#1
before I start yes I search barred and yes I gooled but nothing came up.

Does anyone know a good book/ site for learning jazz, also could someone point me in the direction of a good fake book.
thanks
#2
You could always get a "realbook" on Amazon.com. It's legal, and there's tons of versions with tons of jazz charts.
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#3
For a beginner book, you should check out Mel Bay's Complete Jazz Guitar Method. After that, Jody Fisher's Complete Jazz Guitar Method (4 books - Beginner, Intermediate, Chord-Melody, Improv) is really good.
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my personal favorate: http://jazzguitar.yolasite.com/. Its a new site that was started last month, and it presents the lessons very clearly. It also has a "jazz licks" section with some pretty burnin' lines.

I keep this site bookmarked cause it is bomb and they always have new updates and its siiiick
#6
^ wow.
That's pretty boss site. Wish it wouldn't show tabs though, Bad habit for jazzers.
I recommend listening to jazz, like Miles Davis, and hear what it's like then try to imitate it. I can help more if you PM maybe
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^ wow.
That's pretty boss site. Wish it wouldn't show tabs though, Bad habit for jazzers.
I recommend listening to jazz, like Miles Davis, and hear what it's like then try to imitate it. I can help more if you PM maybe

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Not at all. Visualization is a good thing.


Not when you want to go to gigs and sightread. It's not possible to sight read tab
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Not when you want to go to gigs and sightread. It's not possible to sight read tab

Yes, it is. (Good tabs, anyway.) Automatically marking the use of tablature down as a "bad habit," especially for jazz players specifically, shows some strange closed-mindedness and implies a weird sense of superiority for jazz musicians. Tablature is a tool like any other. Any competent jazz guitarist could use a tab with the chord names written above and the rhythm notated and fake their way through a song just fine.
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You could always get a "realbook" on Amazon.com. It's legal, and there's tons of versions with tons of jazz charts.


The old illegal real book (printed by the mob supposedly) is best. The new legal ones are corrected in a few places, but are missing some songs.

Jazz in general is all about learning standards. Learn the heads. Learn the chord progressions. Practice comping both simply (2-3 higher notes) and with big chords (5-6 notes). Transcribe and learn famous solos, and pick apart how they did it. Spend lots of time with the original recordings. Compare the realbook/jazz versions to the old showtune versions, and see how they changed the song to "jazz it up". Learn to play over the common progressions - back cycles in 5ths ending on a major chord and back cycles ending on a minor chord. learn how to play the blues over I, IV and V chords.

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Yes, it is. (Good tabs, anyway.) Automatically marking the use of tablature down as a "bad habit," especially for jazz players specifically, shows some strange closed-mindedness and implies a weird sense of superiority for jazz musicians. Tablature is a tool like any other. Any competent jazz guitarist could use a tab with the chord names written above and the rhythm notated and fake their way through a song just fine.


Oh, i don't doubt that, nor do i buy into jazz superiority (forgive me if it seemed that way). I just think that being able to sight read is a much more valuable skill to develop, being as 90% of all music is in clef.