Alred's Essentials of Jazz Theory is designed for jazz enthusiasts and musicians who want to have a better understanding of the language of jazz. To successfully navigate this all-in-one jazz theory course, you should be versed in basic music theory concepts, such as those taught in Books 1 and 2 of Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory. With this book, you will: learn the essentials of jazz music through concise lessons; practice your jazz music reading and writing skills in the exercises; improve your listening and ear training skills with the CD; and test your knowledge with a review that completes each unit. You are encouraged to play and/or sing the musical examples throughout, at first along with the enclosed recording, and then on your own.
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