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Hi Alan,. Just received a copy of your book. I have been fascinated by this method. He and Barry have been very successful with the diminished approach. Pianist Barry Harris’ method which outlines a more summarized, yet in-depth, approach to jazz harmony. Method adapted for guitar by Alan Kingstone. Thread: Kingstone/Harris Harmonic Method for Guitar I know there is a dedicated Barry Harris thread, but most of it is focussed on single line improvisation. Alan’s book doesn’t really seem focussed on that (although maybe .

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Add to Wish List. The “mover” on the other hand, understands that chords come from scales and thereby learns to approach chording in a more fluid fashion. The “hitter” sits up and works out a couple of beautiful sounding voicings for each kind of chord or worse, learns someone else’s from a method book – and from that point on, plays them exactly the same way.

You won’t come out sounding like everyone else – and that’s the good news! Suddenly the musical ceiling gets raised and points us back to the purpose behind this book. I am confident that guitarists everywhere who are fortunate enough to pick up this book will thank him again, and again. Things that seem obvious looking at black and white keys, become a mystery on a fretboard.

I have had the opportunity to play with Barry a few times over the years. Factoring in “borrowing” from neighbor chords while harmonizing, all sorts of exotic chords can result.


Eventually the theory is so cumbersome that it is replaced with something simpler and more functional, more in agreement with reality.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. You have laid it out so beautifully and I am going to work on it. Lets face it, voice leading is tough to think about on the guitar.

Everyone should try this out for themselves and see what they think! Imagine, a system for learning jazz harmony that actually embraces the concept of improvisation.

These videos really fill in the gaps of my knowledge. In fact, I prefer to think – movement-to-movement – as opposed to chord to chord.

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Finally after all these years I’m finally seeing how to put it all together in a way that is musical. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The book doesn’t present a new harmony, but a new way of seeing jazz harmony beyond the confusion of “well it doesn’t have any notes in the key of C or in the chord G7, but we’ll call it a G7 in the key of C anyway because it sort of functions that way. Its a bit like getting your first Apple computer.

Jazz Guitar Voicings – Vol. With these simple relationships, one can now approach harmony in a non-static way, borrowing and passing through notes either within a moving harmonized 6th scale or from a dominant’s parent diminished chord. I remember Pat Martino telling me about his diminished approach way back in the 70’s. Great work and may I bug you with a question or two along the way?

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English Choose a language for shopping. I was already familiar with the bebop major and bebop melodic minor scales Mark Levinebut didn’t realize that harmonizing them yields these 3 chords!

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. About Barry Harris “I guess you could say Barry Harris is one of the very last of the bebop purists that we have on piano.

Barry Harris The Guitar in Jazz. Three-Note Voicings and Beyond. This site uses cookies. This page works best with JavaScript. It is a very practical and organized way of looking at chord movement applied to the areas of accompaniment, arranging and composition. There is a beat by beat analysis showing readers which concepts were put to use at any given point.

I am fifty years old and a pro pianist, and Barry talks about and demonstrates an approach that for me is already changing my playing.

Barry Harris is a great pianist and a great educator. Get to Know Us. Customers also viewed these items. What you will find herein are the structural components, as mapped out and developed by jazz giant Barry Harris, that will guide and aid you on your own personal road to discovery. When was the last time you listened to the symphony, for instance, and said oh yeah, Am7b5 – D7.