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Offline loumt123

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« on: October 11, 2005, 06:34:43 PM »
[:D] I'd enjoy one specifically for jazz
 

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Offline David Tomkins

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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2005, 01:55:17 AM »
hunt out a Jazz Fly that they used to make.  that used to be the one i wanted until the mojo flames came out.
2005 Green Quilted Maple Custom Mojo signed by Steve Vai, 2006 Parker Fly T-Shirt, 2006 Parker Fly Baseball Cap.  A triple-whammy of Parker goodness!!

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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2005, 05:38:08 AM »
Hard to find guitar. [:(].
 

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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2005, 04:41:10 PM »
I don't know, but my Fly Mojo with the SD's sounds especially rich with low-end warmth that sounds fantasic on chord melody tunes and jazz runs. Unless, you are yearning for some type of Parker archtop. What did the former Parker Jazz have that the Fly Mojo doesn't (besides DiMarzio pickups)?
 

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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2005, 05:02:49 PM »
hardtail bridge. I imagine they designed it specifically for jazz
 

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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2005, 05:23:10 PM »
But would that alone be crucial enough for supposedly extra jazz attributes, necessitating the purchase of another Parker?
 

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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2005, 05:57:33 PM »
well when you are considering stepping up from a nitefly it could be haha
 

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Offline Paul Marossy

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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2005, 06:03:39 PM »
You can make the Nitefly Mojo have a fixed bridge by making a little adjustment under the bridge. I think my Nitefly Mojo makes for some pretty good jazz tones. [8D]

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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2005, 06:17:49 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by cmpkllyrslf96

well when you are considering stepping up from a nitefly it could be haha



IC. Well since a new Fly Jazz offering from Parker doesn't seem to be forthcoming, may I suggest to you a GB-10 or GB-200?
 

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« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2005, 07:50:26 PM »
I'm getting really into jazz now..the more technical stuff. It's certainly challenging..prob more so than any shred or blues or anything else ive played..kind of in the same range with more technical classical. I'm having one hell of a time figuring out, constructing, and correctly voicing the chords. I've discovered a few little short hand patterns i guess you could say for some of the more complex jazz chords...a good learning experience. any jazz heads here with some advice for jazz?
 

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« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2005, 08:22:14 PM »
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Originally posted by cmpkllyrslf96

 any jazz heads here with some advice for jazz?



Well I suggested to you that book on Target Tones/Chromatics which I’m assuming you’ve (maybe) equated with linear chromatic exercises a la Michael Angelo Batio landing on sweet spots, but that couldn’t be farther from it. I think you would derive enormous benefit from that book. Don Mock has been an excellent faculty instructor at GIT in Hollywood.

Concerning the chord comping, I suggested you check out Andrew Green’s chopsfactory.com. I haven’t got his book on comping but his two innovative books on Jazz Guitar Technique and Jazz Guitar Structures (which greatly simplify soloing over lot’s of key changes), gives me confidence that his chord comping book should be a real eye opener as well. If possible, and if you’re old enough, take a jazz improv class at a local jr. college.
 

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« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2005, 08:37:44 PM »
oh wow thanks i totally forgot you reccomended those books. I guess it's long lost in the forum somewhere [:I]. I'm going to write it down write now. And I'll consider the local college class...I don't know who has it here in NJ, but i'll certainly look. This summmer I planned on checking out various music college campuses.
 

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« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2005, 09:10:56 PM »
Here's the link to that Target Tone/Chromatic Book:

http://www.guitaraxis.com/ProductDetail.asp?ProdID=793

The other place for 3 great books is www.chopsfactory.com

The Target Tone book is very inexpensive considering how much usable info is in it. I'd really like to know what you think of it.

This a good book on voice leading that will give you a lot of economy-of-motion chord changes for jazz (but as one reviewer notes accurately, this study is memory intensive):

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0634016555/qid=1129169240/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_2/103-0954101-8570269?v=glance&s=books

College jazz improv was an invaluable learning experience for me. I'm sure it will be for you as well.

Good luck
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« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2005, 09:47:47 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by cmpkllyrslf96

 any jazz heads here with some advice for jazz?



learn all 7th chords in all inversions.  this will open up the fretboard and help you with chord construction.
i like my nitefly mojo for jazz too! (though i would like a true fixed bridge)

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Offline Paul Marossy

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« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2005, 09:53:46 AM »
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i like my nitefly mojo for jazz too! (though i would like a true fixed bridge)


Cool! I actually use mine more for fusiony type stuff, but it does clean jazz stuff pretty well, IMO. I've seen Pat Martino with a Parker Fly before (not sure of the model, though) [8D]

EDIT: I wonder how one of those fixed single cutaway models would sound for jazz?


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