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Mark Levine - Jazz Theory.pdf
he Jazz Theory Book is the definitive college level jazz theory textbook from the author of The Jazz Piano Book. According to Mark Levine:
"A great jazz solo consists of 1% magic and 99% stuff that is explainable, analysable, categorisable and doable. This book is mostly about the 99% stuff."
The book takes you from basic concepts such as chord construction and the II-V-I progression through scale theory, the blues, 'I've Got Rhythm' changes, slash chords, bebop and pentatonic scales, how to read a lead sheet and memorize tunes plus a study of reharmonization that's is practically a book in itself. A real best seller that deserves a place on every musicians' and teachers' bookshelf.
Part One - Theory of Chords and Scales
Basic Theory, Major Scale and the II-V-I Progression; Chord/Scale Theory (Major, Melodic Minor, Diminished and Whole-Tone Scale Harmony); How to Practice Scales; Slash Chords
Part Two - Improvisation - Playing the Changes
From Scales to Music; The Bebop Scales; Playing 'Outside'; Pentatonic Scales; The Blues; Rhythm Changes; Practice, Practice, Practice
Part Three - Reharmonization
Basic Reharmonization; Advanced Reharmonization; Coltrane Changes; Three Reharmonizations (Spring is Here x 2, Body and Soul)
Part Four - The Tunes
Song Form and Composition; Reading a Lead Sheet; Memorizing a Tune; Heads; Repetoire
Part Five - The Rest of It
Salsa and Latin Jazz; Loose Ends; Listen; Index