A passionate compendium of wit, wisdom and sheer down to earth practicality. Even complete beginners will find everything they need here. One of the very few seminal contributions to jazz theory to emerge from the UK, this book with its clear, modular approach has opened musical doors and enhanced the understanding and development of thousands of musicians since the first edition was published in 1985. Conrad Cork has now re-written and expanded this classic text. Even non-musicians can use it.