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I Am Teaching Myself to Play Jazz

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    Giant Steps - I am stalled on learning Giant Steps. When I improv, all my turnarounds (ii-V-Is) sound like final cadences.  The B part of the tune sounds like it's always...
    maninthemacintosh maninthemacintosh 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 21, 2007

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    I also play saxophone as well O: but when I am in Jazz band I usually play clarinet because there are too many saxophone players c:
    NefelibataAggression NefelibataAggression 18-21, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I don't listen too jazz often at home sometimes at clubs but maaaan do I love to play jazz! All the smooth lines just gives me chills!:)
    alpacca alpacca 13-15, F Mar 18

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    I don't listen too jazz often at home sometimes at clubs but maaaan do I love to play jazz! All the smooth lines just gives me chills!:)
    alpaqqa alpaqqa 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    I think the first time I experienced playing guitar was when I was younger and had my neighbours boyfriend give me 'a lesson', basically I think he showed me some chords and things...
    KT98 KT98 13-15, F Mar 29

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    Music performance has been part of my life since I was a child. But ten years ago, when I started my own business, I got busy and just stopped cold. I have a basement full of...
    TandSMichael TandSMichael 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    I tried teaching myself a few years ago but gave up on it shortly after I started. I want to learn again to have a new hobby and because I also sing and I want to play music in a...
    thewindowshopper thewindowshopper 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I've been teaching myself for about four years now :) It's tough going! I also built an electric guitar - see the photo. It's Steampunk inspired (supposed to be).
    Umorella Umorella 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 31

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    Dinah Washington was my first jazz singer, and she's still one of my favorites. The bright timbre of her voice, her shaping of vowel sounds with the corners of her mouth, her...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 12 hrs ago

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    I would so love the challenge. I may not be a good leader with men of flesh and blood but with miniature wood/plastic forces, I can be a very deadly commander indeed. No arrogance...
    baseCharlie baseCharlie 18-21, M 10 hrs ago

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    Went to the Blue Note NYC with my mother years ago - it was the summer before I got married. She let me choose our itinerary, and I chose jazz and big band all the way! We saw...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I love it. Yesterday I played some jazz music, with rainy sounds at bedtime, while it was pouring cats and dogs. It was soo relaxing. I dozed off so quickly with a smile on my face...
    Deseraye1 Deseraye1 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Jazz at Massey Hall recorded May 15, 1953 in Toronto. It's one of the best hours of jazz I've ever heard.
    sailor764 sailor764 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I've come to find it's my favorite genre. There's just something about it. I'm not sure. It's so very beautiful and smooth and I even love the way the older singers pronounce their...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

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    "Soft Melody"I love the sound of the flute, so soothing and seemingly ethereal. I've been playing the flute for over a year now and I enjoy every minute of it.This song by the...
    SweetRhapsody SweetRhapsody 36-40, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Has any one played the fountain of immorality map for minecraft? Or Funland those are fun maps to play.
    TheCrazyBunny TheCrazyBunny 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    My grandfather was a jazz pianist - I feel like those piano keys are my birthright.
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F Mar 31

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    I highly recommend the Hidden Beach Unwrapped series of albums - it's a studio collective of players who perform hip-hop tunes as jazz, with open sections for solos and super-deep...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    So for state competition this year, we're playing, i remember clifford, the heat's on, and decoupage
    Datjazz97 Datjazz97 18-21, M Mar 31

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    I was watching Frasier today and I never get tired of hearing that wonderful song "Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs". So jazzy!
    lilyraze lilyraze 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    In a cold night, sipping coffee while enjoying the beautiful sound of the music playing summertime
    0silence0 0silence0 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Jazz is in my soul and I adore it
    EnglishEmpress EnglishEmpress 41-45, F 21 hrs ago

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    I play video games and my favourite developers are Rockstar Games and 2K Games. No, I'm not a geek. I exercise and workout daily.
    AReallyNiceGuy AReallyNiceGuy 13-15, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Just now I love playing and singing 'the scientist' by Coldplay! And also riptide by Vance joy :)
    KT98 KT98 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    Does anyone else know how to play "Crazy On You" by Heart? There is a video of Nancy Wilson playing/teaching it on YouTube.
    guitarist410 guitarist410 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    I had my big brother teaching me for a while before he left to go the camps for work. I really did love playing the guitar, however I soon realized how frustrating it is when you...
    LittleListener LittleListener 13-15, F Mar 29

