Free download of : Jazz Theory 4th Revised edition by Stuart Smith
It’s unlikely to be to the taste of many music students, most of whom find music theory — of both the traditional and the jazz varieties — boring and irrelevant. Exceptions to this glum observation might be jazz pianists, who are typically the resident music theorists of the groups they play with, and budding composers and arrangers (who are also very likely pianists of at least modest accomplishment). Be that as it may, the goal here is to give students some insight into a great musical tradition that appears now to be passing into history. Along with “The Great American Songbook”, to which jazz has made numerous contributions, the jazz tradition has bequeathed us an enormous quantity and variety of original music ….