Re: Jazz bass tabs


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Posted by Ed on October 06, 2000 at 13:31:46:

In Reply to: Jazz bass tabs posted by KingKong on October 05, 2000 at 19:07:44:


What, like Lester's solo on BROADWAY? sigh...TAB (stands for Totally Ass Backwards?) is just a map for where to put your fingers on the fingerboard.
Jazz players don't put their fingers in the same place all the time, so there is too much information to try to draw pictures of. If you want to play jazz what you need to do is start getting a handle on functional harmony.
That way when you see/hear a chord progression, melodies will suggest themselves in your imagination and you (because you practice hard with a metronome) are able to play those imagined melodies on your instrument.
You want to be a musician, do what musicians do.



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