[WorkGroup] Jazz Phrasing for Beginners by Ear.

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GuyBodenGuyBoden Frets: 792
EVERYTHING BY EAR.

If anyone is interested.

I'm going to start a thread, where we'll learn by ear the tracks from ' Jazz Phrasing for Beginners by Greg Fishman'.

All the tracks are from common Jazz Standard chord changes.

These are excellent easy phrases to learn by ear, with good phrasing.

Anyone and everyone is welcome, they're not technically difficult to play, it's all about listening attentively.

Maybe, we'll learn one track every few weeks, see if anyone is interested.

The tracks maybe easy, but the articulation of the phrasing needs attention.

The first track a 12bar Jazz Blues.

Don't touch your guitar, just listen to the track repeatedly, 

Hear precisely the first phrase and then sing the first phrase.

Don't touch your guitar, sing the first phrase along with the recording.


Here's the full track list.

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  • Acdeezee86Acdeezee86 Frets: 29
    Love this idea!
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  • DrCorneliusDrCornelius Frets: 7384
    Nice one Guy , this sounds like something I’d find really helpful 
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  • GuyBodenGuyBoden Frets: 792
    edited March 14
    PART ONE

    Learning Phrase one.

    These next few days, we'll listen attentively to the first phrase in the Milwaukee Avenue 12bar Jazz blues track.

    Sing along, when you have internalise the phrase.

    Ensure that you're hearing all the details of the phrasing and the dynamics (loud and quiet bits.).

    Internalise the phrase.

    Don't play it on the guitar yet, you need to hear in your mind clearly first. 1 

    The first phrase ends at 12sec in the youtube track.







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  • vizviz Frets: 10788
    This is classic. Nice one. 
    Roland said: Scales are primarily a tool for categorising knowledge, not a rule for what can or cannot be played.
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  • mgawmgaw Frets: 5352
    I’m in
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  • GuyBodenGuyBoden Frets: 792
    We're just listening to the first phrase for a few days. Internalising the phrase, singing the phrase along with the recording, no guitar playing at the moment.

    It's all about listening, internalising and singing. Very important for long term memorisation.

    Learning everything by ear.


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  • GuyBodenGuyBoden Frets: 792
    edited March 14
    PART TWO

    Learning Phrase one.

    EVERYTHING BY EAR.

    After a few days of listening attentively and Internalising the first phrase in the Milwaukee Avenue 12bar Jazz blues track.

    Sing the first phrase without the recording. (This is important. It demonstrates that you have Internalised the phrase.)

    Only, when you can sing the first phrase without the recording, start finding the notes of the phrase on your guitar.

    The first note of the phrase is Eb. 1

    Find the other notes of the phrase, slowly, one note after another.

    Once you have found all the notes, play the phrase along with the recording.

    Ensure that you're playing and hearing all the details of the phrasing and the dynamics in the recording.

    Once you can play the phrase, listen to the phrase, imagine the notes on each fret as you play them.

    Enjoy, have fun, there's no magic, it's all about using your ears. 1 









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  • CliveGCliveG Frets: 3
    Excellent thread! I always wanted to get into jazz but didn’t know where to ‘hop on’ if you do get me
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  • GuyBodenGuyBoden Frets: 792
    CliveG said:
    Excellent thread! I always wanted to get into jazz but didn’t know where to ‘hop on’ if you do get me

    Start with PART ONE, listening to the whole track and then concentrating on hearing the first phrase of the track.

    Sing alone, internalise this first phrase, have fun, but don't play the phrase on your guitar until with can sing the phrase without the recording.

    Playing the phrase on your guitar is PART TWO.

    Don't skip the steps. :+1:


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  • CliveGCliveG Frets: 3
    Will do Guy
    thanks for this
    clive
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  • GuyBodenGuyBoden Frets: 792
    edited March 16
    PART THREE

    Learning Phrase two.

    Jazz Phrasing for Beginners by Ear

    We'll be listening and internalising, then adding the next phrase, by using our ears only.

    Over the next few days, repeatedly listen to the track Milwaukee Avenue, it's a 12bar Jazz blues.

    Then repeatedly listen to the phrases on Milwaukee Avenue track up to 30sec.

    Ensure that you're hearing all the details of the phrasing and the dynamics (loud and quiet bits.).

    Internalise the phrases.

    Hear them in your mind.
    Sing along to the track. Don't play the phrases on the guitar yet, you need to hear the phrases in your mind clearly first and sing them.

    Repeatedly sing along to the track, reinforcing and internalising the phrases.

    The phrases ends at 30sec in this youtube track.


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  • GuyBodenGuyBoden Frets: 792
    Part three, is the same process as before, but we'll be adding the next phrase.
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  • GuyBodenGuyBoden Frets: 792
    PART FOUR

    Learning Phrase Two.

    Jazz Phrasing for Beginners by Ear.

    After a few days of listening attentively and Internalising the phrases in the Milwaukee Avenue 12bar Jazz blues track up to 30sec.

    Sing the second phrase without the recording. (This is important. It demonstrates that you have Internalised the phrase.)

    Only, when you can sing the second phrase without the recording, start finding the notes of the phrase on your guitar.
    So, find all the notes in the second phrase, slowly, one note after another.

    Once you have found all the notes, play all the phrases you have learned so far with the recording.

    Ensure that you're playing and hearing all the details of the phrasing and the dynamics in the recording.

    Then, play the phrases without the recording.

    Once you can play the phrases, imagine the notes on each fret as you play them. (This visualisation of the notes helps memory too.)
    Enjoy, have fun, there's no magic, it's all about using your ears.






