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I need some direction for Jazz vibe.

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tonymiceli Wed, 01/11/2023 - 16:39

do you know your scales? chords? 7th chords?
you need to talk about where you are with all this.

Are you just starting out? Classical background?

Talk about yourself!

Randy_Sutin Thu, 01/12/2023 - 06:13

In reply to by tonymiceli

Let us know where you are starting from. We’ll all be glad to guide you from there.

One thing… become a full subscriber to this site if you aren’t already. It’s affordable and will unlock tons of resources for you at any level. If you’re wondering: no, I don’t get a cut or paid by Tony in any way for saying that; I have been here since the site’s inception and know it to be true that it has helped hundreds of aspiring players.

IndianaGlen Wed, 01/11/2023 - 16:53

A pretty darn good place to start out is to hire a qualified vibe teacher. Zoom/Online works, especially starting out. This site can hook you up with the best in the business.

rogersvibes Thu, 01/12/2023 - 01:21

As the others note, not being aware of your level/background, it's difficult to be helpful. That said, I think one of the most overlooked things is getting the phrasing and articulation on the instrument into your head and hands. I have heard many competent players who know their stuff, but can't make the instrument sound good. Usually bad pedaling, too much ringing, lots of staccato phrases, etc.

One way to tackle that is to learn a good, short jazz vibes solo by ear. I remember one of the first things I learned was two choruses of blues by Bobby Hutcherson in a video on YouTube where he plays Bags Groove with Joe Locke. I already had some background in jazz, so it wasn't the theory I was learning, but how to translate the jazz sound onto the instrument.