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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Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony by Bert Ligon

To be sure, I do use a chord-scale approach when I want lineag more “vertical” feel, but to play smoothly I’m lessening my reliance on that approach. All times are GMT. Thread Tools Show Printable Version. How useful this is to you depends, of course, on your current level and your inclinations. What scale is it? 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 hqrmony running a scale.

It forces you to hear the relationship between everything. Dave rated it really liked it Nov 27, Refresh and try again.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. That includes the theory books, the technique book, and the connecting chords book. If I am able to take a look connedting 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.


Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements. Some lines just say what you hear. I think many times this derived scale approach will result in a typical chord-scale relationship, but not always.

Kristin Madison rated it it was amazing Oct 20, 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.

Chris Marlowe rated it it was amazing Mar 04, Chungwei Paul Liu rated it really liked it Mar 31, Originally Posted by toughtenor. Chad rated it it was ok Dec 28, The soft and despicable other side of this rather nasty coin is where everything unintelligible is automatically invested with significance by culture vultures.

Review: Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony by Bert Ligon

Mark Bosko rated it liked it Nov 23, Anton Kosachev rated it it was amazing Jun 26, Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony I have this book and love it. Once you learn the harmony and melody in one key, work it through the other keys.

Berg have seen some of his other books and can say that they are thorough, well written, and contain very detailed information. Simon Gilchrist rated it it was amazing Mar 05, A study of three basic outlines used in jazz improv and composition, based on a study of hundreds of examples from great jazz artists.


Check out the transcriptions too at: These chrods 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 makes sense to play over the V7 depends on where it’s going. How to Reharmonise a song. It has helped me because I never quite knew how to connect guide tones or approach guide tones in any disciplined fashion.

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.

Review: Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony by Bert Ligon

This has helped me create my own favorite lines connectibg I write down in my own notebook. I’ll do as you suggest and start a notebook.

Hopefully making sense heretrying to say this book will get you constructing those bop flavored kind of lines. The guide tones and root progression as alternate melodic lines round out the essential elements of a tune.

At our weekly jam session, I find I know my scales most of them donnecting enough to play something over everything. Chkrds rated it really liked it Jan 12, Good voiceleading like this is the key to playing changes.