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#2134819 - 08/18/13 12:31 PM need tips on sightreading jazz
JayDotta09 Offline
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Registered: 08/17/13
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Loc: PG County MD
Hey you guys how's it going? I'm new to the site and this is my 1st post!... But Umm I have been playing for about a year and a half both classical and jazz. I'm getting pretty decent at sight reading classical music but when it comes to sightreading jazz I get stuck when I have to change chords. Can a jazz player give me some tips or tell me what they do when sightreading a jazz piece? Thank you so much!

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#2134876 - 08/18/13 02:35 PM Re: need tips on sightreading jazz [Re: JayDotta09]
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Originally Posted By: JayDotta09
. . . I'm getting pretty decent at sight reading classical music but when it comes to sightreading jazz I get stuck when I have to change chords. Can a jazz player give me some tips or tell me what they do when sightreading a jazz piece? Thank you so much!


If by "jazz piece", you mean something where every note is written out, you may just need more experience to familiarize yourself with the "look and feel" of jazz chords on the page.

If it's the rhythms that are confusing you, that's also a matter of getting more experienced in reading syncopated and "swing" rhythms.

Perhaps it's worthwhile to practice _just the chord transitions_, if that's where you hesitate.

There should be a sign on top of every music stand:

. . . When having trouble, slow down!

If you're reading jazz from a "lead sheet" -- a melody line and chord symbols -- that's a whole different skill from reading classical music. And - conceptually - it's way, way harder.

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#2135255 - 08/19/13 09:25 AM Re: need tips on sightreading jazz [Re: JayDotta09]
JayDotta09 Offline
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Yeah I'm talking about a single melody line and chord symbols on top... songs such as "autumn leaves" & "there's no greater love" from the real book... I understand the 7th chords (maj,dom,min,half dim and dim) but when I'm trying to play a melody and change chords I hesitate when changing.

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#2135316 - 08/19/13 11:19 AM Re: need tips on sightreading jazz [Re: JayDotta09]
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Have a look here (Jazz Study Group: Autumn Leaves, ATTYA, etc.): http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/2014376/1.html
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#2135929 - 08/20/13 11:22 AM Re: need tips on sightreading jazz [Re: JayDotta09]
JayDotta09 Offline
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Wow thanks for sending me that forum... its longgg but covers everything lol I needed that

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#2135989 - 08/20/13 12:56 PM Re: need tips on sightreading jazz [Re: JayDotta09]
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