Welcome to the Jazz Theory section of The Jazz Resource.
Jazz is a language. You must immerse yourself in it by listening, analyzing and studying the masters, past and present. Then the only way to be able to play this music is through constant practice and live playing with others.
You may want to review some
before you learn the jazz theory.
This stuff can be a little confusing so hit
up if you have any questions or don't understand something.
Diatonic Seventh Chords
-Gotta to learn this in order to understand how chord progressions work
-Chord tensions make chords more colorful by adding the 9th, 11th, and 13th scale degree
-The 3rd and 7th define the chord quality, using guide tones can be very beneficial
Dominant V7 Chords
-These are the chords that you can really spice up with natural or altered chord tensions
Secondary Dominant Chords
-Another type of dom7 chord. These are huge in music and jazz theory
More Jazz Seventh Chords
-A few more types to learn
Substitute Dominant Chords
-Another type of dominant 7 chord which nearly modulate the key temporarily