Beginner jazz singer tips needed!
September 23, 2011 6:10 AM Subscribe
Any songs/tips for a non-jazz singer performing at a jazz jam session?
posted by letsgomendel to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've a background in singing rock/folk song and don't have too many troubles singing these kind of songs if they're in my range (baritone/tenor), but I want to sing a jazz song - and well. I'm not too nervous about the singing, but I'd like to get it right.
The context is a jazz jam-session with proper musicians, and me not having done this kind of thing before.
Firstly: Any beginner jazz songs you'd recommend that most of the players will know?
Secondly: If I find a song, how do I determine what key I should sing it in.
Thirdly: How do I know when to begin singing when the players start playing?
Any more tips would be well received!