"A Chromatic Approach to Jazz Harmony and Melody" by Dave Leibman

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  1. distressed_romeo

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    Has anyone tried this book? I've read quite a few interviews where Jeff Berlin's raving about it, and I know Leibman's meant to be one of the best sax players and jazz theoreticians on the planet, so I'm tempted to give it a go, although I'm a little concerned it might go over my head...
     
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    That's always my fear of reading up on theory, I'm not sure I know enough to take it all in, but whenever I go back to basics I find I know all of it.

    Sounds like an interesting book, I might have to start buying some jazz theory stuff.
     
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    I´ve looked at this book, but it is just to damm expensive here in sweden.
     
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    Adam Neely is one of my go-to gurus for music theory. He has a neat anecdote (4:30 in the video) about taking Leibman's class at MSM where this was the textbook. Personally, if my boy with a Berklee undergrad couldn't wrap his head around most of it, I wouldn't bother. Then again, I'm a casual theory enthusiast and not an academic.
     

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