Jazz Theory Resources. Volume 2. Series: Jazz Book. Publisher: Houston Publishing, Inc. Composer: Bert Ligon. Jazz Theory Resources is a jazz theory text in. I am thinking about getting a theory book. I already have Mark Levine’s The Jazz Theory book I want to have one more jazz theory book and I. vii INTRODUCTION I. REVIEW of BASIC THEORY MATERIALS 1 Chromatic Scale 2 Intervals and Inversions 3 Major Scale Construction 4 Minor Scale.

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How can you think like that at bpm? Please know that Wikipedia is especially bad for music theory topics. I find it too I can’t actually help answer questions, but I can give you links to other times this question has been asked; maybe something useful is there, maybe nothing is useful The Jazz Theory book by Mark Levine is a very well written, and easy to read, with lots of visual examples. He also has a jazz piano book that’s top notch.

Jazzology hheory a good alternative, a bit of a lighter read but still covers everything. Along the same lines, don’t just tell someone to Google the answer. I don’t like the coursers thing.

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It’s important that we get such posts taken down ASAP, thsory in addition to reporting, please message the mods if you see someone breaking Rule 2. No memes, image macros, rage comics, Facebook screenshots, or other similar low-content material. Includes hundreds of examples and exercises”. Mark Levine’s book is the best resource out there.


Hi, I’m just wondering which book out of “Jazz Theory Resources” and “Comprehensive Technique for Jazz Musicians” is more aimed at ligkn subject of improvisation. New Topics – Multiple Forums. I recommend them all, including those of Mark Levine.

I can easily say the same thing about theory- I also didn’t understand a lot about chords and voice leading until i learned it on piano as well. I would thheory to self learn jazz and am looking for a recommendation on the berh way to go about doing It. Help keep the forums up and running with a donationany amount is appreciated!

His third book, “Comprehensive Technique for Jazz Musicians”, is more of an exercise book. Jazzology is a good alternative, a bit of a lighter read but still covers everything Bert Ligon has two other books, Connecting Chords With Linear Harmony and Comprehensive Technique for Jazz Ber.

Want to add to the discussion? Mechanical and computed, and not musical and artistic enough. I haven’t got berrt clue where to start for improvisation, but assume you should start on phrases over s. Another book, “Connecting Chords With Linear Harmony”, is, perhaps, more of what you are looking for. Learn standards, use a fake book to help you with it but try to learn it by ear first.


Some have considered it especially useful for arrangers. It seems kind of overcomplicated to me. Great resource for basic charts, play-alongs, and ear training as it makes you learn the Heads by war.

This book is focused on outlines. I would give those a look as well. I found the outlines became really useful when I figured out how to extend their length to double so they last for a full measure of eight notes instead of just two beats when in eighth notes as shown thoughout most of his book.

Subscribe Piano World PianoSupplies. Its theoy is “A Study of three basic outlines used in jazz improvisation and composition, based on a study of hundreds of examples from great jazz artists.

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Ear training apps and websites here! Bert Ligon’s two volume set, “Jazz Theory Resources”, is a recommended purchase.

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Disagreements and discussion are great, but hostility, insults, and so on aren’t. Good resource for learning jazz theory? Think of it as a Hanon for your instrument. Be civil and constructive.