#1
Ok, so I'm gonna be in a jazz band at school, it's in about 2 hours and I need to know what to expect and what chords and stuff to be ready to play.
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#3
Screw you wiggy. You play an MG AND you copied part of your sig from Kartman, thank you very much.

I think you havent prepared yourself. You're going to need to know a whole lot more than you can learn in 2 hours.
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Screw you wiggy. You play an MG AND you copied part of your sig from Kartman, thank you very much.

I think you havent prepared yourself. You're going to need to know a whole lot more than you can learn in 2 hours.


I know, my guitar teacher taught me some chords that his earlier jazz band students used, but other than that I have no clue what I'm gonna play.
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#5
Yeah i signed up for jazz band, starts in like a few months. Should be fun to try out some jazz stuff.
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#6
Crash course in jazz :P

Any chord with a long name, really :P 7s, 9s, 6s, 13s especially.
Diminished and half-diminished chords

Natural Minor Scale and all its modes, Melodic Minor Scale, Blues Scale, Major Scale Lydian Mode
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Let me guess you are a loser in your school and noone talks to you so you think your
cool because you play blink 182 songs all day? Whats wrong with jazz band?
Jazz is like the genre that requires the most skill, along with classical.
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Crash course in jazz :P

Any chord with a long name, really :P 7s, 9s, 6s, 13s especially.
Diminished and half-diminished chords

Natural Minor Scale and all its modes, Melodic Minor Scale, Blues Scale, Major Scale Lydian Mode



What about Melodic minor ascending aka jazz scale


Also i think it would be good to know the arpeggios for the chords that you know.
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#9
learn lots of 7th chords.
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#10
yeah 7th chords is about all i play in mine...but jazz often has alot of improvisation...chances are that your jazz band wont start out playing all out jazz...you will probly start with some bluesy-rocky stuff to get used to things...in other words just use the blues scale until you can learn how to improvise with the others
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yeah 7th chords is about all i play in mine...but jazz often has alot of improvisation...chances are that your jazz band wont start out playing all out jazz...you will probly start with some bluesy-rocky stuff to get used to things...in other words just use the blues scale until you can learn how to improvise with the others



What would help me in jazz improvisation?
Just loop some chords and stuff?

What type of stuff would i use though, arpeggios, scales? mix?
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#13
well jazz improv is just knowing what key you are in (what flats you have) and then applying that to the fretboard. If you know how to play all the natural notes in the first 3 frets, then you can basically find out what it flat in those notes, and apply those to your solo. So jsut play around in a key hitting basically random notes (but its more than that). And if you can learn arpeggios then great, but when you do, dont just play arpeggios for the solo, that sounds gay (according to my teacher). PM for other questions.
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No, you dont hit "random notes". You target chord tones of the chord you are playing and you add passing tones between the chord tones.
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No, you dont hit "random notes". You target chord tones of the chord you are playing and you add passing tones between the chord tones.



Ok so arpeggios/scales/passing tones.

And for the most part dont hold passing tones for too long?
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#16
Ok, just had the first practice, noone really cared that I only knew a few chords out of 50+ that I'm gonna have to memorize by December, it's mostly with flats and 7ths, 13ths, etc.
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#17
Passing tones are essential in jazz and bop. Lots of legato usgage as well. Work on keeping it smooth and flowing.
#18
If you treat jazz correctly you'll be 100 times the guitarist you are now. Jazz is an acquired taste, most need to learn it before appreciating it.
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#19
dont worry about the chords that are like, c7(b13) or something. those only really matter if you are in like, a professional jazz band. for the most part, you can get away with doing like a major for a major 7th and things like that. I also rarely do the 9th chord. : ) i usually just do a seventh
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I joined the Jazz band at my college, I got there, they gave me loads of sheet music, and didn't tell me what we were doing. They didin't care about guitarists, it was like a full orchestra playing something (VERY well), and then me searching to find what we were playing in the pile of sheets, or improvising over the band.
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dont worry about the chords that are like, c7(b13) or something. those only really matter if you are in like, a professional jazz band. for the most part, you can get away with doing like a major for a major 7th and things like that. I also rarely do the 9th chord. : ) i usually just do a seventh


I don't agree with this at all. It may be true that just major and minor chords might work in place of the extended chords, but why would you play them instead? How can you say they only matter in a professional band? Why would you sacrifice quality just because you're not professional? Plus, a 7#9 chord gives a whole different sound from a major chord. They're marked in the music for a reason. If you come up on a 13b5b9 chord, then play the chord as it's written - don't just play a major chord. If you don't know the chord, try and figure it out. In the meantime, learn your extended and altered chords so you won't have that problem.
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#22
Know how to read notes, know how to feel the music, know how to improvise, and most of all, know the chord shapes, they will be written on paper, and know how to build off of them.
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