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Jazz Theory, Second Edition (Textbook and Workbook Package)
From Basic to Advanced Study

ISBN 9780367321963
Published September 4, 2019 by Routledge
780 Pages

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Book Description

Jazz Theory: From Basic to Advanced Study, Second Edition is a comprehensive textbook for those with no previous study in jazz, as well as those in advanced theory courses. Written with the goal to bridge theory and practice, it provides a strong theoretical foundation from music fundamentals to post-tonal theory, while integrating ear training, keyboard skills, and improvisation. It hosts "play-along" audio tracks on a Companion Website, including a workbook, ear-training exercises, and an audio compilation of the musical examples featured in the book.

Jazz Theory Workbook accompanies the successful textbook and contains all the written exercises in addition to brand-new keyboard drills. It works in tandem in the same format as the 27-chapter book yet is also designed to be used on its own, providing students and readers with quick access to all relevant exercises without need to download or print pages that inevitably must be written out.

This discounted textbook and workbook PACKAGE (978-0-367-32196-3) contains both books in paperback:

  • Jazz Theory: From Basic to Advanced Study, Second Edition (978-1-138-23510-6)
  • Jazz Theory Workbook (978-1-138-33425-0)

Table of Contents

PART I: BASICS / 1. Music Fundamentals / 2. Jazz Rhythms / 3. Harmonic Function / 4. Four-Part Chords / 5. Five-Part Chords / 6. The II–V–I Progression / 7. Modes / 8. Chord–Scale Theory / 9. The Blues / 10. Improvisation / PART II: INTERMEDIATE / 11. Voicing Formations / 12. Keyboard and Jazz Chorale Textures / 13. Idiomatic Jazz Progressions / 14. Bebop / 15. Bebop Blues / 16. The Confirmation Changes / 17. The Rhythm Changes / 18. Pentatonics, Hexatonics, Octatonics / 19. The Tristano Style of Improvisation / PART III: ADVANCED / 20. Analyzing Jazz Lead Sheets / 21. Phrase Models / 22. Song Forms / 23. Reharmonization Techniques / 24. Post-Tonal Jazz – Atonality / 25. Set Classes in Jazz / 26. Twelve-Tone Techniques / 27. Stylistic Crossovers – Developing a New Jazz Repertory

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Dariusz Terefenko is Associate Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Media at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester.


“Dariusz is an amazing jazz pianist. His knowledge, both linearly and harmonically, is derived from a huge world of listening and performing experiences, and has made him a brilliant teacher. This book exemplifies, in detail, the process necessary to achieving this high level of musicianship.”

—Gene Bertoncini, guitarist and educator

“This text is an extremely valuable resource for both the self-guided student and for use in university and college jazz programs. There is a wealth of information here for everyone, from the beginner to the seasoned jazz improvisor, composer, and arranger. I highly recommend it to all looking to further their knowledge and abilities as performers, writers, and teachers.”

—Brian Dickinson, Professor, Humber College

Jazz Theory: From Basic to Advanced Study is remarkably comprehensive, well-organized, and accessible, calibrated for use by individuals or in the classroom. It provides a wealth of carefully presented theoretical material, amplified by practical play-along audio tracks and ear-training exercises.”

—Keith Waters, Professor of Music Theory, University of Colorado Boulder