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Alfred's essentials of jazz theory. Teacher's answer key : lessons, ear training, workbook / Shelton G. Berg.

Berg, Shelly (Author). Stever, Michael (Performer). DeSiena, Pete. (Performer). Jeppeson, Nolan (Performer). Raghavan, Harish (Performer). Marshall, Robby (Performer). Kertes, Erik (Performer). Noel, Gabe (Added Author). Slocum, Matt, drummer (Performer).

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

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780739042632
  • ISBN: 0739042637
  • Physical Description: 120 p. : ill., music ; 31 cm.
  • Publisher: Van Nuys, Calif. : Alfred Pub Co, 2006.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Book includes teacher's answer key; discs contain recorded examples for ear training.
Formatted Contents Note:
Book 1. Basic elements (melody, harmony, rhythm, texture, form) -- Swing feel & swing eighth notes -- Swing groove -- Jazz melody & improvisation--syncopation, bebop style -- Jazz melody & improvisation--lick, line and melodic soloing -- Major triad, major scale, consonance -- Major seventh chords, chord changes -- Tonic function, scalar melody, passing & neighboring tones -- Dissonant 4th and resolution -- Subdominant major seventh chords -- Voice leading tonic & subdominant major seventh chords -- Modes, Lydian scale -- Hierarchy of 3rds and 7ths -- Major 9th chords -- Major 6/9 chords -- Major pentatonic scale -- Jazz language--grace notes, scoops & turns -- Dominant 7th and 9th chords -- Dominant function -- Resolution of V⁷ chords, tendency tones and tritone -- V⁷-IMaj⁷ common tones and voice leading -- Dominant scale (Mixolydian), bebop dominant scale -- "Bluesy" dominant chords -- Blue notes -- 12-bar blues progression, blues scale.
Book 2. Counterpoint--bass and melody -- Walking bass lines -- Walking bass lines in the circle of fifths, two-note voicings -- Comping & comp rhythms, voice leading -- Brazilian bass lines & comping patterns -- Minor 7th and 9th chords & inversions -- Supertonic function--iimi⁷ and iimi⁹ chords -- Resolution of iim⁷ to V⁷ -- The ii-V-I turnaround progression -- Jazz language--combined scale/arpeggio & "the ii-V lick" -- Jazz language--triplet arpeggio & "the bebop dominant lick" -- Dominant 13th chords & ii-V-I voicings -- Passing minor major 7th chord & progression -- Tonicisation of the IV chord -- The ii-V turnaround to IV -- Melody for the turnaround to IV -- II dominant seventh chords -- II⁹ chords, Lydian dominant scale, I augmented chord extension -- Diminished 7th chords & diminished scales -- The vii diminished 7th chord, #iv diminished 7th chord, diminished 7th melody -- The turnback progression & the VI⁷ chord -- AABA standard song form--"Take the A train" progression -- Jazz language--chromatic leading & passing tones, bebop scales -- Jazz language--auxiliary "enclosure" tones -- The jazz blues progression, finding the chromatics.
Book 3. Jazz language--melodic soloing & melodic sequence -- Afro-Cuban jazz: clave & tumbau -- Afro-Cuban jazz: Cascara & Montuno -- Drop-two voicings -- Minor 11th chords & sus. chords -- Minor tonic chord, jazz minor scale -- Minor ii-V turnaround, half-diminished chord & V⁷(♭⁹) chord -- Resolutions and voice leading -- Jazz language--scales for the half-diminished chord -- Jazz language--harmonic-minor scale & lick for V⁷(♭⁹) -- Turnaround to iv in minor keys -- Minor turnback, VI⁷-V⁷(♭⁹)-i cadence -- Blues scale in minor keys, minor pentatonic & pentatonic/blues scales -- Turnarounds to III, VI and VII in minor keys -- Minor 12-bar blues progression -- Minor turnarounds in major keys--to ii and vi -- Minor turnaround in major keys--to iii, deceptive cadence (backdoor cadence) -- Altered Dominant chords -- Jazz language--diminished scale for dominant chords & altered dominant cell -- Jazz language--altered dominant lick and scale -- Step-down progression -- IV-I (plagal) progressions, backdoor progressions -- I-VI progressions -- ABAC standard song form -- Slash chords.
Participant or Performer Note:
Performers on CDs: Peter DeSiena, Michael Stever, trumpet ; Robby Marshall, Nolan "Scott" Jeppeson, tenor saxophone ; Shelly Berg, piano ; Harish Raghavan, Gabriel Noel, Erik Kertes, bass ; Matthew Slocum, drums.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded at the Blue Room and Private Island Trax, Hollywood, California.
