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View Poll Results: Which genre is harder to play?
Rock (Includes sub categories) 3 9.38%
Jazz 20 62.50%
R&B 0 0%
Blues 1 3.13%
Classical 6 18.75%
Pop 0 0%
Country 2 6.25%
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Old 12-31-2008, 01:59 PM   #31 (permalink)
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It's even difficult to sing jazz.

Jazz breaks many rules of music.

And one must know the rules to be able to break them.
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:22 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I agree in that this is a hard question to answer and probably varies from person to person and piece to piece.

I would lean towards Jazz if I had to choose because I personally have a problem with improvisation. Probably lack of imagination.. But on the other hand, I know plenty of people who are just 'naturals' at it, with perfect pitch and everything else. It more than likely depends on how technical the piece is and how adept the player is.

On a side note, in band I noticed that while most people were fine with fast paced staccato marches, they struggled with phrasing in chorales. Hmm...
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:43 AM   #33 (permalink)
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For Drums Jazz, for bass, i dont care about bass, for guitar its country.
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:11 PM   #34 (permalink)
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For Drums Jazz, for bass, i dont care about bass, for guitar its country.
Unless you think about improv for any genre.
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:42 PM   #35 (permalink)
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i have to say this whole idea that 'improvising' makes a style more challenging seems foolish to me.

if you don't know how to improvise then it seems to me that you haven't learned much of anything about what playing music is. playing an instrument and regurgitating songs is just that, mimicry. music requires a personal touch, an ability to reach inside and let something that is uniquely yours come out.
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Old 01-05-2009, 12:30 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I'm not saying improvising is difficult at all.

I know how to improvise on all of the instruments I play.

I actually don't know why I brought up improv...

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Old 01-06-2009, 01:51 AM   #37 (permalink)
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actually it took me 5 years to be able to start improvising. all i could do was repeat tabs. i could slightly alter the phrasing on some lines and play with emphasis but it was still a memory trick.

then again i also didn't really play with anyone else in that time (yay rural canada!). playing with other people definitely helps develop the ability to improv, it was like a breaking a wall when it finally clicked for me, for other people it's how it's always been.

once you get it you can start applying it to any style.
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:40 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Well I have always found jazz to be the hardest. Not only because of the incredibly difficult time signatures, but because so many musicians decide to use the most obscure and pretentious chords that can almost always be done in a simpler and easier way.
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Thanks to the quest for new and exciting music! It's true the jazz chords are just built on the simpler chords, but that makes the music so much more colourful, and even then it's easy to get tired of standard jazz progressions eventually when there aren't new ideas to add on.
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Old 01-17-2009, 03:39 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Out of that list.....Jazz.
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