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#1141841 - 06/20/05 05:18 AM Book on Chords?
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I would appreciate advice on a good book on chords. Can anyone give me some input.

Many thanks,
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#1141842 - 06/20/05 06:00 AM Re: Book on Chords?
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You mean just basic 1-3-5-7 chords?
What style? Jazz? Pop?

Rob Mullins has some stuff, though I haven't tried any of them myself. He is a regular contributor to these forums.


Otherwise order a Jamey Aebersold (beginner) play along and it will ship with a handbook with a bunch of chords and stuff that is very useful.

From there you can find out which direction you're headed in.

#1141843 - 06/20/05 05:11 PM Re: Book on Chords?
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"Jazz Keyboard Harmony" by Phil deGreg is an excellent book for mastering chord voicings.
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#1141844 - 06/21/05 11:16 PM Re: Book on Chords?
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if you want a jazz chord book.... Jazz Piano Chords, by Misha V. Stefanuk - I just got it and I havent really looked at it much, but it's got a whole lot of stuff on chord voicing, and a long section that shows all the major, minor, dominant, diminished, and suspended jazz chords for every key.

#1141845 - 06/28/05 12:15 PM Re: Book on Chords?
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You don't need a book:

The chords search, do you have a particular use in mind?



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