Subject: Jazz > Instruction and study
Music theory
Improvisation (Music)
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24510. ‡aAlfred's essentials of jazz theory. ‡pTeacher's answer key : ‡blessons, ear training, workbook / ‡cShelton G. Berg.
260 . ‡aVan Nuys, Calif. : ‡bAlfred Pub Co, ‡c2006.
300 . ‡a120 p. : ‡bill., music ; ‡c31 cm.
500 . ‡aBook includes teacher's answer key; discs contain recorded examples for ear training.
50500. ‡gBook 1. ‡tBasic elements (melody, harmony, rhythm, texture, form) -- ‡tSwing feel & swing eighth notes -- ‡tSwing groove -- ‡tJazz melody & improvisation--syncopation, bebop style -- ‡tJazz melody & improvisation--lick, line and melodic soloing -- ‡tMajor triad, major scale, consonance -- ‡tMajor seventh chords, chord changes -- ‡tTonic function, scalar melody, passing & neighboring tones -- ‡tDissonant 4th and resolution -- ‡tSubdominant major seventh chords -- ‡tVoice leading tonic & subdominant major seventh chords -- ‡tModes, Lydian scale -- ‡tHierarchy of 3rds and 7ths -- ‡tMajor 9th chords -- ‡tMajor 6/9 chords -- ‡tMajor pentatonic scale -- ‡tJazz language--grace notes, scoops & turns -- ‡tDominant 7th and 9th chords -- ‡tDominant function -- ‡tResolution of V⁷ chords, tendency tones and tritone -- ‡tV⁷-IMaj⁷ common tones and voice leading -- ‡tDominant scale (Mixolydian), bebop dominant scale -- ‡t"Bluesy" dominant chords -- ‡tBlue notes -- ‡t12-bar blues progression, blues scale.
50500. ‡gBook 2. ‡tCounterpoint--bass and melody -- ‡tWalking bass lines -- ‡tWalking bass lines in the circle of fifths, two-note voicings -- ‡tComping & comp rhythms, voice leading -- ‡tBrazilian bass lines & comping patterns -- ‡tMinor 7th and 9th chords & inversions -- ‡tSupertonic function--iimi⁷ and iimi⁹ chords -- ‡tResolution of iim⁷ to V⁷ -- ‡tThe ii-V-I turnaround progression -- ‡tJazz language--combined scale/arpeggio & "the ii-V lick" -- ‡tJazz language--triplet arpeggio & "the bebop dominant lick" -- ‡tDominant 13th chords & ii-V-I voicings -- ‡tPassing minor major 7th chord & progression -- ‡tTonicisation of the IV chord -- ‡tThe ii-V turnaround to IV -- ‡tMelody for the turnaround to IV -- ‡tII dominant seventh chords -- ‡tII⁹ chords, Lydian dominant scale, I augmented chord extension -- ‡tDiminished 7th chords & diminished scales -- ‡tThe vii diminished 7th chord, #iv diminished 7th chord, diminished 7th melody -- ‡tThe turnback progression & the VI⁷ chord -- ‡tAABA standard song form--"Take the A train" progression -- ‡tJazz language--chromatic leading & passing tones, bebop scales -- ‡tJazz language--auxiliary "enclosure" tones -- ‡tThe jazz blues progression, finding the chromatics.
50500. ‡gBook 3. ‡tJazz language--melodic soloing & melodic sequence -- ‡tAfro-Cuban jazz: clave & tumbau -- ‡tAfro-Cuban jazz: Cascara & Montuno -- ‡tDrop-two voicings -- ‡tMinor 11th chords & sus. chords -- ‡tMinor tonic chord, jazz minor scale -- ‡tMinor ii-V turnaround, half-diminished chord & V⁷(♭⁹) chord -- ‡tResolutions and voice leading -- ‡tJazz language--scales for the half-diminished chord -- ‡tJazz language--harmonic-minor scale & lick for V⁷(♭⁹) -- ‡tTurnaround to iv in minor keys -- ‡tMinor turnback, VI⁷-V⁷(♭⁹)-i cadence -- ‡tBlues scale in minor keys, minor pentatonic & pentatonic/blues scales -- ‡tTurnarounds to III, VI and VII in minor keys -- ‡tMinor 12-bar blues progression -- ‡tMinor turnarounds in major keys--to ii and vi -- ‡tMinor turnaround in major keys--to iii, deceptive cadence (backdoor cadence) -- ‡tAltered Dominant chords -- ‡tJazz language--diminished scale for dominant chords & altered dominant cell -- ‡tJazz language--altered dominant lick and scale -- ‡tStep-down progression -- ‡tIV-I (plagal) progressions, backdoor progressions -- ‡tI-VI progressions -- ‡tABAC standard song form -- ‡tSlash chords.
5110 . ‡aPerformers on CDs: Peter DeSiena, Michael Stever, trumpet ; Robby Marshall, Nolan "Scott" Jeppeson, tenor saxophone ; Shelly Berg, piano ; Harish Raghavan, Gabriel Noel, Erik Kertes, bass ; Matthew Slocum, drums.
518 . ‡aRecorded at the Blue Room and Private Island Trax, Hollywood, California.
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