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Practicing Jazz chords syndrome

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Omar, Jun 21, 2018.

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  1. Raimonds

    Raimonds Senior Stratmaster

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    This is great lesson, overcomplicated chords which will make your fingers and wrist hurt :) It took me couple of days to get the shapes, then couple more days to train the speed. Keep practising and you will get this song under your fingers!

    Edit: I learned this on fender scale neck with 12 - 49 strings :)
     
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  2. Omar

    Omar Most Inquisitive Junior Jazzer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 9, 2017
    Marbella, Spain
    I’m using my jazzbox with flat wound strings. Last night after practicing on the jazzbox, I switched to my start 9-46, my fingers thanked me lol. I didn’t have to apply any pressure against neck’s back, especially with jumbo fretwire :D

    Yes, it’s great, I’m really happy each time I sit down to practice. It took me 2 days to memorize the progression. Playing along the video has helped me a lot.
     
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  3. fezz parka

    fezz parka Strat-Talk Supporter

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    A teacher is only as good as his students. And you are a remarkable one. :)
     
  4. Omar

    Omar Most Inquisitive Junior Jazzer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 9, 2017
    Marbella, Spain
    You’re a unique person and an extraordinary teacher :)

    Your comment is a remedy for my sore wrist ;)
     
  5. fezz parka

    fezz parka Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Omar, you bring only interest , curiosity and a thirst to learn to the table.
    There is no ego...no insecurity...no need to hide behind bravado or humor. 1 out of 100 people are like this. Those numbers go up as people get older and set in their ways.
    Your mind is open. You are a rarity. And a friggin' joy to know. :)
     
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  6. Omar

    Omar Most Inquisitive Junior Jazzer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 9, 2017
    Marbella, Spain
    I’m honored that you see me that way. And I’m speechless and overwhelmed with your words :) you’ve given me more than what I have asked for. You’ve been generous, honest, polite and patient ever since I joined the forum. I can’t thank you enough, my brother :)
     
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  7. Passghetti

    Passghetti Strat-Talker

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    This one is awesome!

    mickey baker.jpg
     
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  8. Omar

    Omar Most Inquisitive Junior Jazzer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 9, 2017
    Marbella, Spain
    I have it ;) stuck at D13b5b9 :D in fact, I got busy learning jazz song so instead.

    Not bad GFI attempt. I’m just focusing on the changes for now, bosa nova rhythm is next.

     
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  9. fezz parka

    fezz parka Strat-Talk Supporter

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    This is for everyone.

    D13b5b9.png

    Barre an Ab7. You see it above. 1-2-3. Then add the pinky. When I play it, the 1-3-4 fingers are sounded. I mute the rest. The chord can also be called an Ab7#9. Baker calls it D13b5b9 because it fits in the progression/key center the lesson is in.
     
  10. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    I was working on my jazz chords, then I read a feature on Butch Vig, listened to Smashing Pumpkins for three days, mess around and got a wicked fuzz tone on my amp and have not played any jazzy chords since.
     
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  11. Groovey

    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member

    Nov 17, 2016
    NC. USA
    Good to hear, Omar!
     
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  12. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I'll never be able to do that...
     
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  13. Omar

    Omar Most Inquisitive Junior Jazzer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 9, 2017
    Marbella, Spain
    Thank you brother. How do you fingerpick 1-3? Thumb and index? Or you strum? I tried 1-3 thumb and index, 4 ring and pinky, it felt awkward.
     
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  14. Omar

    Omar Most Inquisitive Junior Jazzer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 9, 2017
    Marbella, Spain
    Try simple progression with similar chord shapes, it’s fun :)
    Thank you Dave :D
    Passion and determination are your friends. I struggle, yet I welcome the pain ;)
     
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  15. davidKOS

    davidKOS Musician, Composer, Teacher Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 28, 2012
    California
    I also like to use whole tone scales over augmented and other altered chords.
     
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  16. Duotone

    Duotone Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 12, 2016
    Norway
    When I am stuck I sometimes focus on the chord from the top down. You could also simplify the seventh chords that have their root on the 6th string, leaving out that top note (the 5th of the chord) on the 2nd string.
     
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  17. Omar

    Omar Most Inquisitive Junior Jazzer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 9, 2017
    Marbella, Spain
    Any recommended songs that cover different progression circle?
    It’s possible to omit 5th. It depends on the context.
     
  18. Duotone

    Duotone Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 12, 2016
    Norway
    If you play with a bass player or backing track you can omit the root in bass. If you are a jazz cat ( or kitten, like me) check out this guy!

     
  19. rolandson

    rolandson Most Honored Senior Member

    have you given any consideration to using 'short' chords (3 & 4 note variations)?

    they have an advantage of being easily remembered and quickly acquired. they've a disadvantage of requiring careful strumming but in all respects are mastered without much effort.

    here's an example...
    http://www.strat-talk.com/attachments/short-chords-jpg.305692/
     
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  20. Omar

    Omar Most Inquisitive Junior Jazzer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 9, 2017
    Marbella, Spain
    Thank you. The attachment doesnt open, I’d like to see those chords.

    I fingerpick when I play jazz. Strumming requires more control over unwanted notes.