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 Re: Beginner Wants To Learn Jazz
Author: Fuzzy 
Date:   2017-12-05 00:17

Haha, "...I've got this right that low G...is actually an F. So why not call it an F? Is it just some kind of historical quirk with no rational reason?" - a thought many trumpet/cornet/and clarinet jazz players have pondered. I think it has even come up as a topic here on the bboard...though I can't remember the conclusion off the top of my head.

For a non-reader...it might make life easier to just think in C all the time. The main trouble you'd run into...is conversing with other Bb players who think/speak in Bb.

I still think there might be a benefit to learning only "in C" - but I'm not knowledgeable enough about the future ramifications to make any strong suggestions. (Though the few folks I know who learned that way do very well for themselves.)

My opinion: I love that you're already starting to play tunes by ear! That's the goal, so why not aim for it sooner rather than later? You might find times in the future where knowing which notes fit into which chords, modes, etc. might be handy...as well as where the notes appear on paper. The time might come where you'd like to compose something to share with others/sell, or even to transcribe (to paper) what you hear someone else playing. That's when a little music theory or knowledge of reading will help. I'm not convinced one needs to come first, and the other...it might be just as good (if not better) to start with the ear, and then move to paper/theory later. I guess it just depends on an individual's background and preferred manner of learning.

Hopefully some of the other more education-oriented bboard members will chime in with their thoughts. (Sometimes it can take a week or longer for everyone to check the bboard...so if you check back later, there's a chance that you'll find more activity on your post.)

Good luck, and it's great to hear you're having fun!
Fuzzy
;^)>>>

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