The Jazz Language: A Theory Text for Jazz Composition and Improvisation: A Theory Text for Jazz Composition and Improvisation

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Alfred Music, 1980 - Music - 60 pages
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This text presents all of the materials commonly used by the jazz musician in a logical order dictated both by complexity and need. The book is not intended to be either an arranging or improvisation text, but a pedagogical reference providing the information musicians need to pursue any activity they wish.
 

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Contents

Introduction
2
MODES OF THE MAJOR SCALE
10
THIRTEENTH CHORDS
18
VOICING AND CONNECTING CHORDS
24
POLYCHORD NOMENCLATURE
30
ADVANCED SUBSTITUTION AND FUNCTION
37
FIVE PART HARMONY
46
DEVELOPING IMPROVISATIONAL SKILLS
53
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