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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Kevin O’mara rated it really liked it Oct 03, At our weekly jam session, I find Berr know my scales most of them well enough to play something over everything. Tim wrote the well known “Exploring Jazz Piano” and “Improvising Blues Piano” books and has several others to his name.

A study of three basic outlines used in jazz improv and composition, based on a study of hundreds of examples from great jazz artists.

It has helped me because I never quite knew how to connect guide tones or approach guide tones in any disciplined fashion.

Lists with This Book. Understanding how it works will give you the ability to develop your own vocabulary that works hqrmony instead of just parrotting others. Once you get these basic forms under your fingers, it can get bet sophisticated very quickly, but always with purpose, e. The patterns are designed to accustom the player to resolving guide tones b7 to 3 and 9 to 5 and, after learning the simple patterns, to begin integrating melodic devices enclosure, chromatic approaches into the patterns to make them more musically interesting.

What makes sense to play over the V7 depends on where it’s going. You practice those favorite lines in other keys but eventually with this book you will begin to play your own lines.


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. Like ilnear line you have to find the liton that really move you or resonate with you. I’ll do as you suggest and start a notebook. Sign In Email address or username.

Review: Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony by Bert Ligon

Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. Chances are, if there is a “2” to “5” movement, it is likely that it is ii to some kind of V7. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife. JC rated it it was amazing Feb 17, Playing jazz is not a paint by the numbers exercise. Check out the transcriptions too at: The time now is April Berry-Fletcher rated it liked it Oct 31, Chris Matthews rated it really liked it Jun 23, Do not let the simplicity of the outlines fool you.

Be the first to ask a question about Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony. And, it already makes use of the great voice leading, chord tones, etc.

Review: Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony by Bert Ligon

Charles Chen rated it it was amazing Sep 06, 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?

But the point is well taken. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This has helped me create my own favorite lines that I write down in my own notebook.


It focuses on ii-V-I’s. I have developed 4 variations for each pattern based on some of his suggestions octave displacement, etc. Paperbackpages.

Simon Gilchrist rated it it was amazing Mar 05, I like to think of Stella by Starlight as starting out in the 4m7 b5moving to it’s V7, then to ii, then V7, etc You only go around once, and this ain’t no rehearsal – Henri Selmer.

Password can’t linnear in! I haven’t had a chance barmony go through this book yet but I’ve heard about it from a lot of different people. Chief 06 rated it really liked it Jan 08, The soft and despicable other side of this rather nasty coin is where everything unintelligible is automatically invested with significance by culture vultures.

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In this book Lign shares detailed analysis of transcriptions of live performances. Volume 2 has 14 jazz piano exercises and tricks of the trade, and quite a bit of it is Calypso jazz piano related ligln, including some Monty Alexander and Michel Camilo style grooves. You get a pitch collection native to both. If I am able to take a look at this one at some point I’ll post my own thoughts, but in essence, it sounds like this is a good book to have on your shelf. I don’t know itI think it’s not for sale over here.