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Sites which provide theory and other educational material.   Some provide free downloads and are useful for students and others involved in the educational process

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     The Jazz Resource
Some information on Jazz Theory, Album Reviews, and Playing Tips.   A little light on notation but its heart is in the right place.
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     Sher Music Company
Chuck Sher's company publishes a superb range of legal 'Real' books and educational material, including Mark Levine's Jazz Theory.   When you visit the site, we exhort you to read Chuck's passionate essay 'On Piracy'.
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     Music Students
A play and hear website with free downloads of some interesting jazz exercises for all standards, from beginners upwards.   Midi accompaniment is included.
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     Learn Jazz Piano
Some useful tips on jazz piano and a lively comment forum on the website information.
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     A Passion For Jazz
A mix of free educational material and a commercial content, selling jazz theory books and CDs.
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     University of Wisconsin
Very readable guidance and notes from the university's course on jazz improvisation.   Audio clips (with animation) are available.
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     Cal Poly State University
Some instructional material on improvisation and arranging.
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     Berklee College of Music
Provides free educational material with the aim of inducing you to attend a Berklee course.
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