Alfred's Essentials of Jazz Theory: A Complete Self-Study Course for All Musicians
Alfred's Essentials of Jazz Theory is designed for jazz enthusiasts and musicians who want to learn jazz concepts and terminology. To get the most out of this course, it is recommended that you have a good understanding of basic theory, such as the lessons in Books 1-3 of Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory. The book contains lessons with both written and music reading exercises and ear-training and listening are addressed through the included CDs. Each unit is complete with a review section. Playing and/or singing along with each example is encouraged throughout the book. The Self-Study Course includes lessons, a complete answer key to check your work, and three listening and ear-training CDs.
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12-bar blues 3rds and 7ths altered dominant arpeggio beat bebop dominant scale bebop major bebop scales blue notes blues progression blues scale bluesy cadence CD Track chord 3rd chord changes chord symbols chord tones chromatic circle of fifths clave CMA7 CMA9 common tones comping range Compose a melody consonant diatonic diminished scale dominant 7th chord dominant chord dominant lick drop-two voicings Ear Training eighth notes enclosure tone Exercises FMA7 FMA9 harmony I-VI progression iiMi7 iiMi9 IMA7 IMA9 indicate the chord IVMA7 jazz melody jazz musicians Listen Lydian Lydian dominant MA7 chord major 7th major chord major key major scale major seventh chords major triad minor keys minor pentatonic Mixolydian notate pentatonic scale phrase played resolution resolves Review of Lessons rhythm root position scale degrees smooth voice leading sound standard songs step-down progression syncopation tendency tones tonic chord Training for Lessons V7 chord voice leading walking bass write the chord