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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Any help greatly appreciated. No homework help on specific assignments. I would give those a look as well. 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. Forums 40 TopicsPosts 2, Members 91, I can easily say the same thing about theory- I also didn’t understand a lot about chords and voice leading until i learned it on piano as well.

Been through approximately half of Jazzology. I’ve enjoyed the approach it has.

Bert Ligon: Jazz Theory Resources – Volume 1

Includes hundreds of examples and exercises”. Ear training apps and websites here! I would like to self learn jazz and am looking for a recommendation on the best way to go about doing It. Be civil and constructive. It is against the Academic Honesty Policy of most schools and courses. Mechanical and computed, and not musical and artistic enough.

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There are multiple reasons why someone might prefer to get an answer from reddit instead. His other book, connecting chords with linear harmony is a good, resojrces against scale thinking.

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Most Online 15, Mar 21st, 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. Please Support Our Advertisers. Help improve my ear and vocabulary! The Jazz Theory book by Mark Levine is a very well written, and easy to read, with lots of visual examples. Subscribe Piano World PianoSupplies. It seems kind of overcomplicated to me.

Great resource for basic charts, play-alongs, and ear training as it makes you learn the Heads by war. I haven’t got a clue where to start for improvisation, but assume you should start on phrases over s. Which Bert Ligon book is best for studying improvisation? Transcribing tunes and solos is really important. AdminGlobal ModMod. 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.

Bert Ligon’s two volume set, “Jazz Theory Resources”, is a recommended purchase.

I don’t like the coursers thing. 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. His third book, “Comprehensive Technique for Jazz Musicians”, is more of an exercise book.

Please know that Wikipedia is especially bad for music theory topics. Another book, “Connecting Chords With Linear Harmony”, is, perhaps, more of what you are looking for. Learn standards, use a fake book to help you with it but try to learn it by ear first. 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.


How can you think like that at bpm? Some have considered it especially useful for arrangers. He also has a jazz piano book that’s top notch.

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Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Jazzology is a good alternative, a bit of a lighter read but still covers everything. Help keep the forums up and running with a donationany amount is appreciated!

This book is focused on outlines. I find it too Happy New Year ! Become a Redditor and liogn to one of thousands of communities.