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 Re: Beginner Wants To Learn Jazz
Author: Richard Starkly 
Date:   2017-12-04 19:10

Thanks. A lot of info to digest but I'm in no hurry, I'll have a look at the jazz clarinet thread and maybe post asking for more info when I've got some time at the weekend.

What you're saying about developing an ear really rings true for me. I had a eureka moment a couple of weeks ago when I accidentally played the first couple of notes of a tune I like, spent a couple of minutes figuring it out and then a couple of days playing nothing much else. Eventually I started playing along with the instrumental version of the original record and did a little bit of clumsy improvisation in the space where the vocalist would usually go. I felt like I was walking on clouds for the rest of the day.

I'm curious about theory, if only because I'd like to be able to talk about this stuff without sounding ignorant. The whole business about the Bb being a transposing instrument totally baffles me. I understand it in theory but I don't think I've really grasped it yet. For instance, if I've got this right that low G at the start of Happy Birthday is actually an F. So why not call it an F? Is it just some kind of historical quirk with no rational reason?

But I totally get what you're saying about there being many paths. At the moment I'm enjoying it so much it doesn't seem to matter which path I'm on but seeing Danny Boy did make me pause for a minute.

Cheers,
and thanks again for the advice!
Richard

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