Over 500 pages of text and over 750 musical examples.
Written in the language of the working jazz musician, this book is easy to read and user-friendly. At the same time, it is the most comprehensive study of jazz harmony and theory ever published.
"The Jazz Theory Book" takes the student from the most basic techniques such as chord construction and the II-V-I progression through scale theory, the blues, "I've Got Rhythm" changes, slash chords, the bebop and pentatonic scales, how to read a lead sheet and memorize tunes and a study of reharmonization that is almost a book in itself. Satisfaction guaranteed or money will be refunded.
Mark Levine has worked with Bobby Hutcherson, Cal Tjader, Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw, and many other jazz greats.
A great jazz solo consists of: 1% magic; 99% stuff that is explainable, analyzable, categorizable, doable. This book is mostly about the 99% stuff.An excellent companion for all jazz musicians, covering chord and scale theory, improvisation, reharmonization and much more...
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