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Alfred's essentials of jazz theory : complete : lessons, ear training, workbook

Author: Shelly Berg
Publisher: Van Nuys, CA : Alfred Publ., 2005.
Edition/Format:   Musical score : CD audio : English
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Document Type: Musical Score
Music Type: Jazz; Studies & exercises, etudes
All Authors / Contributors: Shelly Berg
ISBN: 0739030914 9780739030912
OCLC Number: 64568755
Notes: Compact discs have recorded examples for ear training; book includes workbook exercises and teacher's answer key.
"To navigate this jazz theory course, you should be versed in basic music theory concerpts, such as those taught in books 1 and 2 of Alfred's essentials of music theory."--Foreword.
Pub. no.: 20812 (book); 20807, 20809, 20811 (discs 1-3).
Credits: Recorded and mixed by Talley Sherwood ; engineers, Rocky Grisez, Brian Friedman.
Performer(s): Performers on CDs: Michael Stever, Peter DeSiena, trumpet ; Nolan "Scott" Jeppeson, Robby Marshall, tenor saxophone ; Shelly Berg, piano ; Erik Kertes, Gabriel Noel, Harish Raghavan, bass ; Matthew Slocum, drums.
Event notes: Recorded at the Blue Room and Private Island Trax, Hollywood, California.
Description: 3 volumes in 1 (120 pages) : illustrations ; 31 cm + 3 audio discs (digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Book 1. Basic elements (melody, harmony, rhythm, texture, form) ; Swing feel & swing eighth notes ; Swing groove ; Jazz melody & improvisation--syncopation, bebop style ; Jazz melody & improvisation--lick, line and melodic soloing ; Major triad, major scale, consonance ; Major seventh chords, chord changes ; Tonic function, scalar melody, passing & neighboring tones ; Dissonant 4th and resolution ; Subdominant major seventh chords ; Voice leading tonic & subdominant major seventh chords ; Modes, Lydian scale ; Hierarchy of 3rds and 7ths ; Major 9th chords ; Major 6/9 chords ; Major pentatonic scale ; Jazz language--grace notes, scoops & turns ; Dominant 7th and 9th chords ; Dominant function ; Resolution of V⁷ chords, tendency tones and tritone ; V⁷-IMaj⁷ common tones and voice leading ; Dominant scale (Mixolydian), bebop dominant scale ; "Bluesy" dominant chords ; Blue notes ; 12-bar blues progression, blues scale --
Book 2. Counterpoint--bass and melody ; Walking bass lines ; Walking bass lines in the circle of fifths, two-note voicings ; Comping & comp rhythms, voice leading ; Brazilian bass lines & comping patterns ; Minor 7th and 9th chords & inversions ; Supertonic function--iimi⁷ and iimi⁹ chords ; Resolution of iim⁷ to V⁷ ; The ii-V-I turnaround progression ; Jazz language--combined scale/arpeggio & "the ii-V lick" ; Jazz language--triplet arpeggio & "the bebop dominant lick" --
Dominant 13th chords & ii-V-I voicings ; Passing minor major 7th chord & progression ; Tonicisation of the IV chord ; The ii-V turnaround to IV ; Melody for the turnaround to IV ; II dominant seventh chords ; II⁹ chords, Lydian dominant scale, I augmented chord extension ; Diminished 7th chords & diminished scales ; The vii diminished 7th chord, #iv diminished 7th chord, diminished 7th melody ; The turnback progression & the VI⁷ chord ; AABA standard song form--"Take the A train" progression ; Jazz language--chromatic leading & passing tones, bebop scales ; Jazz language--auxiliary "enclosure" tones ; The jazz blues progression, finding the chromatics --
Book 3. Jazz language--melodic soloing & melodic sequence ; Afro-Cuban jazz: clave & tumbau ; Afro-Cuban jazz: Cascara & Montuno ; Drop-two voicings ; Minor 11th chords & sus. chords ; Minor tonic chord, jazz minor scale ; Minor ii-V turnaround, half-diminished chord & V⁷(♭⁹) chord ; Resolutions and voice leading ; Jazz language--scales for the half-diminished chord ; Jazz language--harmonic-minor scale & lick for V⁷(♭⁹) ; Turnaround to iv in minor keys ; Minor turnback, VI⁷-V⁷(♭⁹)-i cadence ; Blues scale in minor keys, minor pentatonic & pentatonic/blues scales ; Turnarounds to III, VI and VII in minor keys ; Minor 12-bar blues progression ; Minor turnarounds in major keys--to ii and vi ; Minor turnaround in major keys--to iii, deceptive cadence (backdoor cadence) ; Altered Dominant chords ; Jazz language--diminished scale for dominant chords & altered dominant cell ; Jazz language--altered dominant lick and scale ; Step-down progression ; IV-I (plagal) progressions, backdoor progressions ; I-VI progressions ; ABAC standard song form ; Slash chords.
Other Titles: Essentials of jazz theory, complete
Responsibility: Shelton G. Berg.

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