#1
How does one go about practicing jazz? Ive been trying to learn songs but the majority of them are improvised so it doesnt really help. Also looking at real books has not been helping me too much because it doesnt really help me how to write my own stuff. I'd like to learn some jazz songs with good licks so that i can get ideas when improvising but i havent had any luck. Suggestions?
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#2
i usually compose/play fusion....and in most cases, i do whatever i want.........i basically throw theory out the window, zappa-esque.

do what you want.....thats my advice
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#3
Play with a group.
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#4
Here's what helped me out the most, transcribing solos. Go through your favorite players, pick your favorite pieces they did and transcribe their solos note for note. Even more importantly however, is figuring out WHY they did what they did.
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Here's what helped me out the most, transcribing solos. Go through your favorite players, pick your favorite pieces they did and transcribe their solos note for note. Even more importantly however, is figuring out WHY they did what they did.


This.

Which is pretty much useless (not that the ear training aspect of it is ever useless) if you don't have the necessary theoretical background.
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#6
You just have to listen to lots of jazz, play lots of jazz, and transcribe.
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