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Well, I'd like to know a good jazz solo that would sound good with just one guitarist and no accompaniment. By no accompaniment I mean no bass, no drums, no rhthym guitar, and no vocals. Also, please include an accurate tab when you suggest the song =)

Thank you
psychodelia
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I have recommended Misty how many times....? It's obscene. Nothing against you, it's just my standard response.

I recommend the Barney Kessel version in particular, I'll edit the post when I find it.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/b/barney_kessel/misty_power_tab.htm Barney Kessel's

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/e/errol_garner/misty_tab.htm It says Errol Garner, dunno the arranger

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/j/johnny_mathis/misty_power_tab.htm Johnny Mathis

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/j/johnny_smith/misty_power_tab.htm John Smith's

Most of these should stand up pretty well with no accompaniment.
Last edited by psychodelia at Apr 26, 2006,
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^ Sorry, it's just that I haven't seen any Misty tabs that I was sure were accurate. Though now that you're recommending these specific tabs, I'm guessing they are indeed accurate.

I just didn't want to learn a song wrong, ya know?

Anyways, thanks for the recommendations.
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I have a lead sheet lying around somewhere that I could probably put into a powertab, if you wanted.
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^ Hm, what do you mean a lead sheet?
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Quote by yawn
Well, I'd like to know a good jazz solo that would sound good with just one guitarist and no accompaniment. By no accompaniment I mean no bass, no drums, no rhthym guitar, and no vocals. Also, please include an accurate tab when you suggest the song =)

Thank you

You should listen to Joe Pass. He is the father of jazz guitar solo. I have some pdf books of Joe Pass solos, but they are not transcribed in great detail. Mostly just the melodies with the chords. If you are interested just mail me at vince.edw@gmail.com.
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He wasn't exactly the father, George Van Eps was one of the first proponents though. As far as a decent solo song I say On Green Dolphin Street. Every jazz guitarist has their comfortable skills. I suck at solo pieces period, just isn't for me. I do enjoy just backing a large band though.
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psychodelia
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^ Hm, what do you mean a lead sheet?


Often lead sheets are used by pro jazz players when they go on a gig. It is a sheet that contains the melody and the chord names that go with the melody. As a jazz guitarist you need to make up your own rhythms and know your chords to use it effectively.

If you happen to be reasonably comfortable with your inversions, a lead sheet basically lets you be the arranger on a solo piece. You play the chords, but in particular you bring out the melody, which is what the guitarists like Barney Kessel did.

What I could do if you want the lead sheet is I would use powertab to write out the lead sheet, then I could have another example file of what I might do over the changes, so you get an idea. A powertab will not be a real lead sheet, so if you have finale notepad I could write one out there too.
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^ Ooo got ya. Sounds cool and all, but right now I'm probably not yet at the stage where I could effectively improvise, even given the chord and melody. For now I just like to learn things note for note as they are in the original

It's not creative, but meh...

Thanks for the offer though =)
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Joe Pass
Quote by Jimi Hendrix
The Blues Is Easy To Play But Hard To Feel.

Quote by Chris Impellitteri
I Promise That My Solos Will Only Get Faster.

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You could always try your hand at this if you've got the chops for it.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4207150030723270023&q=oscar+peterson&pl=true

I've got a GP4 of it made by the guy who played that (thanks to MoS), so if you are up for something difficult like that then just say, don't want to waste time uploading it to yousendit.
Haha, I like the thing he does at the end. Anyways, sure, I'd love a GP4 of that
Last edited by yawn at Apr 28, 2006,
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you might want to listen to Joe Pass and Jimmy Bruno

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