Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony book by Bert Ligon to learn genuine improvisation. Read lessons, techniques and more. I haven’t had a chance to go through this book yet but I’ve heard about it from a lot of different people. Not just this book, but others by Bert Ligon. Many of. Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony by Bert Ligon, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony

Volume 2 has 14 jazz piano exercises and tricks of the chrds, and quite a bit of conecting is Calypso jazz piano related material, including some Monty Alexander and Michel Camilo style grooves.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Knowing the roots will help you fill in the 3rds, 5ths and 7ths. Playing jazz is not a paint by the numbers exercise. 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. It really does help change your perspective and played as 8th notes, also provide many variations to use on one bar ii-V7’s.

Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. The soft and despicable other side of this rather livon coin is where everything unintelligible is automatically invested with significance by culture vultures. Chungwei Paul Liu rated it really liked it Mar 31, That includes the theory books, the technique book, and the connecting chords book.

Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony Check out this http: The other part like you mentioned is keep the line 8th notes and cross bar lines. Password can’t sign in! Once you learn the harmony and melody in one key, work it through the other keys.

All times are GMT. Volume 1 of this educational jazz piano book contains 15 jazz piano exercises, tricks, and other interesting jazz piano techniques, voicings, grooves, and ideas Scot Ranney enjoys playing. Thread Tools Show Printable Version. I haven’t had livon chance to go through this book yet but I’ve heard about it from a lot of different people. I guess for me I love the guys that burn the changes in 8th note bop ,bluesy, manner.


In this book Jeff shares detailed analysis of transcriptions of live performances.

Keeps your head out of the book. A cool bass player told me one time that some lines that are hip won’t resonate with you even if they are a trane line whatever.

The guide tones and root progression as alternate melodic lines round out the essential elements of a tune. Kory Rogers rated it really liked it Jun 02, The patterns are designed to accustom the player to resolving guide tones b7 ljnear 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.

Kevin O’mara rated it really liked it Oct 03, Joe Zuech rated it it was amazing Apr 09, Want to Read saving…. Brian Carr rated it really liked it Aug 08, What scale is it? Books like this are as much or more about opening your ears to possibilities. Connecitng rated it it was ok Dec 28, At our weekly jam session, I find I know my scales most of them well enough to play something over everything.

I have this book and love it.

Review: Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony by Bert Ligon

You practice those favorite lines in other keys but eventually vhords this book you will begin to play your own lines. The result is that — if I may describe it thus — I can “see” or “sense” the actual primary scale notes or arp notes, as it were, printed in “red” against the background of the rest of the line printed in “black” — if that makes sense.


Results 1 to 20 of Conneccting any sense, I’m starting to work out tunes in many if not all keys. Hopefully making sense heretrying to say this book will get you constructing those bop flavored kind of lines.

Tamar rated it liked it Dec 31, Originally Posted by toughtenor.

Like any line you have to find the ones that really move you or resonate with you. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.

Originally Posted by Mike Cesati. Chris Marlowe rated it it was amazing Mar 04, Mark Bosko rated it conecting it Nov 23, You’ve got to learn your instrument. I think many times this derived scale approach will result in a typical chord-scale relationship, but not always. I always knew that movement from the 7th hzrmony the II chord to the 3rd of the V chord or the 7th on the V chord to the 3rd on the I chord was the strongest way to spell out the harmony on II V lines.

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. These are bwrt 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. Return to Book Page. Eric Trudel rated it really liked it Apr 10, After absorbing this material some I am able to come up with what I call my own lines even ligom it’s all public domain.

Chief 06 rated it really liked it Jan 08,