The Complete Jazz Theory Course - Jazz Chords/Scales & More
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The Complete Jazz Theory Course - Jazz Chords/Scales & More

Better jazz improvisation by understanding jazz chords & scales - All the jazz theory every jazz musician should know
4.4 (70 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
734 students enrolled
Created by Martin Cohen
Last updated 2/2019
English
English, Turkish
Current price: $9.99 Original price: $99.99 Discount: 90% off
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 9 articles
  • 8 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You will know how jazz chords are formed
  • You will know what notes/scales to use for your improvisation/solo

  • You will understand the relationship between chords and scales

  • You will learn reharmonization techniques
Requirements
  • Know the basics of music theory (intervals, major & natural minor scale, chords (m7, 7 & major 7)) and be able to read sheet music.
  • Your instrument to practice the scales and start improvising.
Description

FINALLY A COURSE THAT WILL UNVEIL ALL THE SECRETS OF JAZZ THEORY

You want to get better in jazz improvisation? By doing this course, you will get a clear overview of jazz theory on a high level, that will help you with your jazz improvisation.


QUICKLY UNDERSTAND WHICH NOTE(S) WILL WORK ON A CHORD & WHICH SCALE(S) TO APPLY

Detailed explanation by an experienced teacher (25+ years of teaching experience) and lots of sound samples will let you quickly advance and let you exactly understand everything in detail.


THIS COURSE WILL MAKE YOU A BETTER JAZZ MUSICIAN

In order to become good in jazz, you need to know jazz theory. And I know: the word "theory" scares a lot of people. But the way it is done in this course, with very clear explanations and lots of sound samples and examples, make it a pleasure to learn jazz theory.


TRY THIS COURSE WITHOUT ANY RISK

Still not convinced? Why not give it a try? It's without any risk: if for whatever reason this was not the right course for you, you can get a full refund within 30 days after purchase.

So, no need to wait any longer: just hit that enroll button and get access to this complete jazz theory course!



About this course:

This course covers the jazz theory that every jazz musician should know. 

This course is for all instrumentalists, whether you're a guitar player, a bass player, a singer, a trumpet player, a piano player, a saxophone player, etcetera, so this course is not focussed on one single instrument.

This is definitely not a course for those who don't know the basics of music theory, you should know about intervals, about the major and natural minor scale, how minor (7th), dominant (7th) and major (7th) chords are formed and you should be able to read sheet music.

This course consists of the following 9 sections:

  • Introduction (3 lectures)
  • Adding notes to chords (7 lectures)
  • Major scale harmony (11 lectures)
  • Melodic minor scale harmony (13 lectures)
  • Diminished scale harmony (4 lectures)
  • Whole tone scale harmony (2 lectures)
  • Other scales (5 lectures)
  • Slash chords (4 lectures)
  • BONUS: Basics of reharmonization (5 lectures)



Course characteristics

Clear explanations by an experienced teacher with:

  • lots of examples
  • sound samples of chords & improvisation lines
  • Summaries of each section, also as downloadable PDF-files



Some of the topics covered in this course

Review of intervals

Review of minor 7th, dominant 7th, major 7th and diminished chords

Adding notes to chords to let them sound more colorful, more 'jazzy'

The altered chord

The modes of major scale harmony

The modes of minor scale harmony

The altered scale

The half/whole and the whole/half diminished scale

The whole tone scale

Slash chords

Basic reharmonization techniques

And much, much more...


Who this course is for:
  • All the jazz musicians that want to understand jazz theory & that want to improvise and know which note(s)/scales will work.
  • This is not a course for total beginners in music.
Course content
Expand all 54 lectures 04:40:51
+ Adding notes to chords
7 lectures 26:34
Adding notes to dominant 7th chords
05:37
Adding notes to minor 7th chords
02:11
Adding notes to major 7th chords
01:50
Adding more than 1 note - Altered chords
04:33
Section 2 - Summary
07:23
Quiz section 2
11 questions
+ Major scale harmony
11 lectures 01:06:33
Major scale theory II
03:22
Major scale theory III
05:20
Other common chord progressions
04:48
Examples of chord progressions
03:00
Playing over the 2-5-1 progression - Avoid notes
08:33
Playing over the other modes
04:35
Phrygian and sus chords
05:04
Tritone substitution
05:37
Section 3 - Summary
17:36
Quiz section 3
15 questions
+ Melodic minor scale harmony
13 lectures 53:05
Melodic minor harmony - 1st mode
01:15
Melodic minor harmony - 2nd mode
01:17
Melodic minor harmony - 3rd mode
01:20
Melodic minor harmony - 4th mode
01:15
Melodic minor harmony - 5th mode
00:49
Melodic minor harmony - 6th mode
01:19
Melodic minor harmony - 7th mode
03:16
Characteristics of melodic minor chords
05:45
Think key, not chord
02:25
Section 4 - Summary
19:57
Quiz section 4
9 questions
+ Diminished scale harmony
4 lectures 24:58
The diminished scale
06:40
Half step/whole step diminished - The V7b9 chord
05:44
Whole step/half step diminished - The diminished chord
03:34
Section 5 - Summary
09:00
Quiz section 5
5 questions
+ Whole tone scale harmony
2 lectures 05:04
The whole tone scale
03:08
Section 6 - Summary
01:56
Quiz section 6
1 question
+ Other scales
5 lectures 40:23
The pentatonic scale
09:51
The bebop scales
06:13
Playing outside
06:40
Section 7 - Summary
15:09
Quiz section 7
7 questions
+ Slash chords
4 lectures 35:27
Slash chords
10:29
Scales on slash chords
07:19
Some more on slash chords
04:43
Section 8 - Summary
12:56
Quiz section 8
6 questions
+ Bonus section: Basics of reharmonization
5 lectures 24:51
Introduction - 2-5 progressions & tritone substitution
06:00
Reharmonizing minor chords
05:26
Reharmonizing V-chords
02:47
Reharmonizing I-chords
02:21
Section 9 - Summary
08:17