and most are based off of actual "jazz standards" and are similar enough that by the time you're done with the book, you'll have the skills to pick up the actual standards quickly.ksentine said:+ 1 for Jim Snideros Jazz conception,
these are actually transcriptions of his solos, Also apart from the written notes the chord changes represent a variety of styles and many hours of fun can be had soloing over them to improve your improvisational skills!
This is great advice. You need to be able to sing, hum or whistle the kind of solo you want to play over the tune before you can start to figure out how to play it. That means listen, listen and listen.rabbit said:If you don't have a taste for any particular jazz style yet
put the horn down & listen to a lot of different jazz,
especially stuff you DON'T think you'll like 'cause the album
covers look terrible and, if you're 21, spend a fair amount of this
listening time moderately intoxicated.
If you do have a taste for certain type(s) of jazz ignore that stuff
at least for a while & return to the paragraph above.
Listen to a lot of Billie Holiday.
Ask yourself if you can swing and if you have any difficulty
with this concentrate your efforts here (and in your listening too.)
Ask yourself also, why on earth would I want to bother with Jazz?
Whew, I thought you were going somewhere else with that one!coolsax2k7 said:Before I picked up a saxophone, I was sitting on the toilet one day at around the age of 16 after I had been listening to some jazz for about a year or two, and I realized that I was 'scat' whistling ............