THE JAZZ GLOSSARY

A comprehensive, quick-reference guide for common chords, scales, and terms used in jazz. Learn which scales can be played over which chords, the meaning of chord symbols, common chord voicings, and the definition of common terms like “comping”, and “two-feel”. Join us today. And become a better player. Guaranteed.®

FINALLY, THE KEYS TO UNDERSTANDING JAZZ THEORY.

The Jazz Glossary is a comprehensive, quick-reference guide for common chords, scales, and terms used in jazz. Learn which scales can be played over which chords, the meaning of chord symbols, common chord voicings, and the definition of common terms like “comping”, and “two-feel”.

With concise and clear video explanations that feature our Living Notation and a corresponding pdf workbook, you’ll absorb the crucial building blocks of the jazz language and gain the confidence to make good musical choices when you improvise.

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FINALLY, THE KEYS TO UNDERSTANDING JAZZ THEORY.

The Jazz Glossary is a comprehensive, quick-reference guide for common chords, scales, and terms used in jazz. Learn which scales can be played over which chords, the meaning of chord symbols, common chord voicings, and the definition of common terms like “comping”, and “two-feel”.

With concise and clear video explanations that feature our Living Notation and a corresponding pdf workbook, you’ll absorb the crucial building blocks of the jazz language and gain the confidence to make good musical choices when you improvise.

SCALES

The Open Studio Scale Glossary is a quick-reference for the common scales found in jazz. Under each tab you can find links to short videos in which Adam defines each scale, matches the scale to common chords, and outlines the common contexts and chord progressions where it is found.

  1. Major Scale
  2. Dorian Scale
  3. Dominant Scale
  4. Lydian Scale
  5. Phrygian Scale
  1. Melodic Minor Scale
  2. Altered Scale 
  3. Lydian Dominant Scale
  1. Bebop Scale
  2. Major Bebop Scale
  3. Minor Bebop Scale
  1. Pentatonic Scale 
  2. Relative Minor Pentatonic Scale
  3. Minor 6 Pentatonic Scale
  1. Half Whole Diminished Scale
  2. Whole Half Diminished Scale
  3. Whole Tone Scale
  4. Chromatic Scale

CHORDS AND VOICINGS

The Open Studio Voicing Glossary compiles common chords found in jazz and some conventional voicings for each chord. Under each tab, you can find links to videos in which Adam breaks down how to build and voice each chord as well as the common scales with which it is associated.

  1. Major Triad
  2. Major 7th 
  3. Major 9th
  4. Major 13th
  5. Major 6/9
  6. Major 7th (#11)
  1. Minor Triad
  2. Minor 7th
  3. Minor 9th
  4. Minor 11th
  5. Minor 13th
  6. Minor 6th
  7. Minor (Maj7)
  1. Dominant 7th
  2. Dominant 9th 
  3. Dominant 13th
  4. Dominant 7th (#11)
  5. Dominant 7th (b9)
  6. Dominant 7th Alt.
  1. Augmented Triad
  2. Diminished Triad
  3. Diminished Seventh
  4. Half Diminished

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