Free Jazz Lesson Material for Learning Jazz Improvisation
Play-A-Long Song Index - Rapid Reference
Now in Excel format! The Rapid Reference is in invaluable tool for searching the entire Jamey Aebersold Jazz Play-A-Long collection for your favorite jazz tunes. Quickly locate:
Because jazz players, composers, educators and authors haven’t agreed on a common nomenclature for writing chord and scale symbols, you may need to become familiar with several different ways of writing the same scale sound.
The Scale Syllabus
This page is featured in almost ALL of the Jamey Aebersold Play-A-Longs! It is also featured in Jamey Aebersol's World-Famous Jazz Handbook. An invaluable tool.
The Dominant 7th Tree Of Scale Choices
The two most important notes in any scale are the 3rd and 7th. They tell the listener what the quality is and indicate the harmonic motion. The 3rd tells us if it’s major or minor. The 7th tells whether the sound is stable (doesn’t want to move to another chord) or if it wants to move on to a chord of resolution. Dominants typically want to resolve to a chord up a perfect 4th (C7 wants to resolve to F, F-, F7 etc.). The root or tonic is taken for granted. If it wasn’t, there we wouldn’t be able to identify the sound
Music Is For Life
Everyone would like to be able to play a musical instrument. Ask anyone. The reasons will vary as to why they don’t play music. This desire is, I feel, built into the very essence of humans, their soul, the inner part of mankind which often doesn’t get a chance to be developed in our present educational system. Especially in music.
Jamey's Keynote Speech At The Hague, Netherlands 2004
In 2004, Jamey visited the Netherlands and gave what has become a much read keynote address. Get a brief look into how Jamey Aebersold got started in both music and jazz and how this developed into a lifetime of spreading jazz education across the world.