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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Originally Posted by toughtenor. Chris Marlowe rated it it was amazing Mar 04, Christopher Hum rated it really liked it Dec 03, Knowing the roots will help you fill in the 3rds, 5ths and 7ths. 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. Alex Pisano rated it really liked it Sep 08, If you sit at a keyboard and play through the changes, altering the dominant 7th chords, you’ll find that the best alterations are the notes that carry over to the next chord.

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 hagmony Michel Camilo style grooves. Chances are, if there is a “2” to “5” movement, it is likely conmecting it is ii to some kind of V7.

Sign In Email address or username. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife. The guide chordss and root progression as alternate melodic lines round out the essential elements of a tune. One develops a sense for where one is inside a longer melodic line — and that has been very valuable to me, since I normally felt I was just “somewhere” in the scale or arp.

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If I am able to take a look at this one harmomy some point I’ll post my own thoughts, but in essence, it sounds like this is a good book to have on your shelf. The soft and despicable other side of this rather nasty coin is where everything unintelligible is automatically invested with significance by culture vultures. What makes sense to play over the V7 depends on where it’s going.

Al Macy rated it really liked it May 26, Lists with This Book. Do not barmony the simplicity of the outlines fool you. You need to eventually hear lines that will work within your style that are from you. The tune is in F and there is an E7 11 you want to play chorcs How to Play Bossa Nova.

Want to Read saving…. 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 some Finale files and try working with them a bit. Open Preview See hamony Problem?

Review: Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony by Bert Ligon

I was looking for something to help me play through the chords rather than chord to chord. 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 fhords guide tones, voice leading, etc.

Connecying got to learn your instrument. In any sense, I’m starting to work out tunes in many if not all keys. I guess for me I love the guys that burn the changes in 8th note bop ,bluesy, manner.


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

Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony

Understanding how it works will give you the ability to develop your own vocabulary that works musically instead of just parrotting others. How to Reharmonise a song. Originally Posted by bob3dsf. It really does help change your perspective and played as 8th notes, also provide many variations to use on one bar ii-V7’s. A study of three basic outlines used in jazz improv and composition, based on a study cpnnecting hundreds of examples from great jazz artists.

Eric Trudel rated it really liked it Apr 10, And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.

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