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I would like suggestions for good books on Jazz Harmony that are easy to understand, thorough and have readily applicable principles for compositions. Thanks.

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    Sorry, we have chosen not to discuss recommendations here. – Todd Wilcox May 19 at 3:41
  • A book I would hesitate to recommend - Mark Levine. – Tim May 19 at 6:53
  • @Tim, Mark is the author--is there a book in particular you're thinking of? I think his theory books are really great, and in general, they're extremely popular among students and teachers. – jdjazz May 19 at 8:44
  • @jdjazz - loathe to say, but Jazz theory book has many discrepancies between what he writes in words and what gets written in the music - dots and chords naming in particular. As an educational tome, things could be a lot clearer in my opinion. I know it's popular - it was recommended to me - but I regret spending money on it. – Tim May 19 at 8:48
  • @jdjazz To be clear, I think `@Tim's referring to "The Jazz Theory Book" by Mark Levine. – user45266 May 19 at 22:17

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