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Essentials of Jazz Theory Book 1 Includes accompaniment CD


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Our Description

Alfred's Essentials of Jazz Theory is designed for jazz enthusiasts and musicians who want to have a better understanding of the language of jazz...... With this book, you will: learn the essentials of jazz music through concise lessons; practice your jazz music reading and writing skills in the exercises; improve your listening and ear training skills with the CDs; and test your knowledge with a review that completes each unit. You are encouraged to play and/ or sing the musical examples throughout, at first along with the enclosed recording, and then on your own.

Difficulty guide: 5-7
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  • Basic Elements (Melody, Harmony, Rhythm, Texture, Form)
  • Swing Feel, Swing Eighth Notes, Swing Groove
  • Syncopation, Bebop Style, Lick, Line & Melodic Soloing
  • Major Triad, Major Scale, Consonance
  • Major Seventh Chords, Chord Changes
  • Tonic Function, Scalar Melody, Passing and Neighboring Tones
  • Dissonant 4th and Resolution
  • Subdominant Major Seventh Chords
  • Voice Leading for Tonic & Subdominant Major Seventh Chords
  • Modes, Lydian Scale
  • Hierachy of 3rd and 7th
  • Major 9th Chords, Major 6/9 Chords, Major Pentatonic Scale
  • Grace Notes, Scoops & Turns
  • Dominant 7th and 9th Chords, Dominant Function
  • Resolution of V7 Chords, Tendency Tones and Tritone
  • Vy-Ima7 Common Tones and Voice Leading
  • Dominant Scale (Mixolydian), Bebop Dominant Scale
  • 'Bluesy' Dominant Chords, Blue Notes, 12-Bar Blues Progression, Blues Scale
  • Glossary & Index of Terms & Symbols

Item Details

Category: Jazz Flute Study Books
Publisher: Alfred
Publisher's reference: 20806
Our Stock Code: 927031
Media Type: Paperback; includes accompaniment CD