Jazz Theory Workbook accompanies the second edition of the successful Jazz TheoryFrom Basic to Advanced Study textbook designed for undergraduate and graduate students studying jazz. The overall pedagogy bridges theory and practice, combining theory, aural skills, keyboard skills, and improvisation into a comprehensive whole. While the Companion Website for the textbook features aural and play-along exercises, along with some written exercises and the answer key, this workbook contains brand-new written exercises, as well as as well as four appendices: (1) Rhythmic Exercises, (2) Common-Practice Harmony at the Keyboard, (3) Jazz Harmony at the Keyboard, and (4) Patterns for Jazz Improvisaton. Jazz Theory Workbook works in tandem with its associated textbook in the same format as the 27-chapter book, yet is also designed to be used on its own, providing students and readers with quick access to all relevant exercises without the need to download or print pages that inevitably must be written out. The workbook is sold both on its own as well as discounted in a package with the textbook. Jazz Theory Workbook particularly serves the ever-increasing population of classical students interested in jazz theory or improvisation.

This WORKBOOK is available for individual sale in various formats:

  • Print Paperback: 9781138334250
  • Print Hardback: 9781138334243
  • eBook: 9780429445477

The paperback WORKBOOK is also paired with the corresponding paperback TEXTBOOK in a discounted PACKAGE (9780367321963).

part One|37 pages


chapter Chapter 1|4 pages

Music Fundamentals

chapter Chapter 2|4 pages

Jazz Rhythms

chapter Chapter 3|3 pages

Harmonic Function

chapter Chapter 4|5 pages

Four-Part Chords

chapter Chapter 5|4 pages

Five-Part Chords

chapter Chapter 6|4 pages

The II—V—I Progression

chapter Chapter 7|3 pages


chapter Chapter 8|3 pages

Chord–Scale Theory

chapter Chapter 9|4 pages

The Blues

chapter Chapter 10|1 pages

Basic Improvisation

part Two|32 pages


chapter Chapter 11|3 pages

Voicing Formations

chapter Chapter 12|3 pages

Keyboard and Jazz Chorale Textures

chapter Chapter 13|4 pages

Idiomatic Jazz Progressions

chapter Chapter 14|3 pages

Bebop Improvisation

chapter Chapter 15|3 pages

Bebop Blues

chapter Chapter 16|4 pages

The “Confirmation” Changes

chapter Chapter 17|3 pages

The Rhythm Changes

chapter Chapter 18|6 pages

Pentatonics, Hexatonics, Octatonics

chapter Chapter 19|1 pages

The Tristano Style of Improvisation

part Three|31 pages


chapter Chapter 20|1 pages

Analyzing Jazz Lead Sheets

chapter Chapter 21|5 pages

Phrase Models

chapter Chapter 22|2 pages

Song Forms

chapter Chapter 23|2 pages

Reharmonization Techniques

chapter Chapter 24|5 pages

Post-Tonal Jazz—Atonality

chapter Chapter 25|7 pages

Set Classes in Jazz

chapter Chapter 26|6 pages

Twelve-Tone Techniques

chapter Chapter 27|1 pages

Stylistic Crossovers—Developing a New Jazz Repertory