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The Jazz harmony book : a course in adding chords to melodies / by David Berkman.

Berkman, David. (Author). Sher Music Co. (Publisher).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

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Stan Getz Library MT6.B47 2013 37684001095919 Library Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1883217792
  • ISBN: 9781883217792
  • Physical Description: vi, 206 pages ; 28 cm + 2 compact discs (Digital Audio)
  • Publisher: Petaluma, CA : Sher Music Co., [2013]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Part 1. The Harmonic Universe of Key -- Chapter 1: The First Circle: I, IV, V7 Chords -- Chapter 2: The Second Circle: Diatonic Seventh Chord Substitutes for I, IV and V7 -- Chapter 3: The Third Circle: Secondary Dominant Seventh and Related ii Minor7 chords -- Chapter 4: Understanding the Geography of Standard Tunes: Jazz Cadences and Turnarounds -- Chapter 5: The Fourth Circle: Passing Chords -- Chapter 6: The Fifth Circle: Modal Interchange Chords -- Chapter 7: The Last Circle: Tritone Substitutes -- Chapter 8: The Harmony of Minor Tunes -- Chapter 9: another Approach to Jazz Harmony Using Diminished Chords -- Chapter 10: Deep Structure, the Right Changes and Re-Harmonization.
Part 2. Beyond the Harmonic Universe: Rules for Non-Function. Chapter 11: Eleven Organizing Principles of Non-functional Chord Progressions -- Chapter 12: Same Root, Different Chord Quality -- Chapter 13: Slash Chords -- Chapter 14: Harmonizing a Bass Line -- Chapter 15: Chords Built in Fourths -- Chapter 16: "Giant Steps" -- Chapter 17: Color Chords -- Chapter 18: Parallel Chords that use Exact Transposition (planing) -- Chapter 19. Pedals -- Chapter 20: Chord Subtraction -- Chapter 21: Unavailable Tensions -- Chapter 22: Incomplete Chords -- Chapter 23: Conclusions -- Appendix A: Tips for Composers -- Appendix B: Piano Basics.
Summary, etc.:
This book teaches the ideas behind adding chords to melodies. It begins with basic chords and progressions, and moves to more complex ideas. With an introduction and two appendices. Two CDs of additional material.
Subject: Music theory.
Jazz > Study and teaching.
Harmonics (Music)
Chords (Music)
Genre: Jazz.
Instructional and educational works.

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