1st Edition

Jazz Theory Workbook From Basic to Advanced Study

By Dariusz Terefenko Copyright 2020
    348 Pages
    by Routledge

    348 Pages
    by Routledge

    Jazz Theory Workbook accompanies the second edition of the successful Jazz TheoryFrom Basic to Advanced Study textbook designed for undergraduate and graduate students studying jazz. The overall pedagogy bridges theory and practice, combining theory, aural skills, keyboard skills, and improvisation into a comprehensive whole. While the Companion Website for the textbook features aural and play-along exercises, along with some written exercises and the answer key, this workbook contains brand-new written exercises, as well as as well as four appendices: (1) Rhythmic Exercises, (2) Common-Practice Harmony at the Keyboard, (3) Jazz Harmony at the Keyboard, and (4) Patterns for Jazz Improvisaton. Jazz Theory Workbook works in tandem with its associated textbook 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 the need to download or print pages that inevitably must be written out. The workbook is sold both on its own as well as discounted in a package with the textbook. Jazz Theory Workbook particularly serves the ever-increasing population of classical students interested in jazz theory or improvisation.

    This WORKBOOK is available for individual sale in various formats:

    • Print Paperback: 9781138334250
    • Print Hardback: 9781138334243
    • eBook: 9780429445477

    The paperback WORKBOOK is also paired with the corresponding paperback TEXTBOOK in a discounted PACKAGE (9780367321963).

    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 / Appendix A: Rhythmic Exercises / Appendix B: Common-Practice Harmony at the Keyboard / Appendix C: Jazz Harmony at the Keyboard / Appendix D: Patterns for Jazz Improvisation


    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 TheoryFrom 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