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  1. Thread: Fake Book

    by Pete Martin
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    Re: Fake Book

    Another vote for the New Real Books. Also one called the Standards Real book by Sher.

    I use iRealPro all the time, but always listen to my favorite recordings and adjust the charts. Some charts...
  2. Thread: Thumb Pain

    by Pete Martin
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    Re: Thumb Pain

    Also this one
    https://youtu.be/CT_TvgIHSAw
  3. Thread: Thumb Pain

    by Pete Martin
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    Re: Thumb Pain

    Sorry I didn't see this sooner. Sherry, watch these two videos and see if they help.

    Left hand ergonomics
    https://youtu.be/xrs2549QNsg

    Holding the mandolin
    https://youtu.be/0mDNJnKVO6A
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    I highly recommend Barry’s weekly online classes, one for harmony and one for improvisation. 1 1/2 hours each. Best $10 I spend weekly.

    I’ve been doing them since mid May and have well over 60...
  5. Re: What do you do when you're Just. Not. Feeling it?

    A few days off sometimes does wonders...
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    Re: Can you teach musicality?

    I believe that you can become better at anything through work. You can sound really good with enough work.

    I am going to say, however, there are a scant few people who have the “gift’. You...
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    Re: Circle of Fifths

    Do this the same way as the bass. You'll get a lot from it.
  8. Re: why are some chords for guitar not listed in chord books for

    Most serious players have worked out what notes are in chords (using music theory) and mapped them out on the fingerboard to find where they are. This process is WAY better than opening a book as it...
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Here are chord ideas to play over minor II V I progressions.

    https://youtu.be/326ytEIrXDY

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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    This video shows more things to play for dominant seventh chords

    https://youtu.be/ySJV2LmXZCY

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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    A move thing Barry likes to use for dominant seventh chords he calls "tritones minor".

    https://youtu.be/LI5l_3PP2Os

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    Re: Covid-19 is keeping me busy in my shop!

    Those look great John. Your instruments sound great and are a terrific value! :mandosmiley:
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    Re: How much do you practice?

    In the early 80s I practiced between 10 and 16 hours daily. Had a job taking change on the graveyard shift of a self service gas station. In the 90s it was about 4 hours daily. Now in my 60s, I...
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Barry's cool chording idea he calls "Sixth on the Fifth"

    https://youtu.be/BOuvvt2IYrI

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    Re: Improv From Scratch

    The next videos in the series will be looking at what to play on minor chords.


    https://youtu.be/kt_pEQwvkOg
    No PDF with this one



    https://youtu.be/PsKYPemjRY8
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    Re: New Blackstar battery amp

    Is this better than other battery amps out there like the Roland? All of these I've tried distort badly once you get a little above conversation volume. Terrible if you want clean sounds at...
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    I watch those quite often. Always picking up new ideas from them. The two "Blues with the horns" videos really show what you can learn from this method.
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Barry Harris is doing an online virtual workshop Saturday. You can see details here:

    http://www.localendar.com/public/BHJazzCalendar
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Video #32 shows Barry's ideas on what chord scales to use to play over a major II V I chord progression.


    https://youtu.be/b0bEpWxEmxo

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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Video #31 shows Barry's ideas on what to play for dominant seventh chords on a tune.

    https://youtu.be/WWtXz5qsc7c

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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Video #30 shows Barry's ideas of what to play against major sixth, major seventh and minor seventh chords in a tune.


    https://youtu.be/e3ympri1YqY

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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Perry, if you can find that video, I'd love to see it as I'm sure others would.

    Dave was in the mando contest at Winfield the 2 times I went in the early 80s and we played a good bit together, I...
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    The first two videos on Barry's harmonic (chord) method. He uses sixth diminished chords for many chords. It's a great system that creates movement and can be used for comping and chord melody. ...
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Two videos on diminished. First diminished scale.

    https://youtu.be/25GGG9I4MLU

    PDF here:
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    Diminished Arpeggio practice here.

    https://youtu.be/grV3LvzedqA
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Chord up scale down for tonic minor

    https://youtu.be/8txL3vhJAkg

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