The Jazz Theory Book

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The Jazz Theory Book
The Jazz Theory Book cover.jpg
Author Mark Levine
Cover artist Joseph Holston
Language English
Subject Jazz
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher Sher Music
Published in English
Media type Spiral-bound
Pages 522
ISBN 1883217040

The Jazz Theory Book is an influential work by Mark Levine, first published in 1995.[1] The book is a staple in jazz theory and "the most comprehensive study of jazz harmony and theory ever published",[2][3] and contains a wide range of jazz concepts from melodic minor scales and whole tone scale to bebop scales, diminished scales and "Coltrane" reharmonization. Levine assumes that the reader can read music, and gives over 750 musical examples.

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  1. ^ Levine, Mark (2006). Jazz Piano Master Class with Mark Levine. O'Reilly Media, Inc. p. 8. ISBN 978-1-883217-47-1. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Elliott, John A. Insights In Jazz (e-book). Dr John A Elliott. p. 2. ISBN 978-0-9564031-1-7. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "The Jazz Theory Book". Sher Music Company. Retrieved 1 September 2011.