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    bieng the best basketball player of my place i dont have any girlfriend where as my team mates whom im teaching to learn have girlfriend why me only?
    jaklovesall jaklovesall 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I'm looking to find myself again is it ok that I go places by myself for example bars, movies, restaurants?
    BrittTHart BrittTHart 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    ( Short story: Prologue) My last hope Everything stops. Times stands still. There he lies on the cold ground. Here I’m standing just staring down as death whispers on the end...
    TweDee TweDee 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    THIS IS TO MY STUDENTS. I cannot really say this to them directly, so I will just let it all out here. I'm just so sick and tired of their immaturity. *** What the hell are you...
    girlon3rdfloorsuite9 girlon3rdfloorsuite9 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I feel like everything in my life is a complete contradiction right now. Like - I'm attracted to guys who are 'badass' yet - I'm married to the biggest pansy ..... I'm pretty sure...
    teach82 teach82 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    It was thrown in my face today and i couldnt help but blame myself for having shared it in the first place. Im only human. I did not think this friend of mine would do this to me...
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    I may be somewhat young, but memories of playing outside will stick with me forever. My backyard was awesome! It was big enough for us to set up volleyball, baseball, football, or...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    My turn . I was tagged by Sirlaughalots last week ( Thanks for that ..lol). I have played before , so here are some new ones. 5 Thinks About Me.... 1) I have kept every concert...
    happinesswinsxx happinesswinsxx 41-45, F 11 Responses Mar 18

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    I play soccer. I play every day of my life, literally. Im on a club team in SoCal, and they are one of the highest ranked teams. But i am not what i used to be. A year a go...
    maleyhiller maleyhiller 16-17, F Mar 26

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    Tagged Again...... Thank you dear friend WindSylph. (I think) Oh what the heck, I have no secrets :) (well not anymore!) 1... My only interest in my life when I was young and...
    PhoenixM4 PhoenixM4 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I absolutely love~ it!!! It makes duch a beautiful noise <3 I started out playing in school and slowly learned from there. We had projects and stuff when we had to play certain...
    Awakened92 Awakened92 13-15, F Apr 10

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    My Grandfather's Chair During the Civil Rights Movement, my siblings and I had few opportunities to experience Roosevelt Leon Walker, Jr., my father. As a young child, I settled...
    PreacherFoReal PreacherFoReal 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It's been over half a year since I cut myself for the first time. I got home from school and had been stressed and as they say "when it rains, it's pouring". I got inside my...
    iSabishii iSabishii 18-21, F Mar 24

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    When i was 7 my mom Convinces me to take a piano lesson i was convinced when i was 8 i stopped my mom had a little electric piano so i tried playing on it i have a musical ear so i...
    Nari99 Nari99 13-15, F Apr 1

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    Actually quite a few. Growing up near a city with a massive music scene it was kind of inevitable I guess. I grew up playing in them, but when I was younger they never lasted too...
    Grant0306 Grant0306 18-21, M Apr 2

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    Playing hockey - last weekend I was playing hockey with my club when I suddenly felt the urge to p'op. I was keeper and had all my pads on so I couldn't just quickly go into the...
    Og6163 Og6163 18-21 Mar 27

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    Ad Infinitum It would be nice if my playlist would continue ad infinitum as music always has been, and always will be, a major factor in my life. It's a rarity for me to watch...
    DoctorBastardo DoctorBastardo 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    So, it has been a while since I've found myself on here. I was doing really well after coming back from a holiday in Egypt. Surprisingly, my boyfriend and I lost weight (as the...
    Mel999 Mel999 18-21 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I felt like **** today. Headache, cramps, back pain. Gained weight and so I feel crappy and bloated an yucky. Phone calls to the church so annoying, the people overall annoying. I...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F 14 hrs ago

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    When I was twelve my mother refused to pay for music lessons. So I saved up enough to buy a keyboard. It was $400 and it was my prize. I couldn't afford lessons but I could buy...
    Osiris45 Osiris45 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    I go crazy with sad songs and play them on repeat day in day out :( .. Started with the smiths , then joy division , the sad Elvis songs , skeeter Davis, uhh anything you can think...
    Anthony892 Anthony892 22-25 1 Response Mar 20

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    I like to film myself pooing and rubbing it all over myself. I would love for a guy to open his mouth and eat straight from me or f*** me while i pooo. I also love to take...
    poogurl poogurl 22-25, F 19 Responses Mar 21

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    Hey. This is my first story on EP, so I'd like to tell about myself. Ok, so, who am I? Here, just call me samoralsophy. I believe in God and consider myself a Christian, but I do...
    samoralsophy samoralsophy 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    Some new things. Before, I had mentioned in one of my earlier experiences about my lady friend possibly being pregnant. I'm a father to a beautiful little girl. Whom now is 4...
    SociallyAwkward1982 SociallyAwkward1982 31-35, M Mar 27

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