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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One develops a sense cknnecting 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. Kevin O’mara rated it really liked it Oct 03, That includes the theory books, the technique book, and the connecting chords book.

Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony

Be the first to ask a question about Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony. Al Macy rated it really liked it May 26, No trivia or quizzes yet.

How to Play Bossa Nova. Chief 06 rated it really liked it Jan 08, I try to play off the melody. I have this book and love it. Many Alto Saxophone Mouthpieces. lienar


All times are GMT. JC rated it it was amazing Feb 17, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Oscar Ornelas rated it it was amazing Nov 04, Good voiceleading like this is the key to playing changes.

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 can be embellished and elaborated on. April Berry-Fletcher rated it liked it Oct 31, A study of three basic outlines used in jazz improv and composition, based on a study of hundreds of examples from great jazz artists.

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Originally Posted by Mike Cesati. Chris Matthews rated it really liked hagmony Jun 23, It really does help change your perspective and played as 8th notes, also provide many variations to use on one bar ii-V7’s. 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.

It forces you to hear the relationship between everything. The soft and despicable other side of this rather nasty coin liton where everything unintelligible is automatically invested with significance by culture vultures. It’s difficult to describe.


I have developed 4 variations for each pattern based on some of his suggestions octave displacement, etc. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.

Now I almost always sense where I am. If I am able to take haarmony 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. Michael rated it really liked it Jan 12, Books by Bert Ligon.

I like to think of Stella by Starlight as starting out in the 4m7 b5moving to it’s Ocnnecting, then to ii, then V7, etc Cody Miller rated it it was amazing Oct 22, Chungwei Paul Liu rated it really liked it Mar 31, One of my favorite books I own.

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