Patterns for Jazz: A Theory Text for Jazz Composition and Improvisation

Patterns for Jazz: A Theory Text for Jazz Composition and Improvisation

By Jerry Coker, James Casale, Gary Campbell, and Jerry Greene Treble Clef Instruments Book Item: 00-SB1
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Patterns for Jazz stands as a monument among jazz educational materials. Condensed charts and pertinent explanations are conveniently inserted throughout the book to give greater clarity to the application of more than 400 patterns built on chords and scales---from simple (major) to complex (lydian augmented scales).

Sample Pages


Pattern Number 1-12: Major Triads
Pattern Number 13-17: Major Sixth Chords
Pattern Number 18-27: Major Seventh and Ninth Chords
Pattern Number 28-43: Major Scales
Pattern Number 44-59: Digital Patterns in Major
Pattern Number 60-67: Major Scale Intervals
Pattern Number 68-78: Patterns with Embellishing (non-harmonic) Tones
Pattern Number 79-86: Diatonic Chords
Pattern Number 87-98: Dominant Seventh and Ninth Chords
Pattern Number 99-100: Mixolydian Mode (Dominant Scale)
Pattern Number 101-102: Minor Triads
Pattern Number 103-104: Minor Sixth Chords
Pattern Number 105-113: Minor Seventh and Ninth Chords
Pattern Number 114-116: Dorian Mode (Minor Seventh Scale)
Pattern Number 117-122: Digital Patterns on Minor Seventh Chords
Pattern Number 123-134: Patterns for the IIm7--V7 Progression
Pattern Number 135-148: Patterns for the IIm7--V7--I Progression
Pattern Number 149-152: Augmented Triads
Pattern Number 153-157: Whole-tone Scale
Pattern Number 158-161: Diminished Triads
Pattern Number 162-168: Diminished Scale
Pattern Number 169-173: Parallel Progressions
Pattern Number 174-177: Turnarounds (Turnbacks)
Pattern Number 178-179: Altered Ninth Chords
Pattern Number 180-200: Polychords
Pattern Number 201-208: Polychords for Diminished Scale
Pattern Number 209-224: More on the Diminished Scale
Pattern Number 225-233: Augmented Scale
Pattern Number 234-242: Major Scale in Fourths
Pattern Number 243: Digital Pattern on Major Scale
Pattern Number 244-246: Harmonic Minor Scale
Pattern Number 247-250: More on the Whole-tone Scale
Pattern Number 251-277: Lydian Augmented Scale
Pattern Number 278-308: Interval Studies
Pattern Number 309-326: Chromatic Scale

Additional Information

Composed by: Jerry Coker
Author: James Casale, Gary Campbell, Jerry Greene
Instrument: Treble Clef Instruments
Format: Book
Instrumentation: Treble Clef Instruments
Page Count: 184
Item Number: 00-SB1
ISBN 10: 0-89898-703-2
ISBN 13: 978-0-89898-703-4
UPC: 029156020106

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