Click For GuitaristClick For PerformerClick For Composer & ArrangerClick For Educator

Theory Books

General Banner

Jazz Theory Resources - Volume One By Bert Ligon. Jazz Book. Size 9x12 inches. 316 pages. Published by Houston Publishing.

Bert Ligon's theory text (published in two volumes) begins by reviewing the basics. From there it explores topics such as Rhythm in Jazz Performance, Basic Tonal Materials, Triadic Generalization, Harmonic Substitutions & Turnarounds, Melodic Outlines, Quartal Harmony, Pentatonic Applications, and more. Volume 2 includes in-depth analysis of classic solos from the tunes: All Blues * Billie's Bounce * Blue in Green * Freddie Freeloader * and So What.

Click Here To Order Bert's Jazz Theory Vol. 1 From SheetMusicPlus.com

 

Jazz Theory Resources - Volume Two Tonal, Harmonic, Melodic & Rhythmic Organization of Jazz. By Bert Ligon. Jazz Book. Size 9x12 inches. 208 pages. Published by Houston Publishing. Includes in-depth analysis of classic solos from the tunes: All Blues * Billie's Bounce * Blue in Green * Freddie Freeloader * and So What.

Click Here To Order Bert's Jazz Theory Vol. 2 From SheetMusicPlus.com

 

The Jazz Theory Book By Mark Levine. The most comprehensive Jazz Theory book ever published!. Theory Book. Published by Sher Music Company.

Over 500 pages of text and over 750 musical examples. Written in the language of the working jazz musician, this book is easy to read and user-friendly. At the same time, it is the most comprehensive study of jazz harmony and theory ever published. "The Jazz Theory Book" takes the student from the most basic techniques such as chord construction and the II-V-I progression through scale theory, the blues, "I've Got Rhythm" changes, slash chords, the bebop and pentatonic scales, how to read a lead sheet and memorize tunes and a study of reharmonization that is almost a book in itself. Satisfaction guaranteed or money will be refunded. Mark Levine has worked with Bobby Hutcherson, Cal Tjader, Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw, and many other jazz greats.

Click Here To Order Mark's Jazz Theory From SheetMusicPlus.com