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  • GuyBodenGuyBoden Frets: 792
    edited March 20
    PART FIVE

    Learning Phrase three.

    Jazz Phrasing for Beginners by Ear

    We've be listening and internalising the phrases, adding the next phrase each time, by using our ears only.

    Again, over the next few days, repeatedly listen to the track Milwaukee Avenue, it's a 12bar Jazz blues.

    Then repeatedly listen to the phrases on Milwaukee Avenue track up to 40sec.

    Ensure that you're hearing all the details of the phrasing and the dynamics (loud and quiet bits.).

    Internalise the phrases.

    Hear them in your mind.
    Sing along to the track. Don't play the phrases on the guitar yet, you need to hear the phrases in your mind clearly first and sing them.

    Repeatedly sing along to the track, reinforcing and internalising the phrases.

    The phrases end at 40sec in this youtube track.




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  • CatthanCatthan Frets: 379
    I absolutely love this! Still  need to flush some 'metal' out of my system before I resume my jazz endeavours but training and building vocabulary by ear is what I've found to be the most effective way to "drill" jazz in someone's inner ear before, particularly for those of us who cannot benefit from a more "immersive'' jazz environment such as a conservatory, rich local jazz scene with frequent jam sessions or any other peer-rich setting where this can happen more naturally. 

    this is gold, well done and thank you! 
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  • GuyBodenGuyBoden Frets: 792
    edited March 22
    PART SIX

    Learning Phrase Three.

    Jazz Phrasing for Beginners by Ear.

    After a few days of listening attentively and Internalising the phrases in the Milwaukee Avenue 12bar Jazz blues track up to 40sec.

    Sing the phrases without the recording. (This is important. It demonstrates that you have Internalised the phrases.)

    Only, when you can sing the phrases without the recording, start finding the notes of the phrase on your guitar.
    So, find all the notes in the phrase, slowly, one note after another.

    Once you have found all the notes, play all the phrases you have learned so far with the recording up to 40sec.

    Ensure that you're playing and hearing all the details of the phrasing and the dynamics in the recording.

    Then, play the phrases without the recording.

    Once you can play the phrases, imagine the notes on each fret as you play them. (This visualisation of the notes helps memory too.)

    Enjoy, have fun, there's no magic, it's all about using your ears.

    So, to recap, sing the phrases with and without the recording, then learn the phrases on your guitar up to 40sec on the track. Then play along with and without the track.

    *Try to copy every dynamic, inflection and accent, until your playing sounds as close as possible to the original track.*



    This method is utilising the three R's, Repetition-Repetition-Repetition.

    Stick with it, if you've got this far, you're doing very well, the remainder of the track will become easier.


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  • GuyBodenGuyBoden Frets: 792
    PART SEVEN

    Learning Phrase Four.

    Jazz Phrasing for Beginners by Ear

    We've be listening and internalising the phrases, adding the next phrase each time, by using our ears only.

    Again, over the next few days, repeatedly listen to the track Milwaukee Avenue, it's a 12bar Jazz blues.

    Then repeatedly listen to the phrases on Milwaukee Avenue track up to 55sec.

    Ensure that you're hearing all the details of the phrasing and the dynamics (loud and quiet bits.).

    Internalise the phrases.

    Hear them in your mind.

    Sing along to the track. Don't play the phrases on the guitar yet, you need to hear the phrases in your mind clearly first and sing them.

    Repeatedly sing along to the track, reinforcing and internalising the phrases.

    The phrases end at 55sec in this youtube track.


    Well done, if you're got this far.

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    PART EIGHT

    Learning Phrase Four.

    Jazz Phrasing for Beginners by Ear.

    After a few days of listening attentively and Internalising the phrases in the Milwaukee Avenue 12bar Jazz blues track up to 55sec.

    Sing the phrases without the recording. (This is important. It demonstrates that you have Internalised the phrases.)

    Only, when you can sing the phrases without the recording, start finding the notes of the phrase on your guitar.
    So, find all the notes in the phrase, slowly, one note after another.

    Once you have found all the notes, play all the phrases you have learned so far with the recording up to 40sec.

    Ensure that you're playing and hearing all the details of the phrasing and the dynamics in the recording.

    Then, play the phrases without the recording.

    Once you can play the phrases, imagine the notes on each fret as you play them. (This visualisation of the notes helps memory too.)

    Enjoy, have fun, there's no magic, it's all about using your ears.

    Play the phrases up to 55sec on the track.


    Well done, you've nearly finished, the song repeats after these phrases.


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  • GuyBodenGuyBoden Frets: 792
    PART NINE

    Learning the whole track.

    Jazz Phrasing for Beginners by Ear.

    Listen to the whole Milwaukee Avenue track, you should recognise by ear that all the phrases you already know are repeated from 55sec with just a few pickup notes.

    Sing along to the whole track.

    Sing the whole track without the recording. (This is important. It demonstrates that you have Internalised the phrases.)

    Only, when you can sing the whole track without the recording, play along with your guitar.

    Ensure that you're playing and hearing all the details of the phrasing and the dynamics in the recording.

    Then, play the whole track on your guitar without the recording.

    Once you can play the whole track, imagine the notes on each fret as you play them. (This visualisation of the notes helps memory too.)

    Enjoy, have fun, there's no magic, it's all about using your ears.

    Below, Milwaukee Avenue 12bar Jazz blues.


    Well done, you've finished the track, so in Part Ten, we'll transpose the whole track to another key. 



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  • GuyBodenGuyBoden Frets: 792

    Below, the No Sax backing track for the Milwaukee Avenue 12bar Jazz blues. Play-a-long.


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