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If you're a jazz musician, you should be able to answer these questions. Music theory, musicianship, and other areas are covered.

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The third mode of the jazz/melodic minor scale
Chord quality often represented by V7
Name this scale: 1 2 3 4 5 6 b7 7
Bebop innovator who was nicknamed 'Byrd'
A minor scale with a raised 7th degree
A scale made up of alternating half steps and whole steps (starting with a half step)
The opening track on 'Kind of Blue' that paved the way for modal tunes
A minor scale with a raised 6th and 7th degree
Common practice between musicians that involves improvising for 4 bars before letting another player improvise for 4 bars
A new melody composed over familiar harmonic changes - examples are Countdown > Tune Up, and Ornithology > How High the Moon
This scale is comprised of 6 whole steps
Rhythms occurring in unexpected spots are said to be...
Perhaps the most famous jazz musician, leader on 'Kind of Blue'
'Dorian b2' is the ______ mode of the jazz/melodic minor scale
The seventh mode of the major scale
Another common name for a minor7b5 chord
This term is called out on a gig at the end of a tune to let everybody know the final few bars will be repeated, usually 3 times
Another name for a tune's melody, played twice at the start and the ending
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Dm7 - G7 - Cmaj7 turned into Dm7 - Db7 - Cmaj7 is an example of a...
Popular jazz guitarist known to play with his thumb and for using octaves in his improvisation
A common song form using I7, IV7 and V7
Name this scale: 1 2 3 #4 5 6 b7
Imaj7 - vi7 - ii7 - V7 is a common chord progression known as...
A scale made up of alternating minor 3rds and half steps
Coltrane composition often referred to as the most difficult jazz tune to improvise over, utilizing different cycles of keys that are a major 3rd apart
Most of the time, classical music uses straight eighth notes while jazz uses ______ eighth notes
A chord with an omitted 3rd, usually replaced by a 4th or 9th
The second mode of the major scale
Dominant chord with any combination of #/b 5 and #/b 9
This scale is comprised of consecutive half-steps
The number of bars in a typical blues progression
Beat numbers where the 'pocket' is felt in swing
A scale made up of alternating whole steps and half steps (starting with a whole step)
Term for a chord progression at the end of a tune that sets up the top of the next chorus
The fifth mode of the major scale
A book containing handwritten charts of hundreds of frequently played jazz tunes, previously unpublished and technically illegal to own

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