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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Chris Matthews rated it really liked it Jun 23, And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.

I guess for me I love the guys that burn the changes in 8th note bop ,bluesy, manner. Dave rated it really liked it Nov 27, 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.

Review: Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony by Bert Ligon

Chungwei Paul Liu rated it really liked it Mar 31, Is there a jazz book you’d like to have reviewed? Like any line you have to find the ones that really move you or resonate with you. You’ve got to learn your instrument. What scale is it? These are the first exercises I’ve ever hamony that have really gotten me accustomed to scales and arps in that sense rather than just playing them “out in outer space.

Landing on those strong tones makes the great sounding line and the book shows possibilities.

That’s probably the smoothest way to connect chords. Volume 3 berg 12 jazz piano exercises and explorations by the acclaimed jazz piano educator, pianist, author, and recording artist Tim Richards.


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Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony

How useful this is to you depends, of course, on your current level and your inclinations. To be sure, I do use harmpny chord-scale harmong when I want a more “vertical” feel, but to play smoothly I’m lessening my reliance on that approach. At first glance, the book seems to offer 3 frameworks for smoothly connecting ii-V7-I lines and then demonstrates the variety of ways these lunear be embellished and elaborated on.

Chief 06 rated it really liked it Jan 08, Results 1 to 20 of Books like this are as much or more about opening your ears to possibilities. The guide tones kinear root progression as alternate melodic lines round out the essential elements of a tune.

Anton Kosachev rated it it was amazing Jun 26, Books by Bert Ligon. I haromny encourage you to start a notebook with your own favorite linesplay them till you own them and can call them out anytime.

Now I almost always sense where I am. Even if you don’t know all the subtle changes, it is extremely important to know where the tonality is going. It forces you to hear the relationship between everything. Good voiceleading like this is the key to playing changes. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements.

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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. Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony I just ordered this book on Amazon, looking forward to reading it!

An interesting technique I recently found is bret derived scales native to a tune’s key sig and chords. 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.


To ask other readers questions about Connecting Chords with Linear Harmonyplease sign up. Tamar rated it liked it Dec 31, You only go around once, and this ain’t no rehearsal – Henri Selmer. Connecting Chords with Linear Lienar. Sign In to LearnJazzPiano. The chapter on embellishment enclosures, passing tones, etc has some really good info and ideas on how to fill in between the chord tones, but with an emphasis on the important chord tones, instead of running a scale.

One of my favorite books I own. He covers everything from the shape of the songs to the tricks and licks he uses hramony improvised lines to the ideas behind his lush chord voicings.

Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony

Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony Mike’s comments about the use of this book are especially important. Eric Trudel rated it really liked it Apr 10, Imagine a long melodic passage written out on staff paper limear the primary scale or arp tones printed in red, the rest of the line in black.

Check out the transcriptions too at: Kory Rogers rated it really liked it Jun 02, You get a pitch collection native to both. Keeps your head out of the book.