The intention behind the book is to de-mystify the ideas and concepts that underpin Jazz music in a sensible, easy to read manner. With that in mind, the author (Bill Palmer) has dispensed as much as possible with any theory 'lingo' or 'jargon' and gone for a more conversational writing style. The book is broken into 2 distinct sections.
The first section is the written or theory part and is 40 pages long. There are 4 main principles discussed: The 2-5-1 and associated topics, Chord substitution, Improvising - playing through changes and Standard progressions. Within each of these are a number of sub-headings. Examples are given throughout and readers are encouraged to play them on their respective instruments.
The second section is the appendix. This contains 60 pages of scales, chords, patterns and 'standard progression' charts for the reader to put into practice and get under their fingers.
Another thing the author insisted on was ring-binding. How many music books do you have that just won't sit flat on a music stand? 'Concepts of Jazz' is professionally ring-bound so you're free to play whilst keeping your eyes on the page.
A more detailed look at the contents includes:
THE 2-5-1 AND ASSOCIATED TOPICS
Peter Hook Discusses His Live Recordings of Classic Joy Division and New Order Albums (WATCH)
TC Electronic Introduces PolyTune 3- Next Generation Polyphonic Tuner with Built-In Buffer
Rex Brown Announces Debut Solo Album Debuts New Single (LISTEN)
This Week in Free Stuff: Light-Load Plug-in Instruments
Superbooth17 Day One: The Weird and the Wonderful
Puremagnetik K-Station Atmospheres Revives Love for the Kawai K5000S Additive Synth
The Art of Synth Soloing: Joe Zawinul, the Syndicate Years
Steinway Unveils Art Case Piano Celebrating Composer Modest Mussorgsky
Rediscovering LA Synthesis
Four Chronographs That Put You in the Driver’s Seat
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT: The Weekday Warrior
Magnatone Adds the New Lyric Amplifier to The Studio Collection
Ivan Moody Issues Statement, Will Not Be Leaving Five Finger Death Punch
Of Mice And Men Premiere New Song and Music Video, "Unbreakable"
Album Review: DragonForce, 'Reaching into Infinity'
How the Beatles’ “Day Tripper” Guitar Riff Blurs the Line Between Major and Minor
Five Alternate Picking Licks That Help You Play Fast
Kirk Hammett: “My Number-One Advice for Musicians”
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