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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It has helped me because I never quite knew how to connect guide tones or approach guide tones in any disciplined fashion. Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony Mike’s comments about the use of this book are especially important. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife. I always knew that movement from the 7th on 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.

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Be the first to ask a question about Connecting Chords with Linear Cpnnecting. Chad rated it it was ok Dec 28, Open Preview See a Problem?

At first glance, the book seems to offer 3 frameworks for smoothly connecting ii-V7-I lines and then demonstrates the lineat of ways these can be embellished and elaborated on. Kevin O’mara rated it really liked it Oct 03, Christopher Hum rated it really liked it Dec 03, In any sense, I’m starting to work out tunes in many if not all keys.

It forces you to liyon the relationship between everything. The other part like you mentioned is keep the line 8th notes and cross bar lines.


Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony

Lines and licks don’t mean anything if you don’t know what the harmony is doing. You need to eventually hear lines that will work within your style that are from you. I don’t know itI think it’s not for sale over here. One of my favorite books I own. Haromny, it already chordss use of the great voice leading, chord tones, etc.

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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 And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail. Best Pianos for Beginners.

Books like this are as much or more about opening your ears to possibilities. JC rated it it was amazing Feb 17, Volume 3 contains 12 jazz piano exercises and explorations by the acclaimed jazz piano educator, pianist, author, and recording artist Tim Richards.

Review: Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony by Bert Ligon

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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. What’s the best way to comp? April Berry-Fletcher rated it liked it Oct 31, Charles Chen rated it it was amazing Sep 06, Trivia About Connecting Chords A study of three basic outlines used in jazz improv and composition, based on a study of hundreds of examples from great jazz artists.

Return to Book Page. At our weekly jam session, I find I know my scales most of them well enough to play something over everything. The guide tones and root progression as alternate melodic lines round out the essential elements of a tune. 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.


Review: Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony by Bert Ligon

RussPa53 rated it it was amazing Jul 10, It’s difficult to describe. 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.

Hopefully making sense heretrying to say this book will get you constructing those bop flavored kind of lines. Lists with This Book. Originally Posted by toughtenor. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. You’ve got to learn your instrument.

Jazz piano education is through the ears, but books like this can help. 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.

I guess the reall trick is learning to flesh out the basic quarter note outlines with passing notes, chromatic approaches etc, to extend these to the longer ii-V7-I. Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements. The time now is