Jazz Theory Resources. Volume 2. Series: Jazz Book. Publisher: Houston Publishing, Inc. Composer: Bert Ligon. Jazz Theory Resources is a jazz theory text in. I am thinking about getting a theory book. I already have Mark Levine’s The Jazz Theory book I want to have one more jazz theory book and I. vii INTRODUCTION I. REVIEW of BASIC THEORY MATERIALS 1 Chromatic Scale 2 Intervals and Inversions 3 Major Scale Construction 4 Minor Scale.

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Think of it as a Hanon for your instrument. Disagreements and discussion are great, but hostility, insults, and so on aren’t. The above-listed resources ttheory a thousand times more reliable! Along the same lines, don’t just tell someone to Google the answer. Bert Ligon’s two volume set, “Jazz Theory Resources”, is a recommended purchase.

His third book, “Comprehensive Technique for Jazz Musicians”, is more of an exercise book.

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Jazzology is a good alternative, a bit of a lighter read but still covers everything. Most Online 15, Mar 21st, I recommend them all, including those of Mark Levine. I found the outlines became really useful when I figured out how to extend their length to double so they last for a full measure of eight notes instead of just two beats when in eighth notes as shown thoughout most of his book.


Includes hundreds of examples and exercises”. Any help greatly appreciated.

Help keep the forums up and running with a donationany amount is appreciated! His other book, connecting chords with linear harmony is jaaz good, remedy against scale thinking. Submit a new text post. Forums 40 TopicsPosts 2, Members 91, I find this way of approaching it is more of a game changer for guitar than piano, but this is the best jazz resource i’ve ever seen.

Hi, I’m just wondering which book out of “Jazz Theory Resources” and “Comprehensive Technique for Jazz Musicians” is more aimed at the subject of improvisation.

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Want to add to the discussion? Its subtitle is “A Study of three basic outlines used in jazz improvisation and composition, based on a study of hundreds of examples from great jazz artists. Please Pass It On! Subscribe Piano World PianoSupplies. Learn standards, use a fake book to help you with it but try to learn it by ear first.

It seems kind of overcomplicated to me. Please know that Wikipedia is especially bad pigon music theory topics.

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Great resource for basic charts, play-alongs, and ear training as it makes you learn the Heads by war. I don’t like the coursers thing. Which Bert Ligon book is best for studying improvisation?


This book is focused on outlines. Transcribing tunes and solos is really important. I find it too New Topics – Multiple Forums. A few simple tunes to start on: I found that I didn’t really understand most of the theory until I was able to play it on the piano I’m a saxophonist by trade.

There are multiple reasons why someone might prefer to get an answer from reddit instead. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Yes – I found “Connecting Chords With Linear Harmony” to be resourcces useful – a different and very helpful approach to improvisation.

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He also has a jazz piano book that’s top notch. Be civil and constructive. It’s important that we get such posts taken down ASAP, so in addition to reporting, please message the mods if you see someone breaking Rule 2. It is against the Academic Honesty Policy of most schools and courses. How can you think like that at bpm? Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities.