While Chord Scale Theory can be useful, it leaves substance—what to play—entirely up to the student to figure out for him/herself.
Linear Jazz Improvisation Method supplies not only the methodology for how to focus your practicing of improvising on the essential elements of the specific tune at hand,
LJI also supplies the actual substance of what to play and how to develop it in your personal style through the focused practicing of specific vocabulary.
Learn just 4 key elements
Melody. Guide-tone lines. Root Progression. Melodic Rhythm. Every composition is made up of these 4 essential elements—the building blocks of jazz improvisation. Find out how to identify and reduce them, and then systematically apply the 10 LJI Targeting Groups to them—on any song.
I have come to the conclusion that there are two types of jazz pros: those that are unable to explain what they do, and those that are able, but unwilling, to reveal trade secrets. Ed Byrne is in the unique category of a jazz pro who both knows what he is doing, and is willing to share.
Stu Hesley, guitarist
Linear Jazz Improvisation Method by Ed Byrne constitutes a monumental development in Jazz Pedagogy.
Dr. Jonny Johansson, 9-string guitarist
Focus on the song
You’re a musician. You want to play music. So why are you spending hours practicing scales? With Linear Jazz Improvisation, you quickly begin work on improvising well-known jazz standards, using free Finale sound files to practice with. It makes more sense—and it’s a lot more fun.
Build on your success
The Linear Jazz Improvisation method grows as you do. Start with Book 1 to gain an understanding of the concepts. Then follow the series into a progressively deeper exploration of jazz improvisation principles and techniques. And with free e-mail support at any time, you’ll get even more tips to keep you moving ahead and sharpening your skills.
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