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Cogs and Wheels - VOLUME 1

Inner Works of Music Theory for Jazz and Pop/Rock
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Author: David Laborier

Illustrations: Fabien Daubet (PenguinkStudio)

Publisher: Waltzing-Parke Publishing (WPP 2021-3)

Language: English

Paperback: 358 pages

ISBN 978-2-9199688-3-1

This is the perfect companion for anyone wanting to get serious in the study of jazz and all styles of music that stem from it. Contains beautiful illustrations of jazz greats by Fabien Daubet, QR codes linking to Wikipedia and Youtube for all musical examples, and a plethora of theoretical, ear training and rhythm exercises.

Author David Laborier works as a guitarist, composer and arranger, and is a professor for jazz studies at the Conservatoire de la Ville de Luxembourg.

Topics covered in volume 1:

  • Basics of music notation, scores, lead sheets
  • Ear training, movable Do
  • Major keys, tonality, cycle of fifths
  • Scales, modes, pentatonic scales
  • Intervals, inversions
  • Chords, triads, seventh chords, guide notes
  • Harmony, cadences, inversions, voice leading, harmonic rhythm
  • Rhythm, swing
  • Form, periods, phrases, motives, arrangement
  • Tempo and style indications, dynamics, phrasing
  • Common instruments, transposing instruments

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