Jazz Glossary

A comprehensive, quick-reference guide for common chords, scales, and terms used in jazz

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Glossary Introduction
1 min
How To Use Living Notation
Workbook
1.58 MB
Scales
Major Scale 🎼
Dorian Scale 🎼
Dominant Scale 🎼
Lydian Scale 🎼
Phrygian Scale 🎼
Melodic Minor Scale 🎼
Altered Scale 🎼
Lydian Dominant Scale 🎼
Bebop Scale 🎼
Major Bebop Scale 🎼
Minor Bebop Scale 🎼
Pentatonic Scale and Its Relative Minor Pentatonic Scale 🎼
Minor 6 Pentatonic Scale 🎼
Half Whole Diminished Scale 🎼
Whole Half Diminished Scale 🎼
Whole Tone Scale 🎼
Chromatic Scale 🎼
Chords and Voicings
Major Triad 🎼
Major 7th 🎼
Major 9th 🎼
Major 13th 🎼
Major 6/9 🎼
Major 7th (#11) 🎼
Minor Triad 🎼
Minor 7th 🎼
Minor 9th 🎼
Minor 11th 🎼
Minor 13th 🎼
Minor 6th 🎼
Minor (Maj7) 🎼
Dominant 7th 🎼
Dominant 9th 🎼
Dominant 13th 🎼
Dominant 7th (#11) 🎼
Dominant 7th (b9) 🎼
Dominant 7th Alt. 🎼
Augmented Triad 🎼
Diminished Triad 🎼
Diminished 7th 🎼
Half Diminished 🎼
Audio Versions of Lessons
Major Scale
1 min
Dorian Scale
2 mins
Dominant Scale
2 mins
Lydian Scale
2 mins
Phrygian Scale
2 mins
Melodic Minor Scale
2 mins
Altered Scale
2 mins
Lydian Dominant Scale
2 mins
Bebop Scale
1 min
Major Bebop Scale
1 min
Minor Bebop Scale
1 min
Pentatonic Scale and Its Relative Minor Pentatonic Scale
3 mins
Minor 6 Pentatonic Scale
1 min
Half Whole Diminished Scale
2 mins
Whole Half Diminished Scale
3 mins
Whole Tone Scale
1 min
Chromatic Scale
1 min
Major Triad
1 min
Major 7th
1 min
Major 9th
2 mins
Major 13th
2 mins
Major 6/9
2 mins
Major 7th (#11)
2 mins
Minor Triad
1 min
Minor 7th
2 mins
Minor 9th
1 min
Minor 11th
2 mins
Minor 13th
2 mins
Minor 6th
1 min
Minor (Maj7)
1 min
Dominant 7th
1 min
Dominant 9th
1 min
Dominant 13th
2 mins
Dominant 7th (#11)
2 mins
Dominant 7th (b9)
1 min
Dominant 7th Alt.
2 mins
Augmented Triad
1 min
Diminished Triad
1 min
Diminished 7th
1 min
Half Diminished
2 mins
Simple Player Versions
Major Scale
1 min
Dorian Scale
2 mins
Dominant Scale
2 mins
Lydian Scale
2 mins
Phrygian Scale
2 mins
Melodic Minor Scale
2 mins
Altered Scale
2 mins
Lydian Dominant Scale
2 mins
Bebop Scale
1 min
Major Bebop Scale
1 min
Minor Bebop Scale
1 min
Pentatonic Scale and It's Relative Minor Pentatonic Scale
3 mins
Minor 6 Pentatonic Scale
1 min
Half Whole Diminished Scale
2 mins
Whole Half Diminished Scale
3 mins
Whole Tone Scale
1 min
Chromatic Scale
1 min
Major Triad
1 min
Major 7th
1 min
Major 9th
2 mins
Major 13th
2 mins
Major 6/9
2 mins
Major 7th (#11)
2 mins
Minor Triad
1 min
Minor 7th
2 mins
Minor 9th
1 min
Minor 11th
2 mins
Minor 13th
2 mins
Minor 6th
1 min
Minor (Maj7)
1 min
Dominant 7th
1 min
Dominant 9th
1 min
Dominant 13th
2 mins
Dominant 7th (#11)
2 mins
Dominant 7th (b9)
1 min
Dominant 7th Alt.
2 mins
Augmented Triad
1 min
Diminished Triad
1 min
Diminished 7th
1 min
Half Diminished
2 mins