Bert Ligon: Jazz Theory Resources - Volume 1

Bert Ligon: Jazz Theory Resources - Volume 1

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Volume 1 of Bert Ligon's theory text (published in two volumes) begins by reviewing the basics - scale/chord structures, rhythms and common progressions. From there it explores topics such as Rhythm in Jazz Performance, Basic Tonal Materials, Triadic Generalization, Harmonic Substitutions & Turnarounds, Melodic Outlines, Quartal Harmony, Pentatonic Applications, common melodic outlines, and an overview of voicings.

 

Recommended for all musicians who want a more 'melodic' approach to learning to improvise without the emphasis purely on scale/chord theory.

 

Book, 316 pages