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Jazz Theory and History and Critically
Acclaimed Jazz Books

Ted Pease Distinguished Professor, (retired) Berklee College of Music If you love jazz, you have come to the right place. My goal is to share with you forty years of my experiences teaching jazz composition, jazz arranging, and jazz history at Berklee.

Now that I am retired, I hope to use the Internet to renew old friendships and to establish new ones in a mutual celebration of this treasured art form.

For Jazz Educators

I'll share ideas with you
with respect to teaching strategies and materials.
I will offer lesson plans for those of you who are starting a jazz program.

Click here to learn more about my resources for teaching jazz composition and arranging, as well as details regarding lesson plans, clinics, and
curriculum consultation.

For Jazz Students

I'll share my knowledge of the intricacies involved with jazz composition and arranging. You'll have the opportunity to learn at basic, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Click here to learn more about my jazz composition book and the definitive text for contemporary jazz arranging.

Bring Berklee into your home with Berkleemusic, the online Extension
School of Berklee College of Music

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Jazz Composition: Theory and Practice
"A monumental work. Finally a book that really addresses the subject of jazz composition. Should be in EVERY theory classroom and not just jazz."
- John La Barbera, Composer and Arranger/ Associate Professor, University of Louisville

Modern Jazz Voicings
Ken Pullig, co-author
“A no-nonsense, meat and potatoes source of basic and not-so-basic information about everything relating to jazz writing - covers several courses worth of information.”
- Kenny Werner, pianist, composer, author of Effortless Mastery

To read a sample chapter and purchase online, click here.