This book contains essential pieces of jazz vocabulary as well as important exercises that all pertain to major seventh chords. The melodic ideas in this book are derived from transcriptions of some of the great jazz improvisers and the exercises represent are some of the crucial sequences and patterns most great musicians – classical or jazz – work on at some point in their career. This book is intended for jazz improvisers and composers who aim to broaden their palette of musical expression and eloquence, improve their technique, explore new possibilities, and work on their reading level. The main categories of material in this book are licks, scale sequences, embellishments of the major triad, pentatonic permutations, diatonic intervals, diatonic triads, diatonic seventh chords, and diatonic hexachords.

100 Essential Ideas and Exercises for Major 7th Chords