Jazzmaster Cookbook Table of Contents

(includes Theory text and Jazzmaster Workout practice method)


Section I
Jazz Theory and Improvisation

Chapter 1: Major Scales
pg. 5

Major scale, chromatic scale, diatonic notes, spelling rules, key signatures, cycle of fifths, pentatonic scales.

Chapter 2: Intervals
pg. 13

Interval names, qualities, inversions, shortcuts, transposition.

Chapter 3: Chords
pg. 21

Triads, sixths, sevenths, inversions, voicings, chord symbols, voiceleading.

Chapter 4: Diatonic Chords
and Modes

pg. 29

Diatonic chords and scales, roman numerals, chordscales, modality, tonality.

Chapter 5: Chordscales
pg. 33

Scale choices, chordtones, tensions, avoid notes, tensions and chord types, chordscales--lydian, ionian, mixolydian, dorian, aeolian, phrygian, locrian, symmetric diminished, wholetone, melodic minor, enharmonics, modal vamps.

Chapter 6: Functional Harmony
pg. 43

Diatonic functions, active notes, tonic, subdominant, dominant, substitution, maor pentatonic, cadences, dominant resolution, II-V, I-VI-II-V progression

Chapter 7: Chord Progressions
pg. 51

Root progression (primary, secondary), harmonic rhythm, major cycle, guide-tones, guide tone lines, melodic cadence.

Chapter 8: Basic Melody
pg. 59

Style, tracking, melodic curve, melody/harmony relationship, melodic rhythm, scalar motion, range, balance, shape, patterns, climax plane, chord tones, skips, voiceleading, licks, activate weakness, phrasing, swing, anticipations, notation, pulse, time signatures, beams, imaginary barline, groove.

Chapter 9: Song Form
pg. 75

AB, AABA, ABAC, ABCD, Blues, unusual forms, lead sheet symbols.

Chapter 10: Blues
pg. 81

Universitality, form, phrasing, blues scale, blue notes, licks, riff blues, jazz blues.

Chapter 11: Minor Key Harmony
pg. 87

Natural minor, relative, parallel, aeolian mode, minor tonality, minor key cadence, harmonic minor, mixob9b13 scale, non-typical chords, melodic minor, dorian, reharmonized I chords, common chords, functions.

Chapter 12: Extended
and Secondary Dominants

pg. 95

Chromatic harmony, extended and secondary dominants, arrow symbol, extended cycle, key-related chordscales, progressions #5, #6, #7, direct and indirect resolution, related II- chords, II-V's, bracket symbol, dorian avoid note,

Chapter 13: Tritone Substitution
pg. 107

Tritone, tri-sub-V chord, dotted arrow symbol, secondary tri-sub-V's, dotted brackets, mixo#11 scale, altered dominant scale, dominant @5 chord, related II-chords, substitution, dominant diminished scale, patterns.

Chapter 14: Modal Interchange
pg. 113

Mixed modes, parallel chordscales, modal interchange, subdominant minor function, subdominant minor cadences, hybrid scales, progression #10.

Chapter 15: Altered Dominant Scales
pg. 119

Dominant chordscale structure, voicings, sonority, mixolydian, sus 4, mixo #11, wholetone, mixo b9, dominant diminished, mixo b9b13, altered, composite.

Chapter 16: Diminished Harmony
pg. 127

Diminished chords and scales, passing diminished function, symmetric and key-related scales, color diminished, reharmonization, minor II-V's.

Chapter 17: Modulation
pg. 135

Recognizing modulations, roman numerals, analysis, direct, transitional, pivot chord, dominant pivots, harmonic rhythm, key areas, deceptive modulation...

Chapter 18: Harmonic Embellishment
pg. 143

Chord inversions, line cliches, pedal point bass.

Chapter 19: Chord Substitution
pg. 147

Chordscale alteration, dominant scale colors, secondary dominants, bright and dark substitutes, tritone substitution, dominant dimished scales, functional substitution, chord function chart, II-V substitutions, related II- chords, approach chord substitution, extended approach, reharmonization, turnarounds, licks.

Chapter 20: Bebop
pg. 163

Harmonic qualities, melodic qualities, approach notes, patterns, analysis.

Chapter 21: Modal Jazz
pg. 169

Modal jazz, rhythm section, modal vamps, progressions, voicings, melody, pentatonics, sideslipping.

Chapter 22: Pentatonics
pg. 175

Pentatonic sounds, modes, sonority, relating scales and chords, altered pentatonics, combining scales, pentatonic/modal chart, dominant chord pentatonics, motion patterns, four-note groups, chromatic patterns.

Chapter 23: Non-Functional Harmony
pg. 185

Non-functional movement, parallel and symmetric patterns, tonic systems, functional substitution, compound patterns, Coltrane II-V, example progressions.

Chapter 24: Back to Basics
pg. 193

Growing, basics, three T's, style, choices, instrumental technique, teachers, ear training, right and left brain, repertoire.

Section II
The Jazzmaster Workout

Improvisation Practice Method
pg. 197

Techniques for using the Jazzmaster Workout Method. Basic exercises and overall approach.

Section III

The Key Reference

pg. 232

Blank Forms for students to fill in reference material, all 12 keys. Key of C is completely filled in as an example.

Appendix A

Chordscale syllabus

pg. 337

Overview of all harmonic functions and chordscales.

Appendix B

Basic Jazz Standard Tunelist

pg. 345

Typical songs that musicians commonly know.

Appendix C

Example Tune Analysis

pg. 347

How to analyze songs for improvisation.

Appendix D

Chord and Scale Patterns

pg. 349

Patterns may be used in the Jazzmaster Workout routine.