LINEAR TRANSITIONS
TABLE OF CONTENTS


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Basic Music Theory (reprinted from the original STEPS AHEAD book)  ………....... A, B, C, D
Deciphering the number system (from the original STEPS AHEAD book) ………….....……. E
Alterations from ( - ) from Major (from the original STEPS AHEAD book) …………....…….. F
Alterations from ( + ) from Major (from the original STEPS AHEAD book) …………...….…. G
How to use this book (using NUMBERS to understand the language of MUSIC) …... H-1, H-2

THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF THE MUSIC LANGUAGE
The 12 Major Scales (connecting the NOTES with the NUMBERS) ……………….....………. I-1
Major Patterns and Speed Drills ( 26 Patterns, 6 Speed Drills ) ……………………....……….. I-2

LOWERING THE 7TH STEP
The 12 Mixolydian Modes ( connecting the NOTES with the NUMBERS) ……...…………… J-1
Mixolydian Patterns, Speed Drills, and Bebop Patterns ( 23 Patterns, 8 Speed Drills) ……… J-2
Scales and Modes …………………………………………………………………………............…… K
Preliminary Patterns ……………………………………………………………………...........…….… L
The Mixolydian Mode (breaking down the “target points”) ……………………….....……….... M
Mixolydian from the 3, 5, -7 and 9th steps ………………………………………………......…….... N
The “PATTERNS” on the even pages ( 2 through 110 ) (The What and the Why) …..……....… O
Playing the Patterns (an example of How) ………………………………………………….......…... P
Triads and Chords (connecting NOTES to the NUMBERS, Scales/ Modes to the Chords) ...... Q
Other ways to play off the CD and with your rhythm section ………………………………....…..R

EVERY MUSICIAN NEEDS TO HAVE PIANO SKILLS
Keyboard Harmony for all musicians ………………………………………......…. S-1, S-2, S-3, S-4
Left Hand Piano Comping …………………………………………………….........…………. T-1, T-2
Using Drop 2 Four String Dominant 7th Chords for Guitar Comping ………………….. U-1, U-2
Developing walking bass lines ……………………………………………………………........……. V
Steps to “understanding” the melodic and harmonic architecture of a song …….……..………W

CD Track List …………………………………………………...........….. Back Cover

SECTION 1 ASCENDING FROM THE 1ST STEP OF THE SCALE
I7 to bII7 Full Measure Up from 1………………………………………………….........……… 1
I7 to bII7 Patterns off beat 3 (33 Patterns)………………………………………….....………… 2
I7 to II7 Full Measure Up from 1………………………………………………...........………… 3
I7 to II7 Patterns off beat 3 (33 Patterns)……………………………………….............…......… 4
I7 to bIII7 Full Measure Up from 1…………………………………………………….......…… 5
I7 to bIII7 Patterns off beat 3 (33 Patterns)…………………………………………..……….… 6
I7 to III7 Full Measure Up from 1…………………………………………………........….…… 7
I7 to III7 Patterns off beat 3 (33 Patterns)…………………………………………...............….. 8
I7 to IV7 Full Measure Up from 1………………………………………………….............…… 9
I7 to IV7 Patterns off beat 3 (33 Patterns)…………………………………………...………… 10
I7 to #IV7 Full Measure Up from 1……………………………………………….....………… 11
I7 to #IV7 Patterns off beat 3 (33 Patterns)………………………………………....……….… 12
I7 to V7 Full Measure Up from 1…………………………………………….............……...… 13
I7 to V7 Patterns off beat 3 (33 Patterns)………………………………………….........…...… 14
I7 to bVI7 Full Measure Up from 1…………………………………………………..……..… 15
I7 to bVI7 Patterns off beat 3 (33 Patterns)…………………………………………...........…. 16
I7 to VI7 Full Measure Up from 1……………………………………………………….......... 17
I7 to VI7 Patterns off beat 3 (33 Patterns)………………………………………………...........18
I7 to bVII7 Full Measure Up from 1…………………………………………………….......... 19
I7 to bVII7 Patterns off beat 3 (33 Patterns)…………………………………………....…...... 20
I7 to VII7 Full Measure Up from 1………………………………………….......……………. 21
I7 to VII7 Patterns off beat 3 (33 Patterns)……………………………………....…………… 22

