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Jazz Improvisation: The Goal-Note Method - By Shelton Berg. For All Instruments.  Jazz Improvisation Method. Published by Kendor Music Inc

Intended as a programmed text for a 2-4 term improvisation course, the approach is consonance-based, emphasizing structural pitches and harmonic considerations as opposed to scale-derived melody. Starting with the fundamentals, it progresses through to advanced principles, covering all the principal aspects of jazz improvisation on the way.

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Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony - By Bert Ligon. For All Instruments.  8.5x11 inches. 150 pages.

A study of three basic outlines used in Jazz improvisation and composition, based on a study of hundreds of examples from great Jazz artists.

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Comprehensive Technique for Jazz Musicians - By Bert Ligon. For All Instruments.  9x12 inches. 328 pages.

An incredible presentation of the most practical exercises an aspiring jazz student could want. All are logically interwoven with fine 'real world' examples from jazz to classical. This book is an essential anthology of technical, compositional and theoretical exercises, with lots of musical examples.

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