The Jazz Piano Book
Author: Mark Levine
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
The most highly acclaimed jazz piano method ever published! Over 300 pages with complete chapters on Intervals and triads, The major modes and II-V-I, 3-note voicings, Sus. and phrygian Chords, Adding notes to 3-note voicings, Tritone substitution, Left-hand voicings, Altering notes in left-hand Stride and Bud Powell voicings, Block chords, Comping ...and much more! Endorsed by Kenny Barron, Down Beat, Jamey Aebersold, etc.
The Jazz Theory Book
Author: Mark Levine
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
The most highly-acclaimed jazz theory book ever published! Over 500 pages of comprehensive, but easy to understand text covering every aspect of how jazz is constructed---chord construction, II-V-I progressions, scale theory, chord/scale relationships, the blues, reharmonization, and much more. A required text in universities world-wide, translated into five languages, endorsed by Jamey Aebersold, James Moody, Dave Liebman, etc.
The most comprehensive book ever written on how to create the 4-note, block-chord approach to jazz piano playing used by masters like McCoy Tyner, Bill Evans, Barry Harris, Cedar Walton, etc. In this book, world-renowned pianist and educator Mark Levine provides a step-by-step, beginning to advanced, masterclass on how to create, practice and extend this most useful appraoch to jazz chord voicings.
The Jazz of Physics
Author: Stephon Alexander
Publisher: Basic Books
More than fifty years ago, John Coltrane drew the twelve musical notes in a circle and connected them by straight lines, forming a five-pointed star. Inspired by Einstein, Coltrane put physics and geometry at the core of his music. Physicist and jazz musician Stephon Alexander follows suit, using jazz to answer physics' most vexing questions about the past and future of the universe. Following the great minds that first drew the links between music and physics-a list including Pythagoras, Kepler, Newton, Einstein, and Rakim-The Jazz of Physics reveals that the ancient poetic idea of the Music of the Spheres," taken seriously, clarifies confounding issues in physics. The Jazz of Physics will fascinate and inspire anyone interested in the mysteries of our universe, music, and life itself.
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.
Author: Jeff Brent, Schell Barkley
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
(Jazz Instruction). Primarily a music theory reference, Modalogy presents a unique perspective on the origins, interlocking aspects, and usage of the most common scales and modes in occidental music. Anyone wishing to seriously explore the realms of scales, modes, and their real-world functions will find the most important issues dealt with in meticulous detail within these pages. Logical illustrations accompany in-depth examinations of chordal harmonies, cadential motions, and progressions. This book is perfect for both music students and teachers, as either a course in itself or to augment any theory curriculum.
Patterns for Jazz
Author: Jerry Coker, Jerry Greene
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Patterns for Jazz stands as a monument among jazz educational materials. Condensed charts and pertinent explanations are conveniently inserted throughout the book to give greater clarity to the application of more than 400 patterns built on chords and scales---from simple (major) to complex (lydian augmented scales).
Author: Howard Saul Becker
"Howard S. Becker and Robert R. Faulker, sociologists and experienced musicians, wrote a book in 2009 about their musical experiences--Do You Know? The Jazz Repertoire in Action--describing how musicians who didn't know each other could perform competently and interestingly without rehearsing, or playing from written music. When they wrote it, they lived at opposite ends of the country: Becker in San Francisco, Faulkner in Massachusetts. Instead of sitting around talking about their ideas, they wrote e-mails. So every step of their thinking, false steps as well as ideas that worked, existed in written form. When conceptual artist and poet Franck Leibovici asked them to contribute something that showed the "form of life" that supported their work, they collaborated with Dianne Hagaman to put the correspondence in order, which Leibovici exhibited and which, now, appears as an e-book (which lets them link to available performances of the tunes they discussed). Thinking Together: An E-mail Exchange and All That Jazz is one of the most revealing records of a scientific collaboration ever made public, and an intimate picture of the creative process. Collective creativity--making sparks of originality produce something more than a glint in someone's eye--intrigues sociologists, people who study communication and theorists of business organization. The collective part of that process, turning an idea into a finished product, is even more complicated, and in Thinking Together, readers can watch the authors go through all the complications of working together to make the final result happen. The e-book also includes more than 200 video click-throughs to songs that the authors discuss."--Publisher's web site, http://annenberg.usc.edu/News%20and%20Events/News/140131AnnenbergPress.aspx (viewed on Feb. 6, 2014).
Comprehensive textbook based on the Chord Scale Theory as taught at the Berklee College of Music.
From one of this country's most important intellectuals comes a brilliant analysis of the blues tradition that examines the careers of three crucial black women blues singers through a feminist lens. Angela Davis provides the historical, social, and political contexts with which to reinterpret the performances and lyrics of Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday as powerful articulations of an alternative consciousness profoundly at odds with mainstream American culture. The works of Rainey, Smith, and Holiday have been largely misunderstood by critics. Overlooked, Davis shows, has been the way their candor and bravado laid the groundwork for an aesthetic that allowed for the celebration of social, moral, and sexual values outside the constraints imposed by middle-class respectability. Through meticulous transcriptions of all the extant lyrics of Rainey and Smith−published here in their entirety for the first time−Davis demonstrates how the roots of the blues extend beyond a musical tradition to serve as a conciousness-raising vehicle for American social memory. A stunning, indispensable contribution to American history, as boldly insightful as the women Davis praises, Blues Legacies and Black Feminism is a triumph.
Steve Prosser's Intervallic Ear Training for Musicians is the product of 35 years studying and teaching interval awareness in music. The text provides a step-by-step method for assimilation of, as well as graded exercises for, each interval. Each chapter concludes with mastery exercises and etudes. After adequate study of the text, the student will be able to hear, recognize, read, and write music through the use of musical intervals. This skill is particularly helpful in dealing with music that is extremely chromatic, tonally ambiguous, or rapidly modulating.
The Jungle Book
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Фрэнсис Скотт Фицджеральд (1896–1940) – американский писатель и сценарист, классик американской литературы.Предлагаемый читателям психологический роман «Великий Гэтсби» (1925) нравственно развенчивает безоглядное восприятие «американской мечты» – идеи социального преуспеяния личности.Неадаптированный текст на языке оригинала снабжен постраничным комментарием и словарем.
Af indholdet: Jazz chord structures. Chord/scale relationships. Jazz chord progressions. Sources of chromaticism in jazz improvisation
Author: Julie Lyonn Lieberman
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
(Amadeus). Let's keep our string programs vital, contemporary, and thriving! Alternative Strings: The New Curriculum is the first resource book in the world to offer a comprehensive guide to string educators wishing to step into twenty-first-century inclusive string pedagogy. The "Dear Abby" for string players, Julie Lyonn Lieberman, offers detailed descriptions of over two dozen fiddle, blues, jazz, pop, and world styles; bountiful support materials; a massive discography; musical examples; photographs; and audio from master players and clinicians, far exceeding the scope of other books in the field. ABOUT THE AUDIO CD: Some of today's top alternative string players and clinicians demonstrate rock, jazz, and fiddle styles; present innovative ideas for teaching new generations of string players; and more. Tracks include: 1. Howard Armstrong: My first fiddle 2. Geoffrey Fitzhugh Perry: Zydeco Rock 3. Daryl Silberman: Through Contemporary to Classical and Back 4. Ed Caner: Rock Basics 5. Anthony Barnett: Stuff Smith plays "Body and Soul" 6. Mark Wood: Evolution, Rock, and Musicianship 7. Jesus Florido: Latin and Beyond 8. Randy Sabien: Jazz Stirngs: A Life Inspiration 9. Leanne Darling: Arabic Strings 10. Bob Phillips: Fiddling in the Schools 11. Julianna Waller: Developing Diversity 12: Martin Norgaard: Jazz String Pedagogy 13. Richard Greene: Moving Forward 14. Martha Mooke: Breaking the Sound Barrier 15. Claude Williams: Reminiscences 16. Julie Lyonn Lieberman: "Fiddle, Sing," excerpt from Mixing America