Jazz Harmony by Andy Jaffe is one of the most definitive texts on the subject. Over the years the book has proven equally useful for students of all backgrounds. Jaffe writes with a Gil Evans-like ear for harmony and motion. Andy Jaffe has been an active jazz composer, performer, recording artist and jazz educator for. Jazz Harmony by Andy Jaffe, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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It is nice to see a jazz harmony book which considers context in harmonic analysis. As long as you have a solid frame of reference even if it’s your own personal nomenclaturethat’s all that matters. Oh boy, NOW you’ve opened a can of worms!

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Is it a good teaching tool? This is a revelation – and I’m not taking credit for it, I’m just saying. I can’t even see the page But later tunes like Blue In Green and Mingus’ stuff were more interpretive and contextual, and not just changes to blow over. Think of it, just two options! And I include myself in that statement. Thanks for the thought, M I am with you on this one, I guess jxzz is what I meant by context.


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M Max Output Level: Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. I like to call it mixolydian b6 or Aeolian dominant. It is very usefull for unaltered though dominant V7 chords in minor keys, because it has all the notes of the dominant chord G,D,B,F and the b6 Eb in this case announces the minor 3rd in the resolution i chord again, Cmin in this case. Tell a friend or remind yourself about this product. All my opinion, granted.

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Avoid disclosing contact information email addresses, jafffe numbers, etc. Close X Tell A Friend. The F7 sounds nice since it’s basically the IV chord, but it doesn’t really serve a “purpose”, so it’s probably just there for color, and some descending bassline action.

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The “no nomenclature” thing is surprising, though. Here is his interpretation of bars 9 to By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

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I sometimes get a little annoyed at the whole “Aebersold” school of thought where Mark Levine definitely comes from which tends to see each ii-V as a modulation, and “overdorianise” all min7 chords don’t you hate when that happens. Please see our Privacy Policy for details. The names of the modes of a real melodic minor scale are next to worthless, in my book Yeah, harmonny are all arbitrary Read our Privacy Policy.

It’s just hard to get into these discussions without becoming or sounding all didactic and pedantic. Black Metal Dayal Patterson.