i have a book that supposedly covers the entire jazz theroy, buut im wondering is it realy worth it to memorize every ii-v-i combo of every chord, and do everything until i get to the melody just so i can learn how to solo?
oor is there some free vids online that will help me learn faster?
I'm a newbie and so only just saw your post. Have you looked at the ragtime lessons/demos by Dick Hyman on YouTube ? He is a master and I found his tutorials very helpful. He goes all the way from the 'professors' to Art Tatum.