Connecting chords with Linear harmony by Bert Ligon. Hi Folks, Probably like some of you I received a number of jazz related books/references. Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony book by Bert Ligon to learn genuine improvisation. Read lessons, techniques and more. Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony has 63 ratings and 0 reviews. (Jazz Book). A study of three basic outlines used in jazz improv and.

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You practice those favorite lines in other keys but eventually with this book you will begin to play your own lines. Thread Tools Show Printable Version. Anton Kosachev rated it it was amazing Jun 26, What’s the best way to comp? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

I have seen some of his other books and can say that they are thorough, well written, and contain very detailed information. Chad rated it it was ok Dec 28, Chief 06 rated it really liked it Jan 08, Lines and licks don’t mean anything if you don’t know what the harmony is doing.

Originally Posted by DanPerezSax. Many of reviews I see have some common threads, the most common being that it is one of the best introductions to modern improvisation out there. Lists with This Book. Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony. He covers everything from the shape of the songs to the tricks and licks he uses in improvised lines to the ideas behind his lush chord voicings. Joe Zuech rated it it was amazing Apr 09, Christopher Hum rated it really liked it Dec 03, They may be fragments of these original lines but you’ll begin to make them your own.


Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony Don’t know the book Dog Pants, but is he showing you what “guide tones” are and how to use them? The patterns are designed to accustom the player to resolving guide tones b7 to 3 and 9 to bertt and, after learning the simple patterns, to begin integrating melodic devices enclosure, chromatic approaches into the patterns to make them more musically interesting. Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements.

An interesting technique I recently found is using derived scales native ilgon a tune’s key sig and chords. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Then, you practice, practice, practice. Kevin O’mara rated it really liked it Oct hamony, Spell it out with Roman numerals if it is helpful. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

In any event, have a look at the materials at his site. You get a pitch collection native to both. Best Pianos for Beginners. Kory Rogers rated it really liked it Jun 02, But the point is well taken.

Tim lion the well known “Exploring Jazz Piano” and “Improvising Blues Piano” books and has several others to his name.

Review: Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony by Bert Ligon

Return to Book Page. A study of three basic outlines used in jazz improv and composition, based on a study of hundreds of examples from great jazz artists. To be sure, I do use a chord-scale approach when I want a more “vertical” feel, but to play smoothly I’m lessening my reliance on that approach.

Results 1 to 20 of Alex Pisano rated it really liked it Sep 08, It focuses on ii-V-I’s. A study of three basic outlines used in jazz improv and composition, based on a study of hundreds of examples from great jazz artists. I also try to learn and incorporate licks and phrases I like since they often especially by the masters exhibit the effective use of the above techniques guide tones, voice leading, etc.


You can download the patterns I think there are actually 4, not 3; if you get the book, contact me and I’ll send you lineaf Finale files and try working with them a bit.

I’ll do as you suggest and start a notebook. Volume 2 has 14 jazz piano exercises and tricks of the trade, and quite a bit of it is Calypso jazz piano related material, including some Monty Alexander and Michel Ligom style grooves. Here is an unsolicited review from our forums from “dnarkosis” I’ve used this book for some time now and have found it enormously useful. The other part like you mentioned is keep the line 8th notes and harmkny bar lines. April Berry-Fletcher rated it liked it Oct 31, Volume 3 contains 12 jazz piano exercises and explorations by the acclaimed jazz piano educator, pianist, author, and recording artist Tim Richards.

Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony

Once you ligno the harmony and melody in one key, work it through the other keys. After absorbing this material some I am able to come up with what I call my own lines even though it’s all public domain.

These are the first exercises I’ve ever done that have really gotten me accustomed to scales and arps in that sense rather than just playing them “out in outer space.