[Dixielandjazz] Learning jazz

jcblegen at sbcglobal.net jcblegen at sbcglobal.net
Mon Dec 5 20:01:18 PST 2005


Paul Berliner, a musicologist at Northwestern University, published a fine book on 
this subject called Thinking in Jazz.  It might save you some time.

John Blegen

> Hi All,
> I am doing some research at the moment into how musicians learn
> remember  and include in their playing, licks and phrases. 
> Some people write them down as they find them, others adapt them and
> keep  practising ones from records.cd's until they become their own
> and then find some 
>  more.
> So what do you reckon is the best way of learning and remembering new
> tunes  and harmonies, chord patterns, licks and phrases? 
> Has anyone actually written down their store of 'classic/trad' jazz
> phrases  that they have built up over the years? 
> How do you do it?
> Regards,
> Jeff Matthews 
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