Any jazz or blues pieces for me to practice?

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  1. Lizengar

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    So I've been spending a lot of time listening to pop and rock, and whatever I have been transcribing are from that genre. I'm trying to get back to blues and jazz and would like some suggestions on beginner pieces?
     
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    Veggie Dave Well-Known Member

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    Off the top of my head:

    Freddie Freeloader
    Angel Eyes
    Summertime
    Killer Joe
    Black Coffee
     
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    Take a look at Jamey Aebersold's Maiden Voyage book - A good bunch of standards in there
     
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    Jules Formerly known as "nachoman"

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    Simply stick Miles Davis' Kind of Blue on your ipod/Cd player etc and just join in.
     
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    !2 bar, 12 keys that's a gross ;)
     
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    Go back many moons and take a listen to Arnett Cobb, Illinois Jaquet, Gene Ammons and take it from there.
     
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    No it's only two dozen, !2=2.
     
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    jbtsax old and opinionated

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    Learning the tune and changes to Ellington's Satin Doll and Take the A Train is an excellent introduction to traditional "swing" jazz. There are many of the elements common to jazz standards included in those tunes.
     
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    Thank you, everyone! So I got my homework cut out for me! Woohoo!

    I need some help with eh..."fading". Like how to get from loud to soft because sometimes it just has a squeaky sound when I try to soften it.
     
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    Taz Busking Oracle

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    Go to YouTube and type "Blues backing track" and then go with the flow! Great fun.
     
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    trimmy One day i will...

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    Long tones going from loud to quiet (whisper) put a metronome on 2bars loud 2bars quiet, think of it as if you're creating a graph.
    Good air control needed
     
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