Haverstick’s first book, “The Form of No Forms,” was written in 1984, and covers Western music theory from basic scales and chords, to complex jazz progressions, modes, and polytonal concepts. His most recent offering, “19 Tones:A New Beginning,” is a look at the 19 tone equal tempered system, it’s relation to the 12 tone eq system, and how they are both approximations of the ratios of the Harmonic Series.
“Neil has opened a door for students to go beyond the academics of playing into the purpose of music…to get the most out of themselves. A real book!” Joe Pass
“Very clear, comprehensive approach to jazz theory, all done in an orderly, detailed fashion…a great book.” Tommy Tedesco
“You have a very excellent book here, one that’s long overdue.” Howard Roberts
“…ingenious paraphrases of Zen metaphors applied to music.” Cadence Magazine