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Andrew Jaffe - Jazz Theory

szodiac

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Hi all,

This book by Andrew Jaffe has been given glowing reviews by a number of respected people but seems to be out of print. Has anybody got it or even seen it? If it is really recommended, then any ideas where to find a copy?

Cheers,
Tony
 

Sunray

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[Clicky Clicky] This book is the one you have been searching for - but as you say it is out of print and no longer available.

However ...

[Clicky Clicky] The book is quite widely available and is an upgrade on the original ...

Here is a short excerpt from the Jazz Harmony [Paperback] which explains that ...

Foreword and Acknowledgements

How to use this book:

This text reflects the basic way in which I have taught my jazz theory and improvisation courses at a variety of primarily college level institutions over the past twenty years. The state of jazz pedagogy has changed radically during that time, as have my personal educational perspective and experience.

This text constitutes an updated, hopefully more clearly organized version of my 1983 text Jazz Theory, reflecting the changes in my teaching style and organizational method which have been a result of this evolving experience, both musically and pedagogically.

It is designed in a topic-by-topic format, including bibliography, discography, and relevant suggested assignments at the end of each chapter. The discography is quite specifically related to the musical examples referenced in the text, and all the recordings are listed in their currently available forms, so that even an institution or individual wishing to start from scratch in reaching such a course could do so. Likewise, I feel that the bibliography is quite comprehensive, relevant, and up to date.
Hope that helps mate ... :D
 

szodiac

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Thanks for the info guys. Funnily enough I was in Chappells today and had a good look at the newer Jazz Harmony book. Will be one to get after the January bills are paid.

Tony
PS Chappells is no longer in Bond Street - but must have the best selection of music books in the UK!
 
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