Play-A-Long Song Index - Rapid Reference
Now in Excel format! The Rapid Reference is in
invaluable tool for searching the entire Jamey Aebersold Play-A-Long
collection for your favorite jazz tunes. With this quick tool, you can
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'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
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.