Anybody a Jazz lover here?

Discussion in 'Music Talk' started by edbrown, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. edbrown

    edbrown New Member

    hi i am a big Jazz fan. i love Ruben Blades. anybody interested in Jazz?
    i have been listening to Ruben since last 5-6 years. i love the way this guy sings. last heard that his wife Luba Mason is also coming up with her own Jazz album called "Krazy Love"...
    you can listen to some of her tracks at:
  2. distorted

    distorted satan

    sorry dude, nobody interested in jazz here...
  3. unet

    unet New Member

    Not true....i like a little jazz.

    It's really hard to play though.
  4. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    I like Jazz, but hate it when it goes to the Wanking stage.
  5. unet

    unet New Member

    You're thinking of jizz.
    There's a difference.
  6. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Heard of Shawn Lane?
    Frank Gambale?
  7. detritus

    detritus New Member

    You guys have any song suggestions for someone starting out listening to jazz, from punk and indie?
  8. nukeu666

    nukeu666 New Member

    i love jazz/blues
    dizzy.g, t.monk, louis.a, ella.f are some of my favorites
  9. nazr

    nazr angel is my genital..

    Not so much jazz but something that rhymes.
  10. augur

    augur I love bjr


    Paz Vega?
  11. bjr

    bjr Lady of the Evening

    If you're into guitar specifically, try Larry Coryell. Very easy listening.

    Also, try Norah Jones. I had the hots for her but she spurned me in Calcutta.

    Tell me what kind of music you're into.
  12. vbpart4

    vbpart4 "the one"

    dude listen to the big wave by tribal tech and scott henderson it'll rip your balls out if u love jazz and progressive rock.
  13. acoustic12

    acoustic12 New Member

    I like jazz as well.. but I dnt have any collection.. Maybe I should follow this thread. Any more suggestions for jazz blues..?
  14. vbpart4

    vbpart4 "the one"

    chic corea!! victor wooten amazing awesome awesomeee
  15. acoustic12

    acoustic12 New Member

    Can sm1 tell me what are the prerequisites for learning jazz chords..? they are simply crazy...!!
  16. bjr

    bjr Lady of the Evening

    They're not really. There's a very clear way of thinking if you want to learn jazz chords (though I don't like to call them jazz chords because they're used everywhere). Here's an algorithm that helps you start with chords-

    Step 1: learn major, minor, dom7th chords.
    Step 2: Harmonize them. Learn Major 7th, minor 7th
    Step 3: Extend them. Major 9th, Minor 9th, Dom9th. Move on to 11th and 13th.

    This step takes a while-

    Step 4: Substitute them. eg- A C major 9th is also an Em9th#5. Wherever you play a sharp 5, you can play a flat 5. So you can play an Em9thb5 or an Em7b5 which is again almost an E diminished. An E diminished is also a G dim or a A#dim or a C dim so where you started playing a CM9, you're playing any of the chords I talked about. That is what a lot of jazz guys do...substitute one chord for the other

    p.s.- The 4th step example was rather rubbish. It's just something I thought up sitting in office (and I'm a little out of touch) but theoretically, it should work. Musically, it takes a bit of time to figure out what is nice rather than what is correct. Often, theory is made the other way round. People discover something that sounds nice and then they try to explain why it sounds nice and make it a formula. That way, once you know the theory, you're already progressing because someone else might have taken 20 years to figure out the information you have in front of you.
  17. acoustic12

    acoustic12 New Member

    amazing explanation.. It will take me aquiet a while to get through step3 though... Imstill on major and minor chords.. I've been spending too much time on barre chords and power chords.. but this amazing little tutorial is gonna push me through... thanx a lot. Could you also explain what u exactly mean by "Harmonize them" in step 2?
  18. acoustic12

    acoustic12 New Member

    geez.. it said u must spread some reputation arround before ou can give it to bjr again!!! y.? u deserve the reps!!! sorry fr that..I'll get through the algorithm as quickly as i can. Should we start another thread fr this.. coz we're kinda wandering off.
  19. bjr

    bjr Lady of the Evening

    I think I've made a thread about this before. I'm not sure...

    feel free to make threads.

    Not all the information I give you will be correct though. I'm still a student myself so a lot of things I say are just my understanding. However, I think I can help explain a lot of concepts of which far too big a deal is made of sometimes.

    eg- jazz chords. They're the mental equivalent of playing scales up and down using a metronome. If you can try to do one, you can surely try to do the other too.
  20. thehundredthone

    thehundredthone New Member

    Most jazz guitarists use only the 1st 4 strings to voice their chords, often leaving out the 5th, or even the root. (otherwise what's the bass for?)

    Extended chords are often used, like bjr said. 11ths, 13ths, etc. Just remember that the chord must (?) have a 7th to be considered extended.

    Chord substitutions are common to make things interesting. Read up about tritone substitutions.

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