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 Re: Beginner Wants To Learn Jazz
Author: markcr 
Date:   2017-12-05 01:50

Hi Richard. I'm also a beginning jazz clarinet player and have dabbled with it on and off for a few years now. Here are a couple of resources that I've found to be really helpful:

1. There is a great jazz based method book for clarinet called The Jazz Method For Clarinet by John O'Neill. You may be beyond this but there is still a lot of really good info and all the play-along material is based on standard jazz stuff:

https://www.amazon.com/Jazz-Method-Clarinet-Tutor-Book/dp/0946535213/ref=pd_sim_14_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0946535213&pd_rd_r=T9SD41F4XHZ8AYYE18BZ&pd_rd_w=PKUy3&pd_rd_wg=9T3bv&psc=1&refRID=T9SD41F4XHZ8AYYE18BZ

2. Hal Leonard publishes lots of great Jazz Play-Along books that include a CD with a great studio band playing all the tunes (both with melody and without) - no midi recordings. The guys on Hal Leonard play-alongs are the real deal. Here are a few that can get you started:

Essential Elements Jazz Play-Along:
https://www.amazon.com/Essential-Elements-Jazz-Play-Along-Instruments/dp/0634091840/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1512424003&sr=1-3&keywords=essential+elements+jazz

Essential Jazz Standards:
https://www.amazon.com/Essential-Jazz-Standards-Play-Along/dp/0634048880/ref=sr_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1512424109&sr=1-8&keywords=jazz+standards+play-along

Great Jazz Standards:
https://www.amazon.com/Great-Jazz-Standards-Play-Along-Along/dp/0634068199/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1512424109&sr=1-9&keywords=jazz+standards+play-along

What I usually do is start by learning the "head" or main melody of the song. Once I can play that, I'll move into the sections on soloing and will try and learn to play the chord changes of the song. I just start with playing the root note. Then I'll progress to playing the chord arpeggios through the tune. The Essential Jazz Standards book has great tips for getting started with your improvising - if that is what you are into.

Hope this helps!
-Mark



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