Get a Real Book, or a Fake Book. Check to see which one has Take Five. I Guarantee that one of those books has it. Or you can get an Aebersold with Take Five in it if you want rhythm section.
Actually I know for a fact that it is in the 6th edition of the Fake Book. Owning that book really is a necessity for any jazz musician.
Re: Take five- trumpet 22:08 on Sunday, August 05, 2007
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I would just grab a recording and learn it from the recording (It's available almost everywhere). I know some people don't play by ear, but with jazz you gotta feel it first, then try to play it. Of course, with sheet music you see the notes right away, and that helps too. Just don't feel like you HAVE to have the sheet music to play it, that is all I am saying. I think people need to "feel" jazz to really do it justice. Every time I see someone asking for sheet music for jazz I cringe. Please forgive me if I sound like I am criticizing, I don't mean to, I am just pressing home a point that every young musician should know in my humble opinion. Jazz comes from the heart first, and then from the instrument, and lastly from a piece of paper with ledger lines and little squiggly marks on it.
Re: Take five- trumpet 14:57 on Thursday, November 01, 2007