Jazz Theory: From Basic to Advanced Study

Jazz Theory: From Basic to Advanced Study

By: Dariusz Terefenko (author)Paperback

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Jazz Theory: From Basic to Advanced Study is a comprehensive textbook ideal for Jazz Theory courses or as a self-study guide for amateur and professional musicians. Written with the goal of bridging theory and practice, it provides a strong theoretical foundation beginning with music fundamentals through post-tonal theory, while integrating ear training, keyboard skills, and improvisation. It includes a DVD with 46 Play Along audio tracks and a companion website, which hosts the workbook, ear training exercises, and audio tracks of the musical examples featured in the book.

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Dariusz Terefenko is Associate Professor of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media at the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester.


Part 1: Basics 1. Music Fundamentals 2. Jazz Rhythm 3. Harmonic Function 4. Four-Part Chords 5. Five-Part Chords 6. The II-V-I Progression 7. Modes 8. Chord-Scale Theory 9. The Blues 10. Improvisation Part 2: Intermediate 11. Jazz Lead Sheets 12.Keyboard Textures 13. Idiomatic Jazz Progressions 14. Voicings 15. Bebop 16. Octatonic Scales 17. Bebop Blues 18. "Confirmation" 19. "Moose the Mooche" Part 3: Advanced 20. Pentatonics and Hexatonics 21. Phrase Models 22. The AABA Song Form 23. The ABAC Song Form 24. Extended And Unusual Song Forms 25. Jazz Reharmonization 26. "Line Up" 27. Post-Tonal Jazz

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/04/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780415537612
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 490
  • ID: 9780415537612
  • weight: 1156
  • ISBN10: 0415537614

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