From the back of the book:
“Anyone with basic keyboard skills can dig right in and begin learning jazz right away. Spanning from the major scale and basic triad theory all the way through 7th chords, pentatonic scales and modulating chord progressions, this book features a full etude or tune demonstrating every new concept introduced. Beginning Jazz Keyboard breaks the age-old tradition of dry, intimidating and confusing Jazz books, and provides an actual step-by-step and enjoyable method for learning to play in this style.”


Chapter 1 – Review
Topics Include: Rhythm and Time Signature; Intervals; Key Signatures; Circle of 5ths; Major and Minor Scales

Chapter 2 – Intro to Harmony
Topics Include: Triads; Inversions and Voicing; Diatonic Harmony; Chord Progressions and Chord Function; Lead Sheets; Minor Key Harmony; Basic Blues Progression

Chapter 3 – Feel, Scales and Soloing
Topics Include: Style; Swing Feel; Soloing With the Major Scale, Major Pentatonic, Minor Pentatonic and Blues Scales; Syncopation; Embellishing a Melody; 2 and 4 – the backbeat

Chapter 4 – Intro to Four-Note Chords
Topics Include: 7th and 6th Chords; Inversions of 7th and 6th Chords; Major and Minor Diatonic Harmony With 7th and 6th Chords

Chapter 5 – Voicing 7th Chords
Topics Include: Voice Leading; Lead Sheets with 7th Chords; Shell Voicings; Bebop-Style Left Hand Voicings; Rootless Left-Hand Voicigs; Rootless Shell Voicings; Comping

Chapter 6 – Scales and Soloing, Part Two
Topics Include: Harmonic Analysis; Choosing Between Natural and Harmonic Minor; Progressions With Modulations; Memorizing Changes; Transposing Changes

Chapter 7 – More Soloing
Topics Include: Melodic Scale Patterns; Arpeggios; Mixing Up the Elements

Chapter 8 – Afterword
Topics Include: Ear Training; Types of Keyboards; Tunes; Suggested Listening