Lesson materials

At DJAM we work with self-composed lesson materials. If you study at DJAM you have to acquire the lesson materials according to your course package. All lesson materials are in Dutch language.

The DJAM lesson materials can also be acquired by people who are not studying at DJAM. If you are interested please get in touch with our office.

All audio tracks are available as downloads in MP3 format via the DJAM student site (part of our digital lesson materials).

Below is a list of all available DJAM lesson materials:

Thema's en oefeningen (book) and audio tracks

In the combo and improvisation classes of levels 1, 2, 3 and with the main subject, specially written pieces and/or jazz standards are covered, suitable for the respective levels.  These can be found as lead sheets in the books "Thema's en oefeningen", augmented with examples for accompaniment.

In addition to the sheet music, you will also find accompanying improvisation exercises for topics as:
• rhythm: sounds for rhythm, legato phrasing, rhythms and melodic interpretation, riffs
• melody: exercises with motives, dealing with intervals
• harmony: modes, chord diagrams, guide tone lines, chord scales.

For all pieces and some exercises there are audio tracks to practice at home. The audio tracks can be downloaded from the DJAM student site (part of the digital lesson materials).

There are 5 books available per level (in C-version and for transposing instruments):
• C instruments (piano, guitar, vocals etc)
• Bb instruments (tenor sax)
• Bb trumpet
• Eb instruments (alto and baritone sax)
• F key (bass and trombone)

Use the following link to download and listen to a sample of play-a-long track "F-Blues": mp3 (533 KB)

Thema's en oefeningen, level 1

Thema's en oefeningen, level 2

Thema's en oefeningen, level 3

Lesmaterial theorie

This book contains relevant music-theory material necessary for theory and improvisation classes, and also in extend for main subject and combo. It will be used in all DJAM levels. The book contains 230 pages.

PDF samples:


Dicteepakket (vol. 1, audiotracks and vol. 2, a book)

Dicteepakket (book, 35 pages)

The Dicteepakket (book and audiotracks) contains harmonic dictation exercises, i.e., intervals, three- and four part harmony, cadences and chord progressions. It is meant to be used for self-study for ear training purposes.

PDF samples:



DJAM provides a special study CD containing original recordings of a great number of Jazz standards which are dealt with in the lessons. Also provided is a list of all the musicians involved.