Jazz Theory and Practice

Lanw /Hellmar - Book and Interactive software for Macintosh

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This is a 237 page book and interactive software for Mac.

Jazz Theory and Practice sets a new standard as the most modern introduction to jazz theory ever published. Rich with examples from the repertoire, Jazz Theory and Practice gives performers, arrangers and composers an in-depth and practical knowledge of the theoretical foundations of jazz. Lawn and Hellmer begin with a review of traditional music theory, then translate it into jazz theory with exceptional thoroughness, accuracy and clarity. Carefully sequenced and vividly written, Jazz Theory and Practice includes:
> This is a 237 page book and interactive software for Mac.

Jazz Theory and Practice sets a new standard as the most modern introduction to jazz theory ever published. Rich with examples from the repertoire, Jazz Theory and Practice gives performers, arrangers and composers an in-depth and practical knowledge of the theoretical foundations of jazz. Lawn and Hellmer begin with a review of traditional music theory, then translate it into jazz theory with exceptional thoroughness, accuracy and clarity. Carefully sequenced and vividly written, Jazz Theory and Practice includes:

  • Analysis of transcribed solos and compositions from the jazz repertoire

  • Discussion of harmonic embellishment and substitution

  • Analysis of common forms and chord progressions, including chapters on blues and rhythm changes

  • Practical coverage of improvisational techniques

  • A study of chromatic harmony

  • Discussion of contemporary compositional techniques

  • Systematic examination of scales and hybrid modes, and their practical applications

  • A chapter on developing basic jazz keyboard skills

  • Ear-training and sight-singing exercises

  • Highlights of contributions by past and present jazz greats

  • A superb discography incorporated into the chapters on modal forms. blues, rhythm and contemporary techniques

  • Suggested tie-ins to Jamey Aebersold's play-along rhythm section recordings

  • A bibliography of preferred texts on jazz arranging, composing, keyboard, improvisation and theory

    Interactive software CD)(Macintosh only) provides supplemental exercises for ear- training and sight-singing practice, as well as tutorials that correspond to topics and examples in the text (requires MIDI or OuickTime{} Filled with many drill and improvisation exercises, Jazz Theory and Practice ensures that readers of music build a working knowledge of theory and put it into skillful practice.