a overly huge fan of jazz.
I like alot of rock...which i realise 12 bar blusey kinda stuff basically IS jazz.
But just wanted to hear of any suggestions of well-known, not overly hard jazz songs.
Much Apreciated.
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#5
in the mood. i forget who its by, but its extremely popular, and shouldnt be overly difficult.
you know, ive owned 8 different guitars over my lifetime, and right now i have 3. i wanna know what the hell happened...i mean the picks and cables are understandable, they disappear into thin air all the time, but guitars?

#6
smooth jazz okay? if so play some rippingtons, brave new world would be good
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#10
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yes, do this one! It's not hard at all!
#11
I personally like All the things you are by Jerome Kern. You could always do Satin Doll, Take the A Train, In the Mood, My Funny Valentine or Route 66. Those aren't 'overly hard' songs. And if you are looking for tabs, a good site for some jazz standards is lickbyneck.com
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I like alot of rock...which i realise 12 bar blusey kinda stuff basically IS jazz.

Yeah, that's true.


Oh wait, no it's not. You're completely wrong. Go back to your rock.

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#18
Play some Cecil Taylor
#19
^^Wrong! Jazz =/= Blues.
Two different genres, which some artists choose to blend together quite often. They only have similarities in their roots and occasionally form, depending on which sub-genre of jazz.
#21
Jesse Mrau.
See thats what i originally thought =D
hence i said basically is in my original statement.
but then when xiaoxi said i was completely wrong i was like =S.
ok but cool,
thanks for the info (y)
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#22
But "basically" it is NOT the same. That's a terrible over-generalization and over-simplification of both these genres.
#23
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Xiaoxi.
Jazz covers alot of areas.
blues being one of them...

Blues is not jazz, nor is it "one style of jazz." If you actually listened to jazz, it would be dead obvious.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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But "basically" it is NOT the same. That's a terrible over-generalization and over-simplification of both these genres.

Jazz without the blues is not jazz.

It may not always take a blues form, but there it is nearly always deeply rooted in the blues, from the musician's standpoint at least.

IMO.
#25
Blue Bossa is easy, and really fun to solo over on guitar.

Autumn Leaves, So What, All Blues, Giant Steps, and Equinox are also pretty easy, well known tunes.
#26
play something not jazz. if you mess up once, yer a failure. if you mess up twice, it becomes jazz.
#27
^^^Like I said before they have next to identical roots, but jazz ended up evolving into something much different. So to say the two are one in the same is not right.
#28
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Jazz without the blues is not jazz.

It may not always take a blues form, but there it is nearly always deeply rooted in the blues, from the musician's standpoint at least.

IMO.

Great. But that's wrong, so better luck next time.

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play something not jazz. if you mess up once, yer a failure. if you mess up twice, it becomes jazz.

Jazz is a distinct style. Just because you mess up twice doesn't make it jazz. That's like saying if I palm mute, it's automatically metal.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#30
Listen to moar jazz first...
Start with easy stuff like Mahavishnu Orchestra (album: Birds of Fire) or Miles Davis (album: Bitches Brew).
#31
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early jazz was very bluesy eg Gershwin so hence the link.

Of course, because jazz is a direct descendant of the blues. But it has deviated so significantly that it would absurd to consider it and blues one and the same.

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#32
pretty good suggestions guys.
but keep in mind its a class full of highschool students.
im doing it with guitar obv.
and im not going to have a backing orchestra =D.
Maybe a second guitarist and drums,
but yeah.
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pretty good suggestions guys.
but keep in mind its a class full of highschool students.
im doing it with guitar obv.
and im not going to have a backing orchestra =D.
Maybe a second guitarist and drums,
but yeah.
Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World"?
#35
Take Only For Pain.

A great song! Play the main melody if you'd like, it is quite hard.
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#37
You can't go wrong with dave brubeck, a standard like take five or something, allows you to have some fun improvising off compound time signatures and minor progressions and what not.
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#38
A pretty well known song would be Is It You by Lee Ritenour but I don't know how difficult it is. Anything by him is pretty good and he's a guitarist so it should suit too.
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#39
Why don't you find tabs for "Take Five" by Dave Brubeck
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#40
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I like alot of rock...which i realise 12 bar blusey kinda stuff basically IS jazz.
.


How did you draw that conclusion from listening to rock?
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