This course covers roughly the first six chapters of “The Jazz Theory Book” by Mark Levine.
- Students should be able to identify modes
- Students should be able to identify and play against ii V and ii V I chord changes
- Students should be able to identify triads and extensions, tritone and other chord substitutions.
- At the conclusion of the course a student should be able to effectively analyze an approach to improvisation over standard jazz tunes.
This link will take you to my full suite of lessons at Udemy.com.
This is a course by a musician for musicians. Included in this course are: reading assignments, printable “handouts”, audio files and lecture videos. Each module contains about one week or more of information.
Below you will see a required and suggested text for this course. I advise you to get both of these texts to get the most out of this course.
Required text: – The Jazz Theory Book by Mark Levine. Sher Music Co.
Additional Text: The Real Book sixth edition
There are other versions of this text in Eb, Bb, Bass Clef.
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