The line cliche is a well worn reharmonization device that creates the illusion of harmonic progression over a single chord. Start using this technique in your playing by watching this lesson to learn what a line cliche is, how to use it and how to improvise over it.
Practice Session 1 - Play the Lesson Intro Transcription
Practice Session 2 - Add Line Clichés to Tunes
Listen to Monty Alexander play a line cliché in Duke Ellington's "In a Sentimental Mood" on his duo album with John Clayton, "Duke Ellington Songbook."