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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Tamar rated it liked it Dec 31, Check out this website belowthere is tons of cool material on it. Christopher Hum rated it really liked it Dec 03, Alex Pisano rated it really liked it Sep 08, 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.

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

Review: Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony by Bert Ligon

Chester rated it it was amazing Nov 25, Trivia About Connecting Chords Books like this are as much or more about opening your ears to possibilities.

Even if you don’t know all the subtle limear, it is extremely important to know where the tonality is going.

Be the first to ask a question about Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony. The tune is in F and jarmony is an E7 11 you want to play on Thread Tools Show Printable Version.


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

RussPa53 rated it it was amazing Jul 10, Sign In to LearnJazzPiano.

I’ve just been sitting here running through outline number 1 and it’s basic variations. Sign In Email address or username.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Charles Chen rated it it was amazing Sep 06, Volume 4 is by Jeff Brent, a jazz pianist, composer, teacher, and author of “Modalogy” and other acclaimed jazz theory and education books.

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.

No trivia or quizzes yet. 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. Paperbackpages.

It’s difficult to describe. It has helped me because I never quite cjords how to connect guide tones or approach guide tones in any disciplined fashion.

Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony

Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony Not familiar with hcords book but it sounds like you’re doing it right. Chief 06 rated it really liked it Jan 08, Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony I have this book and love it. Keeps your head out of the book. It forces you to hear the relationship between everything. The time now is 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.


That includes the theory books, the technique book, and the connecting chords book. 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. Chances are, if there is a “2” to “5” movement, it is chofds that it is ii to some kind of V7.

One of my favorite books I own.

Chris Matthews rated it really liked it Jun 23, Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements. Trouble is, playing that way is unmusical, unmelodic and unswinging. Open Preview See a Problem?

You practice those favorite lines in other keys but eventually with this book you will begin to play your own lines.

Password can’t sign in! Chris Marlowe rated it it was amazing Mar 04, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Playing jazz is not a paint by the numbers exercise.