Sunday, June 08, 2014

Another great site. Full of useful tools and resources for students of Jazz, as well as many humorous things too. Here's a good one:

How to play Jazz Sax:

First things first. If you're a white guy, you'll need a stupid hat, the more stupid the better and preferably a beret. Sunglasses are optional, but all the really, really good players wear them, especially indoors. You'll also need some gig shirts. Hawaiians are good, but in a pinch anything with a loud floral pattern is acceptable, as are T shirts from various Jazz clubs and festivals. The good thing about the latter is that you can get them by mail order, so you don't have to go to all the trouble of actually seeing live music. And sandals are an absolute must, even in winter.
Once you've assembled the proper attire you can begin practicing....

If your on Twitter, you can also subscribe to their Tweets. Lots of interesting quotes, tips and information tweeted throughout the day. It's probably my favourite read on Twitter.

A Passion for Jazz! History of Jazz music, styles and musicians
featuring photo gallery, timeline, festivals, webcasts,
piano & guitar chords, scales and online lessons.

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