Jazz theory : from basic to advanced study by Dariusz Terefenko

By Dariusz Terefenko

Jazz idea: From easy to complex Study is a accomplished textbook perfect for Jazz conception classes or as a self-study consultant for beginner musicians. Written with the target of bridging idea and perform, it presents a robust theoretical origin starting with track basics via post-tonal concept, whereas integrating ear education, keyboard abilities, and improvisation. It contains a DVD with forty six Play alongside audio tracks and a better half site, which hosts the workbook, ear education workouts, and audio tracks of the musical examples featured within the ebook.

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Similar to C major, the A minor scale uses only the white keys of the keyboard and has no key signature. In addition to the so-called natural version of minor, there are two additional “shades” of minor: harmonic and melodic. 7 with the melodic minor shown in the ascending and descending form. 7 “Shades” of Minor The harmonic form of minor raises of the natural minor. The melodic form of minor raises and of the ascending natural minor scale. The presence of ♯ in the harmonic and melodic versions creates a characteristic half-step motion from ♯ to (), which is analogous to the half step between –() in the major key.

There are 12 possible major scales, one for each white and black note (C major, C♯/D♭ major, D major, D♯/E♭ major, E major, F major, F♯/G♭ major, G major, G♯/A♭ major, A major, A♯/B♭ major, B major). 4 G major and F major KEY SIGNATURES Another method of representing major scales is to use key signatures written to the right of the clef. Since there are 12 distinct major scales, there will be 12 corresponding key signatures. 4 has one sharp, F♯. The key signature places that sharp at the beginning of the staff immediately after the clef.

17–24 SWING The term “swing” has multiple meanings and associations. Sometimes it refers to a specific musical style from the 1930s called Swing. It may also refer to a performance practice tradition or a specific rhythmic attribute attached to the quality of 8th notes. The term swing 8th notes is used to indicate 8th notes that are performed unevenly with an overall rolling (swinging) time feel. Because the exact notation of swing 8th notes is neither possible nor very practical, regular 8th notes will be used with the indication “swing” written in the top left corner of the score to denote swing 8th notes.

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