Once you know the basics
of playing guitar, it's relatively easy to play music from various
genres. Most players start in one genre but in time may move on to
Consider Bach as a good
example since he composed classical music the traditional way, but
later started improvising and created something totally unique that
audiences have appreciated for hundreds of years.
Playing jazz guitar is
similar in that it can be improvised and/or combined with other
musical genres. By listening to the notes and a little practice,
people who hear it will simply love it.
This can also
happen when playing the guitar. You may start out learning a certain
song the way is it normally played, however, when you understands
the rhythm you can determine where slight changes can be made, how
it can be refined and/or turned into a jazz rendition.
Jazz music is made up of 4
beats to a measure. This is called syncopation which is very
different from classical music, which is made up of half beats. By
learning how to play each of these notes and with a lot of practice,
you'll can get used to the rhythm.
Jazz guitars are different
from traditional guitars because the wood used is a lighter material
and the strings are set much lower, making it faster to play. For
you to play like other guitarists, it's advisable to buy the right
guitar for the part.
Another way of learning how
to play jazz is by listening to some of the great jazz musicians,
including Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong and David
By purchasing their music
and listening to how they play and sing, you'll get into the rhythm
and be playing like an expert jazz musician.
Since jazz music is quite
different than most others, practicing the various notes will help.
You can start with a C note. This should be done repeatedly while
the left hand is moving on the chromatic scale. For a better feel, E
flat can be added until one has reached the blue scale.
Learning how to play jazz
music take time and practice. What's important to success is being
able to hear each part of the song.
If you're serious about
switching genre's, then devote a lot of time and