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Contemporary Music Theory - Level One

A Complete Harmony and Theory Method for the Pop and Jazz Musician

By Mark Harrison

A Complete Harmony and Theory Method for the Pop and Jazz Musician. Piano. Instruction, Jazz, Pop. Softcover. 312 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.220014).

Item Number: HL.220014

ISBN 0793598818. 9x12 inches.

The Music Theory series is designed from the ground-up to explain the terminology and musical structures needed for modern applications. Level One is an introductory course which covers music notation, key signatures, basic scales, intervals, modes, diatonic relationships and 3-and 4-part chords. Level Two is an intermediate-level course covering larger chord forms, “definitive” chords in major and minor keys, substitutions, analysis of key centers in tunes, “upper structure” chords, voiceleading, and pentatonic and blues scale applications. Both levels include reference appendices, a complete glossary of terms, and hundreds of written theory exercises with answers.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Spencer, MA
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • February 22, 2007 Awesome unique approach.

    I'm a teacher, and this book has brought better results from my students than anything I've used. I love the idea of playing the 'shapes' of the chord forms, so your finger muscles can memorize them. Great idea!

    21 of 43 people found this review helpful.
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