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.
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Minor ii-V-i Progression
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Bill did undergraduate work at the Berklee College of Music and holds the M.Mus. degree in Jazz Studies from the Boston Conservatory/Berklee College of Music where he studied with Ray Santisi and Charlie Banacos. Bill taught and played extensively around the Boston area for the better part of two decades appearing everywhere from the legendary Ryles Jazz Club in Cambridge MA to a long stand at the Hampshire House on Beacon Hill in Boston before relocating to the Raleigh-Durham NC area where he teaches full-time on JazzPianoOnline.com.