intermediate jazz theory books?

Discussion in 'Music [DB]' started by Average_AL, Oct 27, 2002.

  1. hi everybody, i'm kinda new to jazz theory (although i have been listening to it for some time), and was wondering if anyone could give me some suggestions for medium-advanced theory reading. I am sound on classical theory (being a classically trained pianist since i was 7) and know the rudiments of jazz theory (blues scales, walking-bass constructs, &c.).

    Any help would be appreciated
  2. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Ultimately I think you need to get "The Jazz Theory Book" by Mark Levine. But for the things you mention : "blues scales, walking-bass constructs, &c" I would suggest Ed Friedland's books - a good starter is one called "Jazz Bass" and then there are books just on constructing walking basslines.
  3. cheers bruce, yeah i heard a lotta good stuff for levin's book. if only it were cheaper...