The "Jazz Chord/Scale Handbook"
provides a concise yet comprehensive
reference source for chord/scale theory.
This is not a "how to" book, but rather a
systemized guide to identifying, organizing,
and understanding the relationships
between virtually all the common (and
uncommon) scale/chord relationships used
in jazz improvisation and composition.
Based on the principle of harmonic
systems, the handbook organizes all the
modes of major, melodic and harmonic
minor, harmonic major, as well as nine
different symmetric scales, various
pentatonic scales, the blues scale(s) and
more. Most importantly, each scale is
presented with appropriate modal and
functional chord voicings, information
about common usage, and examples from
the recorded jazz literature.