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The Jazz Theory Book by Mark Levine

The Jazz Theory Book by Mark Levine

The Jazz Theory Book by Mark Levine
Sher Music | 1995 | ISBN 1883217040 | 522 pages | PDF | 112 Mb

According to Mark Levine, a great jazz solo consists of
  • 1% magic
  • 99% stuff that is explainable, analysable, categorisable, and doable
This book is mostly about the 99% stuff.

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, 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

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