Exercises 31.12 Practice Exercises¶
Jazz Theory: Day One
Given the following lead-sheet symbols, write the chords. Remember it is sometimes appropriate to enharmonically respell notes like C♭, B♯, F♭, E♯ and altered notes like ♯5 and ♯9.
Jazz Theory: Day Two
Label the following chords using jazz chords symbols.
Jazz Theory: Day Three
Voice lead the following progressions. Remember to spell notes enharmonically when necessary. In the first example, use “close” voicing, keeping all the upper notes as close together as possible. In the second example, use Root–3rd–7th or Root–7th–3rd always for the lowest three voices, then realize the rest of the lead sheet symbol with the upper two parts (“spread” voicing). Use Root–3rd–6th for 6th chords and Root–4th–7th for sus chords. You may need to omit the 5th to maintain five parts throughout.
Jazz Theory: Day Four
Jazz Theory: Day Five
List the appropriate scale for the each chord by writing the chord tones then filling in the gaps. Avoid writing consecutive half steps and augmented seconds when constructing the scale.