Jazz Theory Handbook (Book + Online Audio)
97845M
Jazz Theory Handbook is a complete guide to all the essential topics of jazz theory, suitable for all treble instruments. Its approach is clear and concise, realistic and practical. This book will help you to understand how contemporary jazz players think, and to apply theory concepts in your own playing. Subjects are introduced progressively, with each new one based on those introduced before. Topics include chord building, harmonic movement, modes, II-V-I licks, polychords, blues, rhythm changes, how to ...more
Product Number:
97845M
Format:
Book + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Pages:
136
Binding:
Squareback Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-9030-5
ISBN13:
978-07866-9030-5
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
8/17/2015
Jazz Theory Handbook is a complete guide to all the essential topics of jazz theory, suitable for all treble instruments. Its approach is clear and concise, realistic and practical. This book will help you to understand how contemporary jazz players think, and to apply theory concepts in your own playing. Subjects are introduced progressively, with each new one based on those introduced before. Topics include chord building, harmonic movement, modes, II-V-I licks, polychords, blues, rhythm changes, how to learn tunes, practice techniques, playing outside, and more. All of the book's musical examples are performed on the accompanying audio, along with sample solos and 3 play-along tracks with a great rhythm section. Jazz Theory Handbook is designed for both self- study and classroom use. Audio download available online.
Jazz Theory Handbook

Introduction 6
Chapter 1 - Intervals and Scales 7
1. Half steps and whole steps 7 1
2. Major scales 8 1
3. Circle of fifths 9
4. Intervals-how they are named 10 1
5. Hearing intervals 12 2
6. Minor scales 13 3
7. Other scales you should know 16 4
8. Transposing 17 4
9. Exercises 18
Chapter 2 - Chord Building 19
1. Triads 19 5
2. Seventh chord vocabulary 20 5
3. Seventh chords in major; Roman numeral notation 22 6
4. Seventh chords in minor 23
5. Extensions and "avoid" notes 24 6
6. Polychords/upper structures 25 7
7. Exercises 26
Chapter 3 - Chord Movement:
Harmonic Cliches 27
1. V to I 27 8
2. Circle of dominants 29 8
3. IlVI 30 9
4. Circle of fifths within a key 32 9
5. Deceptive cadences 33 10
6. Common tones 34 10
7. Secondary dominant 35 11
8. Substitute dominant 36 11
9. Pivot chords 38 12
10. IV m and 􀁌 Vlldom, modal interchange 39 12
11. Turnarounds, tags, vamps 40 13
12. Exercises 42
Chapter 4 - Modes and Chord Scales 43
1. Scale tones as chord extensions 43 14
2. Modes of major 44 14
3. Modes of major, continued 48
4. Modes of melodic minor 48 15
5. Whole tone and diminished scales 52 16
6. Bebop scales 54 17
7. Pentatonic scales 55 17
8. Exercises 56
Chapter 5 - Blues 57
1. Blue notes and the blues scale 57 18
2. Basic blues progression 58 18
3. Dominant I and IV 60 19
4. Variable third 61 19
5. Bebop blues 62 20
6. Minor blues 63 20
7. "Bird blues" and other variations 64 20
8. Sample solo 64 21
Play-along track-Blues in F 22
9. Exercises 66
Chapter 6 - Rhythm Changes 67
I. Chord chart and analysis 67 23
2. Improvising on Rhythm changes 70 24
3. Variations on the progression 71 24
4. Sample solo 72 25
Play-along track-Rhythm changes in B􀁈 26
5. Exercises 74
Chapter 7 - Approaches to Improvising 75
1. Beyond theory 75 27
2. "Outside" playing 77 27
3. About "originality" 78
4. Exercises 78
Chapter 8 - Learning Tunes 79
1. Suggestions for learning tunes 79
2. Tips on analyzing harmony 80
3. Form 81
4. Interpreting lead sheets 82
5. Memorizing tunes 83
6. Exercises 86
Chapter 9 - Sample Analysis:
"After You've Gone" 87
1. Lead sheet and analysis 87 28
2. About this tune 90
3. Lyrics 91
4. Bar-by-bar comments 92
5. Sample solo 99 29
Play-along track-"After You've Gone" in C 30
6. Exercises 102
Chapter 10 - Suggestions for Further Study 103
1. Listen, practice, analyze, perform 103
2. Practice routines 105
3. Exercises for basic technique 106 31
Appendix A - II V I licks 111 32
Appendix B - The logic behind the
chord scale system 115
Appendix C - Solos for B􀀨 and E􀀨 instruments;
chord charts for play-along tracks 119
Appendix D - Selected bibliography 134
 
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