Created for amateur or professional jazz pianists, this book takes them through all essential aspects of the linear approach. Part 1: The Drop-Two Harmonic Technique begins with the simple process of dropping the second note from a close position chord down an octave to create an open position voicing. It also defines these rules and clearly explains how to use them with a distinctive approach to voice leading, dissonances treatments, and counterpoint, which are logical extensions of the syntax of jazz harmony. The chapters are: Four-Part Chords, Inverted Chords, Five-Part Chords, Rootless Chords, and finishes with Six-Part Chords and Incomplete Chords. The concluding exercise section contains carefully designed harmonic drills that utilize and complement the content of each chapter in unique and interesting ways.