The Jazz Theory Book

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Jan 12, 2011 - Music
8 Reviews
The most highly-acclaimed jazz theory book ever published! Over 500 pages of comprehensive, but easy to understand text covering every aspect of how jazz is constructed---chord construction, II-V-I progressions, scale theory, chord/scale relationships, the blues, reharmonization, and much more. A required text in universities world-wide, translated into five languages, endorsed by Jamey Aebersold, James Moody, Dave Liebman, etc.
  

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User Review  - Colin Masso - Goodreads

This is exactly what it sounds like. Read full review

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User Review  - Morris Nelms - Goodreads

I prefer his book on Jazz Piano. It covers most of the same material and it's more personal, since the piano is his instrument. Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER ONEBasic Theory
CHAPTER TWOThe Major Scale and the IIVI Progression
CHAPTER THREEChordScale Theory
CHAPTER FOURHow To Practice Scales
CHAPTER FIVESlash Chords
PLAYIN THE CHANGES
CHAPTER SIXFrom Scales to Music
CHAPTER SEVENThe Bebop Scales
CHAPTER FOURTEENAdvanced Reharmonization
CHAPTER FIFTEENColtrane Changes
CHAPTER SIXTEENThree Reharmonizations
PART IVTHE TUNES
CHAPTER SEVENTEENSong Form and Composition
CHAPTER EIGHTEENReading a Lead Sheet
CHAPTER NINETEENMemorizing a Tune
CHAPTER TWENTYHeads

CHAPTER EIGHTPlaying Outside
CHAPTER NINEPentatonic Scales
CHAPTER TENThe Blues
CHAPTER ELEVENRhythm Changes
CHAPTER TWELVEPractice Practice Practice
PART IIIREHARMONIZATION
CHAPTER THIRTEENBasic Reharmonization
CHAPTER TWENTYONEThe Repertoire
PART VTHE REST OF IT
CHAPTER TWENTYTWOSalsa and Latin Jazz
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREELoose Ends
CHAPTER TWENTYFOURListen
Index
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Mark Levine has been Stephen Pollan's collaborator for more than eighteen years. Together they have authored numerous books, including the national bestsellers Lifescripts, Live Rich, and Die Broke, and most recently, Second Acts. They have been nominated for three National Magazine Awards.

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