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Jazz Harmony

A Didactic Approach

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Auteur : Richard Ferland

Translation by Joe Sullivan

ISBN13 : 9782894703229
Copyright : 2013
Nombre de pages : 264


This textbook introduces the fundamentals of jazz theory in such a way as to encourage a spirit of creativity and professionalism in the classroom. It covers standard harmonic practices as well as some of the author’s own personal approaches to writing. It also includes a wealth of excellent exercises that any jazz harmony teacher will find invaluable.


Summary: Prerequisites to the Study of Harmony – Scales and Intervals – Chords and Chord Symbols – Chord Progressions – Modes – Answer Keys – Conclusion – Biography – Glossary


Richard Ferland
Cégep de Drummonville
» Tous les livres par Richard Ferland

Translation by Joe Sullivan

Table des matières

Chapter 1 Prerequisites to the study of harmony
1.1 Notation
1.2 Repeat and simile symbols
1.3 Rhythmic notation

Chapter 2 Scales and intervals
2.1 The major scale
2.2 Intervals
2.3 Minor scale
2.4 Pentatonic scale

Chapter 3 Chords and chord symbols
3.1 Triads
3.2 Sixth chords
3.3 Seventh chords
3.4 Ninth chords
3.5 Eleventh chords
3.6 Dominant thirteenth chords
3.7 Inversions 3.8 Chord symbols
3.9 Chord classification

Chapter 4 Chord progressions
4.1 Diatonic chords
4.2 Chord functions
4.3 Cadences
4.4 Principles for writing chord progressions
4.5 Cycles
4.6 The diminished passing chord
4.7 Chord substitution
4.8 Conditional substitutions
4.9 Writing chord progressions
4.10 Modulation
4.11 Turnarounds
4.12 Pedal points


Chapter 5 Modes
5.1 Modal harmony
5.2 The dorian mode
5.3 The phrygian mode
5.4 The lydian mode
5.5 The mixolydian mode
5.6 The aeolian mode
5.7 The locrian mode


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