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
Trickfish Amplification Welcomes Ric Fierabracci to Their Family of Artists
Mitchell Guitars Unveils Their TB Series of Basses
International Society of Bassists Announces Headliners For ISB 2017
Kirk Hunter Studios Releases Virtuoso Ensembles
Zoom Introduces the Q2n Handy Video Recorder
Austra Announce North American Tour Dates
Piano Giants of Jazz — Aaron Copland on Jazz
Vienna Symphonic Library Releases Historic Winds I & II
Cat Scratch Fever: 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR Coupe
Daniel Lanois’ Obsessions: Pedal Steels, Motorcycles, and Recording Tech
The Ultimate Sustain Contest: The Gibson Les Paul vs. All Challengers
Stone Sour Premiere Video, "Zzyzx Rd"
Interview: Black Label Societyâ€™s Zakk Wylde on First Gig with Ozzy, Tips on How to Survive a Festival and Upcoming Plans
Suicidal Tendencies/ex-Slayer Drummer Dave Lombardo to Appear on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'
Heartâ€™s Nancy Wilson Talks 'Live at the Royal Albert Hall' CD/DVD
No Frets Allowed: Rob Scallon's New Song Is Whammy Bar Only
Megadeth to Headline 2016 Epiphone Revolver Music Awards
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