SECTION 2          DESCENDING FROM THE 5TH STEP OF THE SCALE
I7 to bII7 Full Measure Down from 5.……………………………………….……………… 23
I7 to bII7 Patterns off the + of 2 (40 Patterns)………………………………..……………… 24
I7 to II7 Full Measure Down from 5………………………………..…..........…………....… 25
I7 to II7 Patterns off the + of 2 (40 Patterns)………………………………...........…...…...… 26
I7 to bIII7 Full Measure Down from 5……………………………………………….…....… 27
I7 to bIII7 Patterns off the + of 2 (40 Patterns)……………………………………….……… 28
I7 to III7 Full Measure Down from 5………………………………………………….…..… 29
I7 to III7 Patterns off the + of 2 (40 Patterns)…………………………………………...…… 30
I7 to IV7 Full Measure Down from 5………………………………………………….…..… 31
I7 to IV7 Patterns off the + of 2 (40 Patterns)…………………………………………...…… 32
I7 to #IV7 Full Measure Down from 5……………………………………………………..… 33
I7 to #IV7 Patterns off the + of 2 (40 Patterns)………………………………………..……… 34
I7 to V7 Full Measure Down from 5………………………………………………...……….. 35
I7 to V7 Patterns off the + of 2 (40 Patterns)……………………………………….....……… 36
I7 to bVI7 Full Measure Down from 5…………………………………………..……….….. 37
I7 to bVI7 Patterns off the + of 2 (40 Patterns)…………………………………..……...…… 38
I7 to VI7 Full Measure Down from 5…………………………………………….…………... 39
I7 to VI7 Patterns off the + of 2 (40 Patterns)…………………………………....…………… 40
I7 to bVII7 Full Measure Down from 5…………………………………………..………….. 41
I7 to bVII7 Patterns off the + of 2 (40 Patterns)……………………………….………...…… 42
I7 to VII7 Full Measure Down from 5………………………………………………………... 43
I7 to VII7 Patterns off the + of 2 (40 Patterns)……………………………………………...… 44

SECTION 3 ASCENDING FROM THE 3RD STEP OF THE SCALE
I7 to bII7 Full Measure Up from 3……………………………………………………..……… 45
I7 to bII7 Patterns off beat 2 (33 Patterns)…………………………………………..………… 46
I7 to II7 Full Measure Up from 3…………………………………………………........…….… 47
I7 to II7 Patterns off beat 2 (33 Patterns)………………………………………………....….… 48
I7 to bIII7 Full Measure Up from 3…………………………………………………….……… 49
I7 to bIII7 Patterns off beat 2 (33 Patterns)…………………………………………….……… 50
I7 to III7 Full Measure Up from 3………………………………………………………....\..… 51
I7 to III7 Patterns off beat 2 (33 Patterns)……………………………………………...……… 52
I7 to IV7 Full Measure Up from 3…………………………………………………….......…… 53
I7 to IV7 Patterns off beat 2 (33 Patterns)………………………………………………...…… 54
I7 to #IV7 Full Measure Up from 3…………………………………………………………..… 55
I7 to #IV7 Patterns off beat 2 (33 Patterns)……………………………………………….....… 56
I7 to V7 Full Measure Up from 3……………………………………………………….....…… 57
I7 to V7 Patterns off beat 2 (33 Patterns)……………………………………………...….....… 58
I7 to bVI7 Full Measure Up from 3……………………………………………………..…..… 59
I7 to bVI7 Patterns off beat 2 (33 Patterns)……………………………………………….…… 60
I7 to VI7 Full Measure Up from 3……………………………………………………...…...…. 61
I7 to VI7 Patterns off beat 2 (33 Patterns)…………………………………………………...… 62
I7 to bVII7 Full Measure Up from 3…………………………………………………………… 63
I7 to bVII7 Patterns off beat 2 (33 Patterns)…………………………………………………… 64
I7 to VII7 Full Measure Up from 3…………………………………………………………..… 65
I7 to VII7 Patterns off beat 2 (33 Patterns)………………………………………………….…. 66

SECTION 4 DESCENDING FROM THE LOWERED 7TH STEP OF THE SCALE
I7 to bII7 Full Measure Down from -7……………………………………………………...… 67
I7 to bII7 Patterns off the + of 1 (33 Patterns)… ………………………………………..……. 68
I7 to II7 Full Measure Down from -7…………………………………………………….....… 69
I7 to II7 Patterns off the + of 1 (33 Patterns)…… ……………………………………….....… 70
I7 to bIII7 Full Measure Down from -7……………………………………………...……..… 71
I7 to bIII7 Patterns off the + of 1 (33 Patterns)…… ……………………………………..…... 72
I7 to III7 Full Measure Down from -7……………………………………………………....… 73
I7 to III7 Patterns off the + of 1 (33 Patterns)…… ………………………………………....… 74
I7 to IV7 Full Measure Down from -7……………………………………………………....… 75
I7 to IV7 Patterns off the + of 1 (33 Patterns)…… ……………………………………....…… 76
I7 to #IV7 Full Measure Down from -7……………………………………………………...… 77
I7 to #IV7 Patterns off the + of 1 (33 Patterns)………. …………………………………..…… 78
I7 to V7 Full Measure Down from -7…………………………………………………......…… 79
I7 to V7 Patterns off the + of 1 (33 Patterns)……… ……………………………….…......…... 80
I7 to bVI7 Full Measure Down from -7……………………………………...………...……… 81
I7 to bVI7 Patterns off the + of 1 (33 Patterns)…… …………………………………...……... 82
I7 to VI7 Full Measure Down from -7……………………………………………….....……… 83
I7 to VI7 Patterns off the + of 1 (33 Patterns)……… ………………………………….....…… 84
I7 to bVII7 Full Measure Down from -7……………………………………………..………… 85
I7 to bVII7 Patterns off the + of 1 (33 Patterns)…… ………………………………..………… 88
I7 to VII7 Full Measure Down from -7………………………………………………...………. 87
I7 to VII7 Patterns off the + of 1 (33 Patterns)…… ………………………………....………… 88

SECTION 5 DESCENDING FROM THE 9TH STEP OF THE SCALE
I7 to bII7 Full Measure Down from 9………………………………………………….....…… 89
I7 to bII7 Patterns off beat 2 with triplets (24 Patterns)……………………………....…...… 90
I7 to II7 Full Measure Down from 9…………………………………………….……….......... 91
I7 to II7 Patterns off beat 2 with triplets (24 Patterns)…………………………………......… 92
I7 to bIII7 Full Measure Down from 9………………………………………………….....…... 93
I7 to bIII7 Patterns off beat 2 with triplets (24 Patterns)……………………………......…… 94
I7 to III7 Full Measure Down from 9………………………………………………….............. 95
I7 to III7 Patterns off beat 2 with triplets (24 Patterns)……………………………….....…… 96
I7 to IV7 Full Measure Down from 9…………………………………………….......………… 97
I7 to IV7 Patterns off beat 2 with triplets (24 Patterns)……………………….....…………… 98
I7 to #IV7 Full Measure Down from 9…………………………………………….....………… 99
I7 to #IV7 Patterns off beat 2 with triplets (24 Patterns)………………………..…………… 100
I7 to V7 Full Measure Down from 9…………………………………………......………….… 101
I7 to V7 Patterns off beat 2 with triplets (24 Patterns)…………………….....……………… 102
I7 to bVI7 Full Measure Down from 9………………………………………………...……… 103
I7 to bVI7 Patterns off beat 2 with triplets (24 Patterns)……………………..……...……… 104
I7 to VI7 Full Measure Down from 9……………………………………………….....……… 105
I7 to VI7 Patterns off beat 2 with triplets (24 Patterns)………………………………....…… 106
I7 to bVII7 Full Measure Down from 9…………………………………………………..…… 107
I7 to bVII7 Patterns off beat 2 with triplets (24 Patterns)………………………………....… 108
I7 to VII7 Full Measure Down from 9…………………………………………………......….. 109
I7 to VII7 Patterns off beat 2 with triplets (24 Patterns)……………………………………...110

SECTION 6 ASCENDING FROM THE 1ST STEP (2 CHORDS PER MEASURE)
Bonus Section I
I7 to bII7 2 chords per measure up from 1…………………………………........……...…… 111
I7 to II7 2 chords per measure up from 1……………………………………...........…..…… 112
I7 to bIII7 2 chords per measure up from 1………………………………........………..…… 113
I7 to III7 2 chords per measure up from 1…………………………………..........………..… 114
I7 to IV7 2 chords per measure up from 1…………………………………...........…....….… 115
I7 to #IV7 2 chords per measure up from 1……………………………..........……………… 116
I7 to V7 2 chords per measure up from 1……………………………….............………….… 117
I7 to bVI7 2 chords per measure up from 1……………………………….........……………. 118
I7 to VI7 2 chords per measure up from 1………………………………...............………..… 119
I7 to bVII7 2 chords per measure up from 1……………………………….........…………… 120
I7 to VII7 2 chords per measure up from 1………………………………………...........…… 121

SECTION 7 ii7 to V7 Bonus Section II
The ii7 to V7 progression full measure up from 1 ………………………………………...… 122
The ii7 to V7 Patterns off the + of 2 with triplet on 3 (30 Patterns) ………….……………... 123
The ii7 to V7 progression full measure Down from -7……………………..……………